Right click on any file says "Registry Access Denied"

I can right click on the taskbar, desktop, any icons on the desktop and inside all of the applications that I can think to try, but as soon as I enter any folder, including 'My Computer' and right click on something a window pops up saying Error Registry Access Denied. I click the 'ok' button an then the context menu comes up like it should have in the first place.

I'm running Windows 7, on a Dell Latitude D610 (old, I know, but it was free)
Intel Pentium M CPU @ 1.87GHz no o/c
2GB of DDR2 RAM no o/c
Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family


Follow the registry path mentioned: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\

look for an entry for a zip program that doesn't appear on the context menu.

After backing up the registry, remove that entry and restart your computer.

This should fix your issue.


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The answer given should cure the symptom.
Are you using ZipX? If so, that is the underlying cause. Uninstall it and use another zip program.

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