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    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10
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    18 May 2018
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    How to Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10


    The New context menu allows users to quickly create a new item in the current location.

    The default New context menu items include to create a new Library, Folder, Shortcut, Bitmap image, Contact, Rich Text Document, Text Document, and Compressed (zipped) Folder.

    This tutorial will restore or remove all or specific default New context menu items for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to restore the default New context menu items.


     CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: New context menu
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    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10
    Restore Default New Context Menu Items

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below for what you want to add to the New context menu.

    Restore_ALL_default_New_context_menu_items.reg

    download

    OR



    Restore_New_Library_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Restore_New_Folder_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Restore_New_Shortcut_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Restore_New_Bitmap_image_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Restore_New_Contact_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Restore_New_Rich_Text_Document_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Restore_New_Text_Document_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Restore_New_Compressed_zipped_Folder_context_menu_item.reg

    download


    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10
    Remove Default New Context Menu Items

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below for what you want to remove from the New context menu.

    Remove_ALL_default_New_context_menu_items.reg

    download

    OR



    Remove_New_Library_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Remove_New_Folder_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Remove_New_Shortcut_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Remove_New_Bitmap_image_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Remove_New_Contact_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Remove_New_Rich_Text_Document_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Remove_New_Text_Document_context_menu_item.reg

    download



    Remove_New_Compressed_zipped_Folder_context_menu_item.reg

    download


    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    01 Aug 2016 #1

    Thanks a bunch!
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  2.    17 Nov 2016 #2

    Yes, but I want to know how to restore full functionality in protected


    This is all well and good, but I want to know how to restore full functionality to protected folders. When I go into "C:\Program Files" I want to be able to right-click and create a new text file. How do I do that?
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  3. Posts : 31,389
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2016 #3

    Hello pblanton, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    This is done by design for system folders.

    You can create a new .txt file say on your desktop, then move it to "C:\Program Files" as a workaround.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    17 Nov 2016 #4

    Yeah... There's gotta be a way to ficks this.
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  5.    05 Dec 2017 #5

    How do you edit the new context menu to add/remove document types of your choice?
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  6. Posts : 31,389
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       05 Dec 2017 #6

    Hey Steve, :)

    Here's a tutorial below from Windows 7/8 for now that will also work in Windows 10.

    New Context Menu - Remove Restore Default Menu Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Dec 2017 at 10:36.
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  7. Posts : 31,389
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       05 Dec 2017 #7

    @Steve C,

    In addition, you can delete the "ShellNew" key to remove the file type from the "New" context menu.

    Editing the .reg files in the tutorial below can help show you more on the "ShellNew" key.
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  8. Posts : 31,389
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       06 Dec 2017 #8

    Ok @Steve C. The tutorial has been updated for add and remove options. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    17 Jan 2018 #9

    Came here to add text files to context menu. Didn't work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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