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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
    Published by Category: Customization
    24 Nov 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    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
    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10-new_context_menu.png Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10-new_library.jpg
    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10-ribbon_new_item.jpg Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10-new_folder.png






    OPTION ONE

    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.






    OPTION TWO

    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. Posts : 2
    Win10 x64
       #1

    Thanks a bunch!
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  2. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,949
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Yeah... There's gotta be a way to ficks this.
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,975
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    How do you edit the new context menu to add/remove document types of your choice?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,949
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,949
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,949
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Ok @Steve C. The tutorial has been updated for add and remove options. :)
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #9

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