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8 Essential Tools For The IT Guy

Often on this blog I write alot about tools or utilities – they are generally interesting applications or programs that I have tested that I thought you might find useful too. What every IT Guy tends to keep, however, is a cache of essential utilities that he/she use with them all the time. As you become more tuned to the kinds of utilities you use, you’ll find ways to make them more available to yourself when you are at the client (at a moments notice). 

A New Utility From Nirsoft – ShellMenuNew

Nirsoft has a great history of making utilities, these are free and very useful. Just today, Nirsoft released a new one that, as he says he “created this utility within a few days without planning to create it before”. I like it!

Here’s what it does:
In the Windows XP/Vista/7 Explorer interface, there is a context menu that can be accessed by right-clicking from most locations. This includes folders, and the desktop. The context menu sub-items this utility changes are the ones in the “New” tree. You may want to disable some or all of these items if you want to speed up your PC, or you have an application that has, without you’re permission, decided to add way more items to that then you actually want. Use this utility to disable them.

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