How to change the Windows New options in right-click menu

When right-clicking on the Windows Desktop, Windows Explorer, or other areas within Windows a "New" option allows you to create a number of different new files. These options can be changed, or New options can be added by following the steps below.

Windows New right-click menu options

Windows XP users

  1. Install and open TweakUI.
  2. Click on the Templates option in the left hand side of the window.
  3. If you want to remove any options available through the new section, you can highlight the icon you want to remove and click the Delete button.
  4. If you want to add new templates, click the Create button and locate a file of your choice to add. If a template has not been created for the file you are attempting to add, you will receive an error.

Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows 2000 users

  1. Install and open TweakUI.
  2. Within TweakUI, click the New tab.
  3. If you want to remove any options available through the new section, you can highlight the icon you want to remove and click the Remove button.
  4. If you want to add new options you must drag and drop the icon of your choice into the window. If a file template has not been created you will receive an error when attempting to drag the file into the window.

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