How to Add or Remove Office 2019 New Context Menu Items in Windows 10  

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #10

    It appears to be correct, so possibly some other app is overriding the Microsoft Word Document New context menu item.

    Just to verify, is Word set as the default app for all the .docxxx file types?
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       #11

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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       #12

    Looks good there as well.

    Let's give this a try below if you like to manually set this instead.

    1) Download the WORD12.zip file below, and save it to your desktop.
    2) Unblock the ZIP file.

    3) Open the ZIP file, and copy the blank WORD12.docx file into your folder below.

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\vfs\Windows\SHELLNEW

    4) Next, download and merge the Word.reg file below to set the registry to use this WORD12.docx file instead.

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx\Word.Document.12\ShellNew]
    "FileName"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\root\\vfs\\Windows\\SHELLNEW\\WORD12.docx\""
    "NullFile"=-
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       #13

    Okay, I did all that, restarted and still no entry.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #14

    TheOne320 said:
    Okay, I did all that, restarted and still no entry.
    Hmm. Everything seems to be in order in your registry and default apps, so I'm not sure why this context menu is still AWOL.
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  6. Posts : 36
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       #15

    I'm having the same problem as TheOne32 and am wondering if anyone has any more suggestions.

    I'm running Office 2019 64-bit. It's Word that's the problem. It's not showing up, while Excel and Powerpoint are. Using the registry scripts at the beginning of the thread, I can remove/add Excel and Powerpoint to my heart's content, but Word just never gets added. I even tried running the Remove All and then Add All, and everything returns but Word.

    Here's the other stuff I've tried from this thread:

    • Re-registering Word
    • Word is set as the default app for all the .docxxx file types
    • I tried to manually set it using Brink's Word12.docx file and registry edit. Didn't work. And in my registry, I don't even see a [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx\Word.Document.12\ShellNew] section, though I do have Shell and Shell\New.


    Here are my registry entries:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\shell\New]
    Type = REG_SZ
    Data = @C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Root\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX64\Microsoft Shared\Office16\oregres.dll,-2

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\shell\New\command]
    Type = REG_SZ
    Data = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\WINWORD.EXE" /n /f "%1"
    Thank you in advance!
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #16

    Hello @ComputerBen,

    You shouldn't need to do anything to registry entries you listed your post.

    Normally, removing the registry entries below will remove the Office 2019 entries from the New context menu.

    Code:
    ; Microsoft Access Database
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdb\Access.Application.16\ShellNew]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft Excel Worksheet
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlsx\Excel.Sheet.12\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pptx\PowerPoint.Show.12\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft Publisher Document
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pub\Publisher.Document.16\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft Word Document
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx\Word.Document.12\ShellNew]
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  8. Posts : 36
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       #17

    Brink said:
    Hello @ComputerBen,

    You shouldn't need to do anything to registry entries you listed your post.

    Normally, removing the registry entries below will remove the Office 2019 entries from the New context menu.

    Code:
    ; Microsoft Access Database
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdb\Access.Application.16\ShellNew]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft Excel Worksheet
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlsx\Excel.Sheet.12\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pptx\PowerPoint.Show.12\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft Publisher Document
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pub\Publisher.Document.16\ShellNew]
    
    
    ; Microsoft Word Document
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx\Word.Document.12\ShellNew]
    I do have the registry section for Word, but it's still not showing up as a new document choice. Any idea what to try next?
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       #18

    ComputerBen said:
    I do have the registry section for Word, but it's still not showing up as a new document choice. Any idea what to try next?
    You said you re-registered Word, but did you reinstall Word 2019 from the installation exe?

    Do you have any other Word type 3rd party program installed that may be interfering?
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  10. Posts : 36
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       #19

    Brink said:
    You said you re-registered Word, but did you reinstall Word 2019 from the installation exe?

    Do you have any other Word type 3rd party program installed that may be interfering?
    I just did a Repair, but it didn't fix it.

    I don't think I have any 3rd party programs like that installed. I have Notepad++ but that's it. I previously had Office XP (yeah) installed, but I uninstalled it before installing Office 2019.
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