How to Remove New from Context Menu

When you right-click a blank space on your desktop or in File Explorer (not Quick access), you’ll see a context menu that includes New.

Let’s take a look at how to remove New from the context menu in Windows 10.

Open the Registry Editor. I recommend that you create a backup of the Registry before continuing.

Go to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > Directory > Background > shellex > ContextMenuHandlers > New.

Double-click the Default in the right pane.

Add – (hyphen) to the beginning of the Value data field.

Then click OK.

So that’s it.

You can get back New by following the above steps but by removing the hyphen that you added.

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