Windows – How to manage what is in the New context menu in Windows 8?

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

When you right click on the desktop there is a context menu called "New". How do you manage what is in there in Windows 8?

Best Answer

  • The easiest way to use a GUI program which is very handy in this situation. I'm recommending it because its not good to play with registry when you are not familiar with it.

    Just download new menu editor and install it, it need .Net Framework 3.5 or higher to run.

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    The right side panel is showing up the entries which are presently in the "New" context menu. You can delete an entry by selecting it and then click on remove button.

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    To add an entry in the context menu just select the entry form the left panel and hit the "Add" button.

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    You can add the shortcut as an empty file, or as a pre-defined template, and click OK. Before it gets updated, you need to right-click your desktop and select Refresh to view the newly added item in New context menu.

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    If it still doesn't show the entry in the menu then just add another entry which you don't want to keep and then delete it again and this time you will see the entry in your New context menu which you added previously.

    Note: If you have any problem with .Net framework then you can try this post to install it on your machine.