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Windows 7: NEW Context Menu - Edit for Desktop

11 Oct 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

In Libraries, that is the only option you have. Right click on the desktop instead to see all of them.

In your root folders (ex: C: ), you will also only have New - Folder available.

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12 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Learned something new. I thought anywhere in explorer brought up the same menu. Much appreciated.
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12 Oct 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Barefoot. :)
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23 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

not sure if this is the right place to post, but I was reading on Tech Spot, and they linked to a program that will let you customize the context menu.

Here's the link to the article

Context Menu Editor
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26 Nov 2009   #14

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
Custom remove items from context menu

I tried to remove Microsoft Access, Publisher, Excel, as well as Adobe Acrobat PDF, and LiveCycle using the follow commands, but had no luck.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





Do I have the wrong name after the extension for some of these entries? Thanks for the help!

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27 Nov 2009   #15


Have been looking for this for a while :) Thanks
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18 May 2010   #16

Windows 7 b7000

I tried the reg entry 3-4 times to add an item to the "New" sub-menu. It accepts the entry, but the item doesn't show up. I even tried it manually, but the same result.

I copied and pasted the entry here, changing only the exctension (frompng to dbx).

What the heck is goign wrong here? I tried it with all my add-ons disabled. Nada.

What the heck?

Chuck Billow
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18 Jun 2010   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

Is their any way to do this without registry files. So i can choose what i want to remove as some of the new shortcuts i have currently they are only from WinRaR and Open Office and i would like to not remove all the entry's from Open Office but some.

I am wondering if their is an app for this? I dont know how it works with windows 7 in Windows XP it was simple the new menu just linked to a folder with shortcuts that could be added or removed. Right now i dont believe it is similar since the registry is involved.

So any help is appreciated I read about how you can use ShellEX View to do this although i dont know how. that is if it even does what i thought it could do? What is this APP specifically made for?

Sorry for bringing up an old post but i thought it would be better than making a new one although if i get no replys i may have too, I just dont want to clutter up the forum.
Thanks in advance!
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19 Jun 2010   #18

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

i hav an exam on monday. after that i'll make an app for that:)
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22 Sep 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
.java filetype wont work


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


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 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 :)

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