New Menu - Context and File


  1.    27 Jul 2008 #10
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    I must admit that I am stumped to why it will not work for you. You might check out this link for more detailed instructions on this.

    Add items to the New menu (aka ShellNew entries)

    Hope this helps,
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    It's a pretty neat tutorial. However, how do I remove the unwanted context and files that are already there? Example, my New Menu consists of the following:
    *Folder
    *Shortcut
    *Contact
    *Microsoft Office Word Document
    *Journal Document
    *Microsoft Office Powerpoint Presentation
    *Text Document
    *Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet
    *Compressed (zipped) Folder
    *Briefcase
    Any help to remove some of the unwanted would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
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    Hi Bennys,

    You will just need to go to the file extension for that New item instead in the tutorial, then right click on it's ShellNew and click on Rename. Rename it to ShellNew*.

    Hope that helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.
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    So here I ask:
    How do I locate those files extension? Is it in the regedit under HKEY...XXX?
    Thank you...Brink
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    Yes, it will be at the same HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\(File Extension) location.

    You can see what file extension they are by temporarily creating a new one to see the extension on it. This will show you how to see the file extensions once the new file is created.

    File Name Extension
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    Thank you...
    You can see what file extension they are by temporarily creating a new one to see the extension on it. This will show you how to see the file extensions once the new file is created.
    I already know how to show and hide file extension BUT how do I create a new one? This is pretty confusing for me. For example, I see the path file for CONTACT which is C:\Users\MYNAME\Contacts), but where is the extention? Anyhow, I tried to create a new one like you said. This is what I did. Correct me if I'm wrong:
    Right click .bat>NewKey>Type ShellNew>New>String Value>Type Contact>Modified>Type Full Path of file. And this the final CONTACT screenshot.

    I can't find the extention for CONTACT file. PLEASE HELP...
    Thanks for your patience.
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    No problem Bennys,

    The file extension is .contacts for Contacts.

    If you are not familiar with or sure what to do in the registry, then I would not recommend that you do this. One wrong change can cause you to have to reinstall Vista to fix it.


    Do not create a new entry in the registry, but from the context menu instead. Right click on the desktop and and click on New and whatever item you want to see what the file extension is for. Afterwards, you will just need to go to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\(File Extension) location in the registry for that New item, then right click on it's ShellNew and click on Rename. Rename it to ShellNew*.
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    The file extension is .contacts for Contacts.Thanks a million. That was so simple. I feel like an idiot now after spending the last couple days going through many tutorials trying to figure this thing out.
    Regards, Judge Judy.
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    LOL, your welcome Judge Judy Bennys.
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    Thanks for the tutorial. All I wanted to do was delete the unused ones, so you gave me the info on where they would be found. I deleted all the crap ones by going under each file extension and deleting the folder that said "shellnew".

    If you want to get rid of New-->Contact, just delete "shellnew" from .contact under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\. To get rid of New-->Briefcase, it's found in the same list as the others but without the "." (dot) in front of it.

    I love this site and all the cool ass tuts. Thanks Brink! You rock.
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