Easy Context Menu (ECM) lets you add a variety of useful commands and tweaks to the Desktop, My Computer, Drives, File and Folder right-click context menus. This enables you to access the most used Windows components quickly and easily. Simply check the box next to the items you wish to add. Once added, just right click and the select the component shortcut to launch it. Easy Context Menu is both portable and freeware.
Last update – Tuesday, 29 June 2021 (Silent Update)
[Fixed] – Sticky notes doesn’t work on Windows 11
Last General update (08.08.2015)
[Fixed] – Windows 10 Registry writing Problem
[Fixed] – Restricted user permission issues
[Fixed] – If you change a group name in the List editor, target combo menu doesn’t update itself
[Fixed] – Block keyboard needs admin permission
[Fixed] – Tooltip doesn’t work properly
[Fixed] – Attrib screen is too narrow
[Fixed] – Command prompt bug and some minor translation errors
[Added] – Load saved settings icon
How to use
Extract the ZIP to the folder of your choice, and then run the program. Select your desired context menu entries by ticking the adjacent checkbox, then click the Apply Changes button.
Easy Context Menu has six main categories, and three sub-categories:
1. Desktop Context Menu
2. My Computer Context Menu
2b: System Tools
2c: Turn Off options
3. Drives Context Menu
4. Folder Context Menu
5. File Context Menu
6. EXE file Context Menu
Found within are all of Sordum’s small tools: Delete Temp Files, Restart Windows Explorer, Show or Hide Hidden Files/Folders, Show or Hide File Extensions, Rebuild Shell Icon Cache, Select All Files, Copy IP address, Reduce Memory, Fix Print Spooler, Take Ownership (which has no UAC problem and it also works in Windows XP).
You can elect to show or hide the icon for any item by right clicking on it and selecting “Enable Icon”. Click “Enable Icon” again to toggle it back off.
The same menu allows you to arrange icon positions (Top, Middle or Bottom) or jump directly to the registry key for that item. The “Enable Shift-Click” option sets the item as hidden on the menu until you press the Shift key, which then makes it visible.
Add any program to your context menu
With Easy Context Menu, it is very easy to add any program to your right click menu. To do so:
1. Open the List Editor
2. Drag and drop your desired program into the editor
3. Click the “Save Changes” button and close then List Editor
4. Now you will see the newly added program in ECM’s main window. Just select it and click the Apply Changes button.
How to Clean the Right Click Menu
The context menu is often abused by software vendors who add useless entries without asking permission. You can use ECM’s new context menu cleaner feature to remove all unwanted entries.
Just select an unwanted entry and click the Delete button to remove it from your context menu. It’s that simple.
Block a Program in Windows Firewall
To block a program in Windows Firewall using ECM:
1. Add the ‘Block In Windows Firewall’ entry to your context menu
2. Right click on any application (exe) and select Block In Windows Firewall. To remove an application from being blocked, right click and then choose “Remove From Windows Firewall”.
Windows 10 BUG
Please be aware of a well known (except, apparently, by Microsoft) bug in Windows 10 — if you change the “Open File Explorer to” This PC, and then add context menu items, you cannot use Windows Explorer properly because explorer.exe will automatically run the most recently added right click item. We have reported this bug here (with no response, as yet).
There is a temporary workaround you can use – if you add anything under the My Computer context menu, please check the box by “My Computer (for Win 10 bug)” entry as well. Then you’ll be able to use Windows Explorer normally.
NOTE: We are still waiting for a fix from Microsoft
Please don’t use take ownership feature on windows system files and folders (For example Fonts folder etc.) . It may cause windows to not work properly
Supported operating systems: Windows 11 , Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows xp – (both x86 and x64)
Supported languages: English , Turkish , German , Italian , Vietnamese , Russian , Polish , Korean , Spanish , Hungarian , Chinese (Simplified) , Chinese (Traditional) , French , Japanese , Portuguese-Br , Greek , Danish , Dutch , Persian , Ukrainian , Hebrew , Romanian , Uighur , Czech , Arabic , Swedish , Slovenian , Portuguese-PT , Indonesian , Serbian , Bulgarian, Latvian
File: EcMenu_x64.exe │ Virustotal
File: EcMenu.exe │ Virustotal
I really like this app and found it very helpful so thanks a lot. small issues I encountered where 1: the ‘option menu’ of creating ‘new folder’, was gone yet i found a reg file that fixed that.same happened with exe. command to ‘run as administator’ was gone and had to find a reg file to fix it.nothing to worry about, yet now I’m encountering the same with an app I had before that have a context option in it’s settings [it’s an uninstaller’ to uninstall an exe, that though it shows up in the context menu, is not opening the app. I tried the list editor too but to no avail. It’s not really a big deal as the balance is tipped much more to being happy about this app but maybe something to think about in future updates. thanks
What should I do to right click on any file (exe, dll, ocx.. In short for all files..) and add "Scan with X" option?
Example program: C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\pestudio\pestudio.exe
I added it with EC Menu, but I left the parameter part blank. 😀
How to access the … ummmmmnnn… button configuration window?
Is it possible to add a command to clear the Windows clipboard with a confirmation "popup" just like the one that appears when I click the "delete temporary files" command? Thanks!
I have a question. I downloaded FFMPEG and I like its use. I especially liked being able to convert with cmd.
I found the necessary codes to use FFMPEG with the EC Menu program, ‘yes, I don’t understand the codes :)’
Copy all streams from video (Remux):
H.264 re-encode video, copy audio stream: ffmpeg -i input.ts -c:v libx264 -c:a copy output.mp4
Re-encode video and audio stream: ffmpeg -i input.ts -c:v libx264 -c:a aac output.mp4
Re-encode to lossless H.264: ffmpeg -i input.ts -c:v libx264 -crf 0 -c:a copy output.mp4
For example, when I right-click on the .ts file, I want the "Encode Video" option and the above codes as a submenu, but I don’t want it to appear in other types of files. I do not know how to do it. Can you please help?
Could you please add the "Set Priority" feature for .exe files?
I will suggest that when you right-click on the folder, up-down arrows are added because the menu is too large. Please add "Show as Menu" option to Editor.
I couldn’t find the "Run with Graphics Processor" option in the picture I gave the link below, can you help?
Block a Program in Windows Firewall don’t work for me.
Tested with FreeTube and it still can connect even I blocked it with your tool.Tested on Windows 10 21H . I wonder why…
If you have a proper converter,you can add it to your right click menu.
Is it opssible to add “Convert from “.ts” to .mp4″ feature to the right-click menu ?
(Dosyalar için sağ tuş menüsüne ".mp4’e Çevir" eklenebilir mi? mesela ".ts" dosyaları.)
Please!!! Dev. update and make it work with new native context menu in Windows 11!!!
Amazing. Thank you so much. I solved my problem
(Harikasınız. Çok teşekkür ederim. Sorunumu sayenizde çözdüm.)
What honestly would be awesome or if it’s already possible is:
Selecting multiple files -> Right-Clicking -> Send to
[New folder] that will be created in the same location! So now you just need to name the "New Folder" with the selected files moved inside.
And if this program could load you’re already existing right click options so you can configure them.
We have noted it down , Thanks
Hi! How to make the removal permanent ( C:\\Windows\\EcMenu.exe /Permanently Delete \"%1\ ) was executed without confirmation Yes/No? Maybe there is an additional key of some kind?
Good, I would need to know if there is the possibility that when starting windows a configuration of predefined applications is loaded automatically to the context
Need update to support Win11 context menu