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How to Add Briefcase to New Context Menu in Windows 10

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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, Journal Document, Rich Text Document, Text Document, and Compressed (zipped) Folder.

If you like, you can add Briefcase to the New context menu.

You can use Briefcase to keep files in sync between two different computers, even if the computers aren't on the same network. If the computers aren't on the same network, you can copy files from one computer to another by using removable media, work on those files using the other computer, and then use Briefcase to sync the changes back to the original computer.

For more details about Briefcase, see: Sync using Briefcase - Windows Help



This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Briefcase to the New context menu for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove Briefcase from the New context menu.

Note   Note
The Briefcase feature has been completely removed starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942. This tutorial will no longer work starting with this build.


EXAMPLE: Briefcase added to New context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add Briefcase to New Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Briefcase_to_New_context_menu.reg

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 3. To Remove Briefcase from New Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Briefcase_from_New_cntext_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Sometimes it may take a moment before this New context menu item is actually added or removed. If not, then restart the computer to apply.

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




That's it,
Shawn