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


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

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.


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 ?

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

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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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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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HI Shawn,
I use the new context menu a lot to create these files:
- Windows Batch File
- Windows PowerShell Script
- Rich Text Format
- VBScript Script File

This tutorial did not cover any of these and I did not find any other tutorials either covering them.
On the other hand, you have tutorials for Windows 10 that covered all of the above, which I have and still use on a second Windows 10 computer.

I was wondering if the REG files you have for Windows 10 will work in Windows 11? Otherwise, can I assume you will include these in this or some other tutorial and soon? :wink:

From your response to the first post above, that "usual way to add and remove bitmaps is not working", I got suspicious that your Window10 methods or REG files may not necessarily work in Windows 11?

Thanks
Seto
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink U59
    Other Info
    Build 22621.1194
HI Shawn,
I use the new context menu a lot to create these files:
- Windows Batch File
- Windows PowerShell Script
- Rich Text Format
- VBScript Script File

This tutorial did not cover any of these and I did not find any other tutorials either covering them.
On the other hand, you have tutorials for Windows 10 that covered all of the above, which I have and still use on a second Windows 10 computer.

I was wondering if the REG files you have for Windows 10 will work in Windows 11? Otherwise, can I assume you will include these in this or some other tutorial and soon? :wink:

From your response to the first post above, that "usual way to add and remove bitmaps is not working", I got suspicious that your Window10 methods or REG files may not necessarily work in Windows 11?

Thanks
Seto

Hello Seto, :alien:

They should still work on W11, but I haven't tested to confirm yet.

EDIT: Nope. They're not working for W11.
 
Last edited:

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
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    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello Seto, :alien:

They should still work on W11, but I haven't tested to confirm yet.

EDIT: Nope. They're not working for W11.
Hi Shawn - some feedback...

In my tests, the Windows 10 REG files for adding Windows Batch File and VBScript Script File worked fine. Are we doing something different?

Concerning Windows PowerShell Script, the Windows 10 solution did not work but I found a solution in another forum which works in my system. The REG commands:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ps1]
@="ps1legacy"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ps1\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ps1legacy]
@="Windows PowerShell Script"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Windows PowerShell Script"



Concerning Rich Text Format, I had learned in Windows 10 that the Registry changes depend on whether you have Office installed or not. I have Office 365 installed and the following Registry changes from my Windows 10 system work in Windows 11 as well.

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\Word.RTF.8]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\Word.RTF.8]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\Word.RTF.8\ShellNew]
"FileName"="RTFTemplate.rtf"
"NullFile"=""


Along with the REG changes above I copy my own default Wordpad default template named RTFTemplate.RTF into the folder:
C:\Windows\ShellNew
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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@meinprotaras,

I'll do some more testing and playing with tomorrow with your findings.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Integrated Intel Arc
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    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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I was trying to figure out how to remove exisiting shellNew entries for a regular (non-admin) user.

I noticed that some of the defaults include a Config key under ShellNew. I couldn't find any documentation about the different values. Does anyone know of any?
By experiment, it appears that adding IsOptin to a Config key makes that option invisible, e.g. (with user rights)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.rtf\ShellNew\Config]
"IsOptin"=""

Obviously once the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\.rtf\ShellNew\Config key has been created you can add or remove the IsOptin value from HKCR\.rtf\ShellNew\Config

The same technique works for .bmp and .lnk
 

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@meinprotaras and @Skeptic Mike,

I did some testing and playing, but I just can't get those items added to the "New >" context menu in build 25300. Only the default items so far.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
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    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    2880 x 1800
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hey.
I want to remove all the items with the red circle.
Is that possible ?


Στιγμιότυπο οθόνης 2023-06-24 092842.png


Thanks ! :rolleyes:
 

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    NVIDIA RTX 3050 ti
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Hey.
I want to remove all the items with the red circle.
Is that possible ?

Thanks ! :rolleyes:

Hello mate, :alien:

If you are comfortable in Registry Editor, you could open HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in regedit.

Next, use Edit > Find (menu bar) to search for all instances of the ShellNew key. You can use Edit > Find Next (menu bar) to find the next instance.

Find.png


When you find a ShellNew key for the file type you want to remove from the New context menu, rename the ShellNew key to something like ShellNewXX. This will remove it from the New context menu. If you should want to restore them to the New context menu, you would just need to rename ShellNewXX back to ShellNew.

ShellNew.png
 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
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Hello mate, :alien:

If you are comfortable in Registry Editor, you could open HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in regedit.

Next, use Edit > Find (menu bar) to search for all instances of the ShellNew key. You can use Edit > Find Next (menu bar) to find the next instance.

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When you find a ShellNew key for the file type you want to remove from the New context menu, rename the ShellNew key to something like ShellNewXX. This will remove it from the New context menu. If you should want to restore them to the New context menu, you would just need to rename ShellNewXX back to ShellNew.

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Hey.
I did it and not works. Also i try it after a restart and again not works. :rolleyes: :unsure::censored:o_O:think:
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Hey.
I did it and not works. Also i try it after a restart and again not works. :rolleyes: :unsure::censored:o_O:think:

You are renaming the ShellEx key instead of the ShellNew key. It must be the ShellNew key to search for and rename if there.
 

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You are renaming the ShellEx key instead of the ShellNew key. It must be the ShellNew key to search for and rename if there.
A Greek proverb says "he who hurries stumbles". That was my falut before.
A delay to answer you cause i tried all unwanted entries , so :
1) Words entry deleted OK (docx)
2) Not OK : accdb (Access) , xlsx (Excel) , bmp (bitmap) , pdf , pptx (Powerpoint) :rolleyes: :think:
 

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A Greek proverb says "he who hurries stumbles". That was my falut before.
A delay to answer you cause i tried all unwanted entries , so :
1) Words entry deleted OK (docx)
2) Not OK : accdb (Access) , xlsx (Excel) , bmp (bitmap) , pdf , pptx (Powerpoint) :rolleyes: :think:
If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may apply the registry changes (if there) for the others.
 

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If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may apply the registry changes (if there) for the others.
I did it. No changes.:rolleyes:
 

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Brink said:
You are renaming the ShellEx key instead of the ShellNew key. It must be the ShellNew key to search for and rename if there.
 

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I did it. No changes.
Check the appropriate Parent Folder(s), the keys you seek most likely reside in them...
(When Office updates, you'll have to do it all over again!)

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If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may apply the registry changes (if there) for the others.
I made it for all extensions except mitmap (bmp). Still it not works. Here is how 1:
1) For new Access database files : First a change accdb and it not works. Then i add (the same ShellnewXX) for .mdb. Then it works.
2) I made restarts after trying a file type. At first it didn't work. After 3-4 restarts all work (?!)
Thanks and sorry for my mistake with the ShellEx.

At first it didn't work. After 3-4 restarts all work
 

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I made it for all extensions except mitmap (bmp). Still it not works. Here is how 1:
1) For new Access database files : First a change accdb and it not works. Then i add (the same ShellnewXX) for .mdb. Then it works.
2) I made restarts after trying a file type. At first it didn't work. After 3-4 restarts all work (?!)
Thanks and sorry for my mistake with the ShellEx.

At first it didn't work. After 3-4 restarts all work

Great news. :party:
 

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