Explorer Shell Extension "New"

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sir Oinksalot, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. I was wondering if anyone knew how to edit what shows up in the shell extension new?

    to clarify the one where you right click say on desktop and select new -> folder ,shortcut, etc etc...
     
  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    Most of the items that show up under the 'New' menu item are in the registry under "ShellNew" headings. Example:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.zip\ShellNew]
    "NullFile"=""

    Which is the entry for New winzip file. All of these entries are under their mother applications entry, which means they aren't grouped together in any one place.

    I use a utility called RegCrawler which is a Registry editor / search utility and just enter the search string "ShellNew" which returns ALL the entries, then I edit them as and how I please. Find RegCrawler at:

    http://www.4developers.com/

    TOK;)
     
  3. ok thanks for that
     
  4. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    A much easier way to do this is to download a tweak utility.