I recently got a new computer at work. After installing everything I had and configuring it the way it was before, I noticed that I didn’t have the option to create a new text document on right click.
I used this feature multiple times a day. I had to figure out how to get it back. My current menu on right click looked like this:
After digging around online for a bit, I saw you needed to modify your registry keys in Windows 7 to get the option. I don’t work very much with the registery. Oh who am I kidding, I have worked very little with the Windows registery.
A few forumns in the google search “windows 7 new text document on right click” lead me to the right idea.
I first had to get into the registry. To do this, I went to Start and typed “regedit.exe” into the search field.
There I navigated to Computer –> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT –> .txt . I double clicked on the (Default) and instead of what it was before, I put “txtfile”.
No restart necessary. I now have the ability to create a new text document when I right click.