Personalization Add or Remove Default Items on New Context Menu in Windows 11


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The New context menu allows users to quickly create a new item in the current location.

The default New context menu items include to create a new Folder, Shortcut, Bitmap image, Text Document, Compressed (zipped) Folder, and Library.

System folders will only have New > Folder available.

Libraries will only have New > Library available.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove default items on the New context menu for all users in Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove items on the New context menu.



Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Folder" on New context menu
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Shortcut" on New context menu
  • Option Three: Add or Remove "Compressed (zipped) Folder" on New context menu
  • Option Four: Add or Remove "Library" on New context menu


EXAMPLE: New context menu

New_command_bar.png
New_Library.png
New_context_menu.png





Option One

Add or Remove "Folder" on New context menu


1 Click/tap on the Download button below you want to download the file below.

Add_new_folder_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]
"Directory"=""
"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
  74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
  00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\
  00,00
"ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30396"
"MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30317"
"NonLFNFileSpec"="@shell32.dll,-30319"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]
"AllDrives"=""
"IsFolder"=""
"NoExtension"=""

OR​

Remove_new_folder_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Two

Add or Remove "Shortcut" on New context menu


1 Click/tap on the Download button below you want to download the file below.

Add_new_shortcut_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]
"Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
  74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
  00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
  31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
"ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"
"MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"
"NullFile"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]
"DontRename"=""

OR​

Remove_new_shortcut_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Three

Add or Remove "Compressed (zipped) Folder" on New context menu


1 Click/tap on the Download button below you want to download the file below.

Add_new_compressed_zipped_folder_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]
"Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
  6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
  00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
  2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,34,00,00,00

OR​

Remove_new_compressed_zipped_folder_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Four

Add or Remove "Library" on New context menu


1 Click/tap on the Download button below you want to download the file below.

Add_new_library_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.library-ms\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.library-ms\ShellNew]
"Handler"="{c7ca6167-2f46-4c4c-98b2-c92591368971}"
"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
  74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,\
  00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
  2d,00,31,00,30,00,30,00,31,00,00,00
"NullFile"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.library-ms\ShellNew\Config]
"IsFolder"=""
"IsOptIn"=""
"NoEmptyFile"=""

OR​

Remove_new_library_context_menu.reg


(Contents of .reg file)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.library-ms\ShellNew]

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hi,
Nice I use explorer patcher for the minimal header
Can you add one to remove new bitmap I see no use in this does ms have a hard on for bitmaps and libraries ?

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Hi,
Nice I use explorer patcher for the minimal header
Can you add one to remove new bitmap I see no use in this does ms have a hard on for bitmaps and libraries ?

I'm also worried about you
Your left column looks like a pin cushion :boom:

Hello mate, :-)

LOL, yeah I do have a lot pinned.

Currently, the usual way to add and remove bitmaps is not working.

Library is option four.
 

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