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Right Clicking "Computer" shows "Rename" instead of "Properties"


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#1 Simpuhl

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:42 PM

Some of the users at my job have this weird issue.

 

When I click Start, and then right click on "Computer". Properties has been replaced with "Rename" and I can't seem to figure out how to fix this. If I click rename it does actually let me rename it, I want the default back to normal where it says properties.

 

Any insight on how this may have happened and how to revert is highly appreciated.


Edited by Simpuhl, 25 June 2018 - 08:43 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

I don't have any idea yet but...

 

If Properties has been replaced with "Rename" then you see to Renames, right?

 

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Or do you mean you do not see the Properties option at all:

 

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If you do not have Computer set to display on the Desktop, make it so and do you have the same when you right click Computer on the Desktop or is that normal:

 

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Edited by joseibarra, 25 June 2018 - 10:22 PM.

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#3 Simpuhl

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:22 PM

I don't have any idea yet but...

 

If Properties has been replaced with "Rename" then you see to Renames, right?

 

attachicon.gif4.jpg

 

Or do you mean you do not see the Properties option at all:

 

attachicon.gif2.jpg

 

If you do not have Computer set to display on the Desktop, make it so and do you have the same when you right click Computer on the Desktop or is that normal:

 

attachicon.gif3.jpg

 

I guess I am tripping and never realized "rename" was part of it lol. So I guess I am just missing "Properties"..

The picture looks like #2

 

In that case I probably just need to look at this registry key.

 

http://www.instant-registry-fixes.org/enable-or-disable-system-properties-access-from-my-computer/

 

i'll take a look when I am back at work tomorrow

 

Also might be a gpo we aren't aware of

 

https://computerstepbystep.com/remove-properties-from-the-computer-icon-context-menu.html


Edited by Simpuhl, 25 June 2018 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:48 PM

Of course.  

 

You might look at the registry/gpo of the working systems for comparison.  If it was a gpo/policy it seems odd that it would only be on some systems and if it is only on some systems why is that and how did it get that way.

 

Since there is no undo or quit without saving in regedit I would make a manual System Restore point before tinkering so you can undo things in case something goes wrong.

 

Those adjustments are at the user level to a logon/reboot cycle will be required.

 

I've seen those other ideas too but my first thought was video drivers.


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