Here's the link to the same question here on this site. I'm dreaming of Right click > New Text Document (Notepad)

But it seems no one willing to answer this. As this would be very helpful for me, I'm just asking the question again if someone kind enough to answer and make this possible.

Thank you so much!

  • Could be it the answer of your question? superuser.com/questions/1137373/…
    – Adrián
    Jun 16, 2020 at 16:25
  • NO! This actually doesn't work on what I wanted. I can do add registry that opens any application. I rather wanted to get the "Text Document" out of the "New" sub-menu but works in the same way. Jun 16, 2020 at 20:01
  • I'm sorry, your question specifically states that this is the same as a question already asked. We aren't "scared" to answer, no one has found the answer and been to this site. Read the Help section please to learn how this site works. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:25
  • I’m voting to close this question because OP notes this is a duplicate of an existing question already and does not produce any new or additional information. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:26
  • Does this answer your question? "New Word Document" missing from right-click context menu?
    – Chenmunka
    Jun 17, 2020 at 9:04

1 Answer 1


You can try these steps:

  • Open registry editor as administrator.

  • Navigate to the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell.

  • Now in the shell key, add a key named New Text Document.

  • Then in the new key, add another key named command.

  • Then in the command key, edit the Default value to cmd.exe /c notepad.exe "New Text Document.txt" & taskkill /im notepad.exe.

I have tested it and it is working.

  • NO! This doesn't work as expected. Here's the link to a video I've made explaining how I want it to work. youtu.be/3bsNBirrOeA Thank you! Jun 16, 2020 at 20:07

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