How to Edit the “New” Entry in the Right-Click Menu in Windows 10

This tip shows you how to edit the items that appear in the “New” column that no one uses in the Windows “right-click” context menu.

the windows right-click menu

Using a free and time-tested tool you can remove the useless entries in the “New” section of the Windows ‘Right-click’ menu. Even though the App hasn’t been updated since 2013, it works perfectly with Windows 7, 8 and 10.

  1. Start out by downloading ShellNewHandler. Open the .zip file and extract the file ShellNewHandler.exe to your Downloads folder. The program doesn’t need to be installed – so just double-click it to start.
  2. Once it opens it will display a list of all the items in your “New” menu. Simply remove the checkbox from each item that you do not want displayed.
  3. When you’ve made your selections, click the Apply button and then the OK button.
  4. Ta-da! Your menu is that much more neat and tidy now :)
  5. If you ever want to add an item back, or you install a new Program that adds itself to the menu and you want to remove it too, simply run ShellNewHandler.exe again and make the appropriate changes. That’s it!