Solved: How to add "New WordPad Document" to the right-click menu

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Alex Ethridge

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I would like to be able to add the ability to create a new RTF document directly from the right-click menu. For example, right-click the Windows Desktop or within any other folder, click New, then WordPad Document.

How?

I've found various instructions for similar things but none close enough that I've been able to figure out how to do this.
 
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Open Regedit

Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf

Expand .rtf

If you see a Word.RTF.8, expand it as well and you should see a folder named "ShellNew".

Right-click the"ShellNew" folder and click New > String Value. Rename the string made to "NullFile" without the quotations. Close Regedit.

Right-click your desktop and click New > ... you should see a "RTF Document". This may or may not open directly with WordPad. If it doesn't, you need to set the default program for .RTF documents as WordPad.
 

Alex Ethridge

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Thanks, that did the job. I didn't find anything on the 'net like your instructions.
 
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