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Clearing Unwanted Entries from Explorer's New Menu

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Modified on Wed, Feb 03, 2010, 12:52 PM by Administrator Categorized as Windows (OS, IE, IIS, and MSMQ), Windows Registry
Annoyed by how long it takes for the Windows File > New menu to appear? Here's how to remove items so the menu appears more quickly.

Windows Explorer File New Menu

Windows Explorer File New Menu

Windows Desktop File New Menu

Windows Desktop File New Menu


  • Search the Registry for every entry of "ShellNew"
  • Every ShellNew that is found will be a branch of a particular file type. If that file type is not wanted in the New menu, delete the entire ShellNew branch. BE SURE TO KEEP ZIP FILES.

Sample Registry File

{copytext|regfile}
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdb\Access.Application.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdc\Access.ACCDCFile.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accde\Access.ACCDEFile.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdr\Access.ACCDRFile.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.accdt\Access.ACCDTFile.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ade\Access.ADEFile.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ade\Access.ADEFile.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.adn\Access.BlankProjectTemplate.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.adn\Access.BlankProjectTemplate.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.adp\Access.Project.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.adp\Access.Project.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.api\AcroExch.Plugin\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bfc\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.csv\Excel.CSV\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ddl\ddlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dif\Excel.DIF\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\Word.Document.6\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\Word.Document.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\WordDocument\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\WordPad.Document.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dochtml\wordhtmlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docm\Word.DocumentMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docx\Word.Document.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.docxml\wordxmlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dot\Word.Template.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dothtml\wordhtmltemplate\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dotm\Word.TemplateMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dotx\Word.Template.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.fdf\AcroExch.FDFDoc\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.frg\Access.Fragment\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gif\giffile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gra\MSGraph.Chart.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ica\Citrix.ICAClient.2.5\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpeg\jpegfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg\jpegfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mad\Access.Shortcut.Module.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.maf\Access.Shortcut.Form.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mag\Access.Shortcut.Diagram.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mam\Access.Shortcut.Macro.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.maq\Access.Shortcut.Query.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mar\Access.Shortcut.Report.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mas\Access.Shortcut.StoredProcedure.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mat\Access.Shortcut.Table.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mau\Access.Shortcut.Function.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mav\Access.Shortcut.View.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.maw\Access.Shortcut.DataAccessPage.1\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mda\Access.Extension.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mda\Access.Extension.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\Access.Application.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\Access.MDBFile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdbhtml\accesshtmlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mde\Access.MDEFile.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mde\Access.MDEFile.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdi\MSPaper.Document\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdn\Access.BlankDatabaseTemplate.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdn\Access.BlankDatabaseTemplate.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdt\Access.WizardDataFile.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdt\Access.WizardDataFile.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdw\Access.Workgroup.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdw\Access.Workgroup.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdz\Access.DatabaseWizardTemplate.11\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpf\MediaPackageFile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.msg\msgfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.msg\Outlook.File.msg\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.obd\Office.Binder.9\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.obt\Office.Binder.Template.9\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.obz\Office.Binder.Wizard.9\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.oft\Outlook.Template\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ols\OfficeListShortcut\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.oss\ossfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcb\PCBFile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcd\PCDfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcx\pcxfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdx\PDXFileType\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.png\pngfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pot\PowerPoint.Template.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pothtml\powerpointhtmltemplate\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.potm\PowerPoint.TemplateMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.potx\PowerPoint.Template.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppa\PowerPoint.Addin.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppam\PowerPoint.Addin.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pps\PowerPoint.SlideShow.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppsm\PowerPoint.SlideShowMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppsx\PowerPoint.SlideShow.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppt\PowerPoint.Show.4\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppt\PowerPoint.Show.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ppthtml\powerpointhtmlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pptm\PowerPoint.ShowMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pptx\PowerPoint.Show.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pptxml\powerpointxmlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.prf\prffile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pub\Publisher.Document.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pwz\PowerPoint.Wizard.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmf\AcroExch.RMFFile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\Word.RTF.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sam\AmiProDocument\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sc2\SchedulePlus.Application.7\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.scd\SchedulePlus.Application.7\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sch\SchedulePlus.Application.7\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.secstore\AcroExch.SecStore\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.shw\Presentations31.Show\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sldm\PowerPoint.SlideMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sldx\PowerPoint.Slide.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.slk\Excel.SLK\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.snp\SnapshotFile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sql\sqlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.thmx\OfficeTheme.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tif\MSPaper.Document\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tiff\MSPaper.Document\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wb2\QuattroPro.Graph.6\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wb2\QuattroPro.Notebook.6\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wbk\Word.Backup.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wiz\Word.Wizard.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wizhtml\accessthmltemplate\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wk4\123Worksheet\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wll\Word.Addin.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wpd\WPWin6.1File\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wpg\TextArt.Document\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wpg\WPDraw30.Chart\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wpg\WPDraw30.Drawing\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xdp\AcroExch.XDPDoc\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xfdf\AcroExch.XFDFDoc\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xla\Excel.Addin\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlam\Excel.AddInMacroEnabled\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlb\Excel.Sheet.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlc\Excel.Chart.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xld\Excel.Dialog\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlk\Excel.Backup\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xll\Excel.XLL\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlm\Excel.Macrosheet\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xls\Excel.Sheet.5\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xls\Excel.Sheet.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xls\ExcelWorksheet\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlsb\Excel.SheetBinaryMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlshtml\Excelhtmlfile\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlsm\Excel.SheetMacroEnabled.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlsx\Excel.Sheet.12\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlt\Excel.Template.8\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlt\Excel.Template\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlthtml\Excelhtmltemplate\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xltm\Excel.TemplateMacroEnabled\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xltx\Excel.Template\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlv\Excel.VBAModule\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlw\Excel.Workspace\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xnk\xnkfile\ShellNew]

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