Windows 10 Unable to delete app from context menu.


Extraordinary Member
Jul 16, 2014
Hi guys,

I had two "Edit with Notepad ++" context menu entries.

When i click the one highlighted it throws error:
This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page.

I deleted Notepad ++ and removed the context menu entry from: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers

But this one is not listed in same registry menu, due to not having app associated. But there are still many Notepad++ entries in Registry Editor.
What way or app you recommend me to get rid of it?
I tried with shexview and shmnview-x64 but could not find what belongs to the entry.

Should i search around in registry for Notepad++ entries and check which ones look safe to delete?


Context menu items can be under HKLM and HCU registry hives and under * and the file type class, so that's 4 places to look at in the registry