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How To Remove New Shortcut From New Menu?


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Can someone give me the tweak to remove the New Shortcut option in the New Menu (when u rightclick on the desktop)?

Is was able to remove some yet:

; Remove new Briefcase from New Menu.

; Remove new BMP file from New Menu.

; Remove new Rich Text Document from New Menu.

; Remove new Wav file from New Menu.

Thank you.

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I don't know if you can.


Will only remove the shorcut wizard, not the context menu. I suspect you would have to unregister a dll - if it's possible at all. The context menu item seems perminant - it's even assigned a hotkey. The good news is that modifying the Value HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Command can allow you to choose your own "new shortcut" method.

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Just googled this topic earlier as I was looking for the same thing.

*Possibly* a certain flags value under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719} may hide either or both New Shortcut and New Folder.

By playing around a bit with it I only found out that if the DWORD flags value of this key is set to 00000002 and upper instead of 00000000 it forces the New menu to appear at the bottom of the folder background and desktop context menu.

Finally I removed the New Shortcut menu with Reshacker by deleting Item 30318 in String Table 1895 in shell32.dll.

This on Windows ME so Item and String Table numbers might eventually be different on other OSes but should not be difficult to find.



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