How can I add an item to the 'new' context menu?



As an IT administrator, there may be times when you need to add an item to the \New\ context menu in Windows. This menu gives users quick access to a variety of files and programs, and it can be customized to suit your organization's needs.

The \New\ context menu is located in the desktop's right-click menu. It contains shortcuts for creating new documents, such as text files and spreadsheets. It also contains links to programs such as Notepad and Paint.

Adding items to the \New\ context menu is a relatively simple process. First, open the Windows Registry Editor. This can be done by typing \regedit\ into the search bar on the Windows taskbar.

Once the Registry Editor is open, navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\Directory\\Background\\shellex\\ContextMenuHandlers

This is the folder that contains all of the items on the \New\ context menu. To add a new item to the menu, you will need to create a new key in this folder.

To do so, right-click on the \ContextMenuHandlers\ folder, select \New,\ then \Key.\ Name the key whatever you want the item to be called in the menu.

Once the key is created, right-click on it and select \Modify.\ You will then be prompted to enter the name of the program or file you want to add to the menu. Enter the full path to the program or file.

For example, if you want to add Notepad to the menu, you would enter \C:\\Windows\\System32\
otepad.exe\ into the \Value data\ field.

Once you are done adding items, close the Registry Editor and reboot your computer. The new items you added should now be visible in the \New\ context menu.

Adding items to the \New\ context menu is a great way to give your users quick access to the tools they need. It is also a good way to save time by avoiding the need to manually create shortcuts for each program or file.

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