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Windows 7: How do I add file types to "Right-Click->New->" in Windows Explorer

21 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home and Business
 
 
How do I add file types to "Right-Click->New->" in Windows Explorer

I find myself creating batch files on a regular basis. At the moment I have to Right Click, New, Text Document, rename...

It takes so long!

So I was wondering if there was any way to add a file type to that menu you get when right-clicking->new.

In case you don't understand what I mean (can't blame you), you know when you right click on Windows Explorer background, then click "New", then you are presented a list of file types (Word Document, Excel Document, etc), and you can select one? I want to be able to add "Batch file" to that list. I know it is possible as I've seen programs do it, for example, when you install Microsoft Office the file types appear there.

Also, as a secondary question, is there any way to remove file types from the list? I uninstalled a program and it left it's shortcuts there.. .

Thanks in advance!

hnefatl

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21 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hnefatl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to add New -> BAT File to the context menu.
New Batch File - Add to Context Menu
Could you post a screenshot of the list that still has the file types in it to help ID where and what this may be? In the mean time, you might see if this may be what you after to unassociated the file extension.
File Extension Type - Unassociate
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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21 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home and Business
 
 



Wow, that was exactly what I was looking for!

Perfect, quick answer, no problems with either program, finished in less than 5 minutes.

Thanks, and sorry it took me so long to reply, I was expecting to need to wait until at least tomorrow until I got a reply!

Thanks again,
hnefatl
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21 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome hnefatl. I'm happy to hear that will work for you.
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