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    Shouldn't the following add a new item to the context menu "New" list? It's not showing up. I've rebooted, and that did nothing.


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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dbx]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dbx\ShellNew]
    "NullFile"=""
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    It would appear that there is more than one way of doing this. Looking through this Google search on the topic, it may provide more insight.
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    Clint, I tried some, and they jut aren't working.

    I'd done this before without issue...

    There's even a YouTube explanation of the process -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViW3wWu_L3s -- which is what I'd used before.

    But nothing is holding. I'm getting no errors, but no results either.

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    Nirsoft suite has the Shell Menu View utility which is a process to do exactly what you wish to do. Take a look.
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    Ted:

    I plead stupidity. I have both ShellMenuNew and ShellMenuView, but I d not see in either where I can manually add an item. And as an aside, I don't see anywhere the one I input via reg entry (above). Where the heck did that go? I get no errors, I get a confirm...

    AND I'd used it before...

    ??

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    As a matter of fact, I just created 2 new extensions - ".tx2" and ".tx3" (sans quotes) and did the same thing again...and NONE of them are showing up either.

    Is there some special "block" on the Win_7 registry? How can thee be hiding?

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    I am absolutely confused and out of ideas.

    I went back to an archive of Windows 7 in order to be sure that I hadn't installed something that was conflicting. Then I created the extension in the registry and added the ShellNew and NullFile entries (see below).

    But this file type is NOT showing up in the context menu "New" files.

    I cannot undertand or believe this. I wish someone counld tell me what was wrong here. Before I "started over", I tried two other extensions as well, and they didn't show up either. Is there some type of "lock" on the registry now that wasn't there two weeks ago?

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dbx]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dbx\ShellNew]
    "NullFile"=""



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    ".dbx" is a file extension for Outlook Express. According to this post, Outlook Express is not compatible with Windows 7.
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    ".dbx" is a file extension for Outlook Express. According to this post, Outlook Express is not compatible with Windows 7.
    That would explain a few things LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Entry:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dbx]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dbx\ShellNew]
    "NullFile"=""
    Are you running regedit as administrator? Have you checked the registry after you "added" the entries to see if they are correct?

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    Joe et al;

    I have used this extension -- up until just last week -- withoout problem. But also, just in case, I have tried two other extensions, and got the same (lack of) result. I thought that may be it as well, but no change.

    Jow, I tried that yesterday too...nada...

    The changes to the registry are showing up, both by merging entries and by manual, but then they are not showing up in the context menu.

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    Okay, just to be sure...

    I went bac, logged in as Administrator, entered the following entry (not manually but by "Merge"), checked to see that it was there after entry...

    It still isn't in the New context menu.

    BUT

    Then I went to "Default Programs", and in the "Associate a File Type"

    It wasn't showing up!

    What the heck gives?

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    Well, now I am **totally** confused.

    Using a part of Tweak-7 called File Doctor,

    1) I went and deleted the extensions I had set up.
    2) Then I created a new extension, "dbpost".
    3) Then I set up, as before, the "ShellNew" and NullFile" entries.
    4) Then I associated the file type with Text Document (this was and is new to me, and I'm not at all sure what or why), and guess what?

    Now it shows up.

    Got me!

    Sorry and thanks to all. And if anyone can explain to me what I did and why it worked, when before all I had to do was Step 3.

    I feel like something snuck by me...

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