Remove and Restore the Default "New" Context Menu Items

This will show you how to either remove or restore the default New context menu items in Windows 7/8/8.1 or later versions of Windows. These include the NEW - Folder, Shortcut, Bitmap image, Contact, Journal Document, Rich Text Document, Library, Text Document, Compressed (zipped) Folder, and Briefcase context menu items.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in the tutorial below.



To Remove or Restore "Bitmap image"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.

        Bitmap_image_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Briefcase"
NOTE: This item is not in the "New" context menu in Windows 8 by default, but can be added with this step.

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Briefcase_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

 To Remove or Restore "Compressed (zipped) Folder"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Compressed_(zipped)_Folder_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Contact"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Contact_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Folder"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Folder_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Journal Document"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Journal_Document_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Library"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Library_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Rich Text Document"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.
    NOTE: This is for a WordPad .rtf document file. If you have Office Word installed, then it may be set to be the default program instead of WordPad to open RTF files with and would remove Rich Text Document if so, and you may have Microsoft Word Document instead.

        Rich_Text_Document_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Shortcut"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Shortcut_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

To Remove or Restore "Text Document"

    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.

        Text_Document_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

        download

 

Follow the below steps to add the new context menu item:

1. Save the .zip file to the desktop.
2. Open the downloaded .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the .reg file (remove or restore) that you want to use to your desktop.
3. Double click/tap on the extracted .reg file to merge it.
4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.
5. You can now delete the downloaded ZIP and REG files if you like.
6. Sometimes it may take a moment before the missing New context menu item to reappear. If not, then restart the computer to apply.

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