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Windows 7: .php extension just won't appear in the 'New' context menu

13 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
.php extension just won't appear in the 'New' context menu

I have been playing with the registry, customising my 'New' content menu that appears when I right click in windows explorer. I added the .php file extension to this list, which worked when I first did it a little while ago. I have recently noticed that it is no longer in this list, and no matter how many times I delete the entry and re-add it to the registry, it just won't appear in menu.

This is the current registry entry for .php:
Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.php]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.php\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""
And I've also got this for phpfile:
Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\phpfile]
@="PHP Script"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\phpfile\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\phpfile\Shell\Edit with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5]
"LegacyDisable"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\phpfile\Shell\Edit with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Adobe\\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5\\Dreamweaver.exe\",\"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\phpfile\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""
Is anyone able to spot what I've done to make the option not appear in the New context menu like it once was?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Denno

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Try this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thankyou for the reply, but if you look at my original post, you will see that I have already done what you are linking to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

man I just tried here on Windows 7 ultimate x64 many times and it works just fine, did you take the ownership of that key ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I also mentioned in my original post that I have already done it previously, and it worked, however for unknown reasons, it doesn't work anymore..

How would I take ownership of the key?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I went through that, but it didn't seem to change anything? When I was clicking on permissions, it told me that the permissions for .php were ordered incorrectly, so I clicked reorder, but that didn't seem to help.. Would I have to restart the computer for the effects to take place?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

no,
can you delete the key ? if so then you have permissions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah I was able to delete the key before, and have re-added it.. I'm guessing there isn't much else that can be done?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

1. Try doing this on a virtual machine
also try this method and report back :

How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu - How-To Geek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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