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CDFVIEW.DLL - When you right-click on a file in Explorer, you don't get any context menu.

I do get a context menu only two items though the create shortcut and new folder options. This happend after running free windows registry cleaner program. I have tried to use the backup reg file it created but it doesn't fix the problem. please help.

The details of the shell extension that might cause the problem:

Shell Extension Name: Channel Shortcut
Filename: CDFVIEW.DLL
Description: Channel Definition File Viewer
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
File Version: 6.00.2800.1612 (xpsp2.041207-1145)
CLSID: {f3aa0dc0-9cc8-11d0-a599-00c04fd64434}

If you think that you have similar problem in your system, you can try to fix the problem by disabling the specified shell extension. In order to do that, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Download and run the ShellExView utility from this Web page.
  2. Find the right shell extension according the details specified above.
  3. Select this shell extension and press F7 to disable this extension. After disabling the shell extension, check if the problem still occurs. If the problem still occurs, you should enable back the shell extension by pressing F8, and then try to search for another shell extension that might cause your problem.

This shell extension problem was reported by evilcsv@gmail.com