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New File Menu - too many icons

By jlk@ams ·
When you right click on the desktop or inside a folder, then click on new, you get some choices. First is [new] Folder, then [new] Shortcut, then a bunch of things I have never used (winzip file, wave song, etc). On my Compaq at home, the list is solong it's ridiculous. How do I get rid of all those icons (without uninstalling the programs). Also, the Compaq has trouble getting to the one you want - when you click new, it gives you the Folder, Shrotcut, etc. list, but when you move the pointerover to any of them, it goes to the file menu item underneath the long drop-down menu list. (Make any sense?) Anyway, this one's worth 200 points. Thanks.

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by o38 In reply to New File Menu - too many ...

All those icons are stored in a folder called "ShellNew" in the "Windows" folder. This folder is a hidden folder, so we may have to set the computer to show all files. On a typical windows machine you can:
In "My Computer" or "WIndows Explorer" go to C: => Windows => ShellNew
Here you can delete any and all items that you don?t want to appear in the New menu. You can also add items of your own, simply by saving a blank document of whatever type to this folder.

(note: if you do NOT see the ShellNew folder, in the menu bar go to View => Folder Options, then to the "View" tab and select "Show all files")

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by jlk@ams In reply to New File Menu - too many ...

I don't know where you got that idea, but it was no help at all.

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by Vagab0nd In reply to New File Menu - too many ...

You may also try utility called TweakUI - it provides a lot of tools to customize your Windows environment including the way to choose what you want to see in "New File" menu, "Send to", etc.

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by Vagab0nd In reply to New File Menu - too many ...

You can find it on most of file archves. If you don't want to search - here is the link:
http://www.annoyances.org/win98/features/tweakui.html

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by jlk@ams In reply to New File Menu - too many ...

TweakUI - that's the deal. Thanks for your help - you da man!

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by jlk@ams In reply to New File Menu - too many ...

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