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    New Menu - Context and File

    New Menu - Context and File
    How to Add and Remove a Item in the"New" Context Menu
    New Menu - Context and File

    How to Add and Remove a Item in the"New" Context Menu


    information   Information
    The New menu is located in the Context (right click) menu and Windows Explorer File menu. This will show you how to add and remove a item of your choice to the New menu.
    Note   Note
    In the root and root folders of C: drive, the only New context menu item available is Folder.
    Tip   Tip


    EXAMPLE: Context menu New menu Items Before (Default) and After
    New Menu - Context and File-new_context_default-jpgNew Menu - Context and File-new_context_after-jpg
    EXAMPLE: File menu New menu Items Before (Default) and After
    New Menu - Context and File-file_new_default-jpgNew Menu - Context and File-file_new_after-jpg
    warning   Warning
    Before you make changes to the registry, you should backup the ShellNew key under the file extension you will be changing. (See step 6 below)

    1. To Backup Registry Key
    A) Right click ShellNew and click Export.

    B) Save the exported REG file to where you want it.
    NOTE: This is the back file.
    2. To Restore Registry Key
    A) Right click on the exported REG file and click Merge.

    B) Confirm the action to restore the registry key back to the same as the REG file.






    Here's How:
    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. If prompted, click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    4. In regedit, go to:
    NOTE: Go to the key of the file extension (left pane) of the item you want to add to the New menu.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\(File Extension)
    FOR EXAMPLE: For a New Batch File, go to (.bat) : (See screenshot below)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bat
    warning   Warning
    For an existing file extension that you want to remove from the New Menu, skip this and go to to Option One (step 8) instead.


    5. In the left pane, right click on the file extension (EX: .bat) and click on New and Key.
    New Menu - Context and File-file_extension-jpg
    6. Type ShellNew and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
    New Menu - Context and File-shellnew-jpg



    Option One

    To Add or Remove a Blank New Item

    7. To Add a Blank New Item
    NOTE: This will create a new blank (no content) file of the file extension.
    New Menu - Context and File-new_item-jpg
    A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below step 6)

    B) Type NullFile and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

    C) Continue to step 9, or go to step 13.
    New Menu - Context and File-nullfile-jpg
    8. To Remove the Blank New Item or Already Existing Item
    A) In the left pane of the file extension, right click on ShellNew and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)
    NOTE: To just hide it instead to make it easy to restore again later if you wanted, right click on ShellNew and click on Rename. Rename it to ShellNew*. To unhide it, just remove the * from the name.

    B) Continue to step 9, or go to step 13.



    Option Two

    To Add or Remove a New Item with Content or Data

    9. To Add a New Item with Content or Data
    A) Do step 7 first.
    NOTE: This will create a new file of the file extenstion with content or data the you will enter in step D below.
    EXAMPLE: When you right click on the created New item and click Edit, you will have the content you added in it.
    New Menu - Context and File-new_item-jpgNew Menu - Context and File-edit_new_item-jpg
    B) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot above)

    C) Type Data and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

    D) In the right pane, right click on Data and click on Modify.
    New Menu - Context and File-data-jpg
    E) Type in the Text or Data content that you want the New item to always have when created and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    New Menu - Context and File-modify_data-jpg
    F) You should now see something like this. (See screenshot below)

    G) Continue to step 11, or go to step 13.
    New Menu - Context and File-data_finished-jpg
    10. To Remove a New Item with Content or Data
    A) In the right pane, right click on Data and click Delete. (See screenshot above)
    NOTE: To just hide it instead to make it easy to restore again later if you wanted, right click on ShellNew and click on Rename. Rename it to ShellNew*. To unhide it, just remove the * from the name.

    B) Continue to step 11, or go to step 13.



    Option Three

    To Add or Remove a New Item that is a Copy of Another File

    11. To Add a New Item that is a Copy of Another File -
    WARNING: This will override step 7 and 9, so you will need to choose to do either those steps or this step.
    NOTE: This will create a new file of the file extension that is a copy of the file you will specify in step 11D below.

    EXAMPLE: When you right click on the created New item and click Edit, you will have the copied content of the file you chose.
    New Menu - Context and File-new_item-jpgNew Menu - Context and File-edit_new_item2-jpg
    A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot below step 6)

    B) Type FileName and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

    C) In the right pane, right click on FileName and click on Modify.
    New Menu - Context and File-filename-jpg
    D) Type in the full path of the file you want copied and click on OK. (See example screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you add the file you want copied into C:\Windows\ShellNew , then you will just need to type the name of the file instead. (EX:Old Batch File.bat)
    WARNIING: The file you want copied must have the same file extension.
    New Menu - Context and File-modify_filename-jpg
    E) You should see something like this now. (See screenshot below)
    New Menu - Context and File-filename_finished-jpg
    F) Go to step 13.
    12. To Remove a New Item that is a Copy of Another File
    A) In the left pane, right click on ShellNew and click Delete. (See screenshot above)
    NOTE: To just hide it instead to make it easy to restore again later if you wanted, right click on ShellNew and click on Rename. Rename it to ShellNew*. To unhide it, just remove the * from the name.
    13. Close regedit.

    14. Log off and Log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn




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  2.    01 Mar 2008 #1
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    when I right click I can't get the "new" commands.
    I have lost the "new" entirely..
    It is not empty but it doesn't exist!
    And... on the explorer menu: "create new folder" doesn't work.
    I can't create folder

    How I can fix this?

    thanks. pippo from sicily.
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  3.    01 Mar 2008 #2
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Hi pippo,

    Welcome to Vista x64 Forums.

    See if running a sfc /scannow command can find and fix any system file error that may be related to this. This will show you how.

    System Files - SFC Command

    Shawn
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  4.    18 Jul 2008 #3
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Hi Brink, do you know a way to remove those items under New menu except Folder and Shortcut?

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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Hi niGht kiD,

    You can go to each file extension in the registry for those entries and rename the ShellNew key to ShellNew* to hide them without deleting them incase you want to add them back by renaming it back to just ShellNew. If you do not know the file extension for them, then just click on one to create a new file of it to see the extension.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Thank you Brink
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Your welcome.
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Hi Brink!

    Any ideas why this does not work for me?

    I'm trying to add .php to the new context menu. I tried NullFile, NullFile + Data and FileName but nothing worked. I did restart my Vista x64 Ultimate also. It just does not appear there. I managed to make .reg appear, but .php does not work for some reason.
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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Hi Kaisellgren,

    Do you have a program installed that can read PHP files?

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    Re: New Menu - Context and File


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Kaisellgren,

    Do you have a program installed that can read PHP files?

    Shawn
    Yes, several.

    Zend Studio, phpDesigner and Notepad2. Default program is set to Notepad2.
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