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Windows XP: Clean up the Explorer New context menu list

Windows XP: Clean up the Explorer New context menu list

The Explorer right click > New menu has a bunch of file formats I never use that installed apps added. I usually use this just for creating new folders, shortcuts, and text documents.

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Guest [Entry]

I believe it's one of the many things adjustable using MS's TweakUI control panel. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be available for 64 bit, so I can't verify that's indeed still true.
Guest [Entry]

"I'm not sure but I think it can be done much easier.

If you want to keep any registry key unmodified by the system then just deny modification of the registry key by the system after you delete ""ShellNew"" subkey.

For that right-click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.<extention> (.psd for example) key
Select ""Permissions...""
Select ""SYSTEM""
Check all checkboxes under ""Deny"".

Then the system will not be able to add or remove anything in this key."