New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


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    New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items

    New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items
    How to Restore Missing Default New Context Menu Items in Vista
    New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items

    How to Restore Missing Default New Context Menu Items in Vista


    information   Information
    This will show you how to restore any nonworking or missing default menu items from in the New context (right click) menu. This includes the Folder, Shortcut, Bitmap Image, Contact, Rich Text Document, Text Document, and Briefcase menu items.
    Note   Note
    This will restore the entire default key entry in the registry for the menu item that is missing in the New context menu. For more about the ShellNew key and how to add a menu item of your own, see:How to Add and Remove a New Menu Item in Vista
    Tip   Tip
    If New is missing from the context menu, then see: How to Restore or Remove New from the Context Menu in Vista and continue this tutorial to restore any missing menu items in the New menu.
    EXAMPLE: New Context Menu with Default Menu Items
    NOTE: You can only see this New context menu when you right click on a empty space on the desktop or on a empty space in a Windows Explorer window.
    New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items-new_menu-jpg


    Here's How:
    Note   Note
    Select and download the New menu item(s) REG file(s) that is not working or is missing to restore them back to the New context menu item list.

    1. To Restore Folder
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Folder.reg file.
    download
    2. To Restore Shortcut
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Shortcut.reg file.
    download
    3. To Restore Bitmap Image
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Bitmap_Image.reg file.
    download
    4. To Restore Contact
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Contact.reg file.
    download
    5. To Restore Rich Text Document
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Rich_Text_Document.reg file.
    download
    6. To Restore Text Document
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Text_Document.reg file.
    download
    7. To Restore Briefcase
    A) Click on the download button below to download the
    Restore_Briefcase.reg file.
    download
    8. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    9. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    10. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    11. Restart the computer to apply the changes.

    12. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file(s) if you like.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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  2.    16 Jul 2008 #1
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    i try to restore text document but it still no menu item ?
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    Hello Xufos66, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    I updated the download to include the full .txt key entry from the registry. Try downloading it again with this new version to see if that can restore it for you.

    Shawn
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    ^^
    wow thanks,my text document is restore now
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    You're welcome Xufos66,

    I'm happy to hear that did the trick. Thank you for the feedback.

    Shawn
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  6.    28 Sep 2008 #5
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    Thankyou SO MUCH!
    I was loving this forum enough, for fixing all my errors, then I realise my txt document has gone, .
    But I found this post, I LOVE YOU! It worked perfect!
    10/10
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    You're welcome Reattach.

    Shawn
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    thanks Brink same prob with text doc here....was there a screwed update released recently? seems vista is acting weird for the past week/s. (its my good work pc...no crap installed)
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    You're welcome BleepingCrazy. That last security KB958644 update had been reported to cause a few issues for some folks.
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    Re: New Context Menu - Restore Default Menu Items


    Thankyou, the txt file fix worked for me too. I thought it didn't work at first but all good after a reboot. I think the culprit for me was CS4. That was the last thing I remember installing and I'm sure I could do this before installing CS4.

    Thanks again.
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