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Windows 7: wordpad is missing from "new" right-click context menu


02 Sep 2012   #1

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wordpad is missing from "new" right-click context menu

About a week ago I suddenly noticed that wordpad went missing from my "new" right-click context menu. I believe that happened when I installed the latest version of libreoffice, because now instead of wordpad I have all the libreoffice options under "new". Does anybody know how I can restore wordpad to my "new" context menu without upsetting anything else? Will it require a registry edit? I checked in libreoffice over and over and can't find an option to disable in context menu.

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02 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

See if this tute helps

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

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A) Click on the download button below to download the below.
NOTE: This is for a WordPad .rtf document file. If you have Office Word installed, then it may be set to be the default program instead of WordPad to open RTF files with and would remove Rich Text Document if so, and you may have Microsoft Word Document instead.
A manual method if that isn't what you seek:

How to Add / Remove Items from “New” in Windows Context Menu? - Tweaking with Vishal

A Guy
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02 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Hey, thanks for the reply!

I just actually found that first link a few minutes ago and gave it a try - I downloaded the fix from the first link and ran it, but there is no change. I'll reboot and see if it shows up after a reboot. Very strange because I've made sure that .rtf documents are associated with wordpad. If I double-click on a .rtf, it opens in wordpad. But it's just gone in the context menu under new.

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02 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello tgfyhre,

You might also see if downloading and merging the .reg for the listed RTF option in the tutorial below may help. It will restore all default associations for it.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

I also just tried method 2, and that also didn't work, and it said it should be immediate. Here's what I've got listed under ShellNew for .rtf in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDefault) REG_SZ (value not set)
DATA REG_SZ {\rtf1}
ItemName REG_EXPAND_SZ @%ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE,-213
NullFile REG_SZAny idea what's going on here?
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02 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Just rebooted and still no luck. Then I tried "Default File Type Associations - Restore" posted by Brink above, and that did the trick! Now I have my new>rich text document link back in my context menu.

Thanks a ton to all that tried to help. I just hate it when software tries to hijack my context menu like this. I actually missed having that new rtf link so I'm glad I've got it back.

Thanks again!
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02 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great! Yeah, I saw Shawn's post and just knew it would work. he has a habit of doing that

A Guy
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02 Sep 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm glad that we could help.
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