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Windows 7: How to Create a New Text Document ?

04 Jan 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
How to Create a New Text Document ?

Hello everyone and thanks for your time.
I have been using Windows 7 for a long time and have gotten used to all the keys, mouse movements etc for opening stuff. Recently I bought a new Laptop with same version of Windows installed (Ultimate). However, when I right click the Desktop, the context menu of New does not show the option to Create a New Text Document. This is proving to be a real pain in the back . I have Notepad installed (by Default as it should be), and double-clicking *.txt files opens it, but the shortcut is nowhere to be seen. Please tell me why this is so and the easiest and most painless way (preferably without the need to Install something e.g. Registry Entry or Portable Program/Single *.exe Program would be better) to do it.

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04 Jan 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Forz,

You might see if using step 10 in the tutorial below will be able to restore New -> "Text Document" for you.
New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
If it doesn't, then download and merge the .reg file for the listed txt option in the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #3

Win7 Home Premium 64x

This .reg file should add the .txt ShellNew and then show up in your New context menu

lol Brink beat me to it, I forgot there is a whole Tutorial for each. I just went into my registry and found the key. Hope we helped

I would use the .reg file provided in the Tutorial, it is probably better. I have removed mine since it is already in the forum tutorials
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04 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

You might see if using step 19 in the tutorial below will be able to restore New -> "Text Document" for you.
Uh, I might be wrong, but that tutorial has total of 16 steps
Anyways I used the txt document reg file in "Default File Type Associations - Restore" and it worked. Thanks Shawn and Thorsen!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Sorry about that. My butter fingers type step 19 instead of 10.

I'm happy to hear that got it sorted for you though. Glad we could help.
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