Create new text document option missing from context menu

Posted: July 28, 2015 in System Administration
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Open regedit.exe

  • Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and look for a .txt key. If none exist, create one.
  • Within the .txt key, create two new Strings: Content Type and PerceivedType.
  • (Right click) Modify… and the value for Default should be txtfile.
  • (Right click) Modify… and the value for Content Type should be text/plain.
  • (Right click) Modify… and the value for PerceivedType should be text.

  • Create a new key with the name ShellNew within the .txt key.

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  • Within the ShellNew key, create a new String with the name NullFile.
  • Within the ShellNew key, create a new Expandable String Value with the name ItemName.
  • (Right click) Modify… and the value for ItemName should be @%SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe,-470

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