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Windows 7: How do I add a item to the "New" context menu?

16 Dec 2010   #1
ThelastCanadian

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 
How do I add a item to the "New" context menu?

Can one use this to add entirely new file extensions in the registry?
For instance, there's a game I play that uses a scripting file (in reality nothing more than a plain text, but it's annoying to always have to go save-->all files--->.sqf)

I want to make it so that I can just spawn a new .sqf from the New menu, is this possible? What I have tried doing:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ ---> (New Key --> .sqf) ---> (New Key ---> shellnew) --->(String "NullFile")

But nothing is coming up. Is there a way to do this?


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05 Jun 2011   #2
n4ken

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

Select relevant file extension or create one... ie .bat

Right click file extension and select New Key and name it ShellNew

In that key right click default and create a new string value called
either...
FileName containing a valid path to c:\windows ShellNew\example.bat
or
NullFile leaving it's value blank.

The FileName method allows you to use a template file which may contain
in the case of a batch file @echo off as the first line.

The NulFile method creates an empty file.

Hope this helps.
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