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Windows 7: NEW Context Menu - Edit for Desktop

23 Sep 2010   #20
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by laffen86 View Post
Hi.

I am new to registry editing, and having some trouble getting this to work with some filetypes. I have been at it for a couple of hours now, and I am about to give up.This is what I would like to do:

As I recently have started java programming I would like to have the option to right click, and choose new java document.

I have sucsessfully added other filetypes such as HTML, XML and REG files to the "new" context menu. The ".JAVA" file type however, will not show up.

I have used this registry entry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.java\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""

It shows up correctly when I look for it in Regedit, and also when I look in this program: ShellNewHandler (ShellNewHandler | Download ShellNewHandler software for free at SourceForge.net). I also noticed in this program(see jpg attachment) that .BMP and .TRC filetypes should be visible in the new context menu - but they are not. There is also no description to any of the three file types (.JAVA,.BMP and .TRC) - could this be the problem? If so, how can I add a file type description?

I also read on some forum that it may be because the file type has no associated class(?) but there was no solution, and I do not remember where I read it. I also have tried setting Notepad to be the default editor, but it does not seem to help...

Does anyone have any idea that can help? I am getting pretty frustrated not getting this to work..


I would appreciate any help
try this

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.java\ShellNew]
"ItemName"=hex(2):00,00
"NullFile"=""


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16 May 2013   #21
Odins Path

South Australia
 
 

Great Exactly what I was looking for to Add .py Files
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15 Oct 2014   #22
gogos7

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hello,

I can't add the Microsoft Office Word option (.doc).
I have installed Office 2003 and only Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Excel & PowerPoint are shown, but not the Word.

Any ideas?
Thank you in advance.

(language is Greek)
NEW Context Menu - Edit for Desktop-dfsa.jpg


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21 Oct 2014   #23
gogos7

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

^^
Uninstall and reinstall Office, still nothing...

Any fix on this?
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02 Nov 2015   #24
WebPixie

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Is there a way to use this method to restore Word to the context menu?

For some reason, all of the other Office applications show up there but Word does not. It used to but I had to reinstall my OS. After I reinstalled Office, it was gone!

I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, repairing ...nothing so far has brought Word back to "New" in the context menu.
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02 Nov 2015   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello WebPixie,

Which Office do you have installed?

I'll see if I can install it in a VM, and post back with a .reg file to add it back for you.
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02 Nov 2015   #26
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello WebPixie,

Which Office do you have installed?

I'll see if I can install it in a VM, and post back with a .reg file to add it back for you.
See WebPixie's post/thread on the same topic:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebPixie View Post
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I only have one version of Office installed: Office 2000
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02 Nov 2015   #27
WebPixie

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello WebPixie,

Which Office do you have installed?

I'll see if I can install it in a VM, and post back with a .reg file to add it back for you.
Hi Brink,

It's Office 2000 Pro.

I have the Office 2000 SP3 and the "Microsoft Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats" installed also.

Thanks!
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02 Nov 2015   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It seems that Office 2000 is no longer available to download from MSDN. If you can export these two registry keys below and upload them, I should still be able to create a .reg file for you.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppt
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03 Nov 2015   #29
WebPixie

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It seems that Office 2000 is no longer available to download from MSDN. If you can export these two registry keys below and upload them, I should still be able to create a .reg file for you.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppt
Thank you but I'm so sorry. I don't know how to do that. Is that something you could walk me through?

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office but that didn't work. As it turns out, I didn't uninstall the Office Updates when I did that. I was considering uninstalling Office as well as the Updates when I was directed to one of your other tutorials. I appreciate your help and your efforts to create a .reg for me, but I hate to impose. Shall I try uninstalling and reinstalling everything first?

Word was on the context menu prior to my recent OS reinstall. It's puzzling that it's not there now. There was another anomaly with Word when I first installed Office after that recent OS reinstall. I don't recall exactly what the anomaly was but I remember that I had to go to Program Files to open the Word application the first time, probably because Word wasn't on the Start Menu.

I'm happy to do either: Uninstall and reinstall everything associated with Office, or exporting the registry keys as you suggest (with help, that is). Which would you recommend?

Thanks again
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