Win11: "New txt file" is missing from the right-click menu

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Win11: "New txt file" is missing from the right-click menu

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After the transition from Win 10 to 11, the New > txt file option is missing from the right-click menu.
I was with TC ver. 10.0, updated to 10.50 - no change.
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Re: txt file is missing from the right-click menu

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That has nothing to do with TC version, other file managers have the same problem in Windows 11.
There is some entry missing in the registry.
Try the following fix:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew]
"ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
  6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
  00,6e,00,6f,00,74,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,64,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,\
  2d,00,34,00,37,00,30,00,00,00
"NullFile"=""

Windows 11 Home x64 Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.900)
TC 10.52 x64 / x86
Everything 1.5.0.1331a (x64)
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Re: txt file is missing from the right-click menu

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I doubt it. Windows Explorer has it.
Windows 11 Pro 21H2 Build 22000.856

BDY Bitdefender showed up in the right-click menu in Win 11. :-)
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Re: txt file is missing from the right-click menu

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g200 wrote: 2022-08-13, 13:24 UTC I doubt it. Windows Explorer has it.
Windows 11 Pro 21H2 21H2 Build 22000.856
Windows Explorer was not the question.
We are talking about 3rd party file managers.
Windows 11 Home x64 Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.900)
TC 10.52 x64 / x86
Everything 1.5.0.1331a (x64)
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Re: Win11: "New txt file" is missing from the right-click menu

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That's odd, my Windows 11 PC (not updated from Windows 10) does have the "New text file" entry both in Total Commander and in the Explorer. I don't see any reason why the "New" menu in Explorer should have this entry and TC doesn't.
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Re: Win11: "New txt file" is missing from the right-click menu

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The RegEdit fix did not worked for me. Any other ideas? (Windows 11, TC 10,51, File Explorer has new>TXT)
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Re: Win11: "New txt file" is missing from the right-click menu

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As said in my Windows 11 system all is fine, in TC and in Explorer.
Using TC you don't need such a context menu entry.
Shift-F4 is the way to create a new text file in TC without any need for a context menu.
Windows 11 Home x64 Version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.900)
TC 10.52 x64 / x86
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Re: Win11: "New txt file" is missing from the right-click menu

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JohnLemon wrote: 2022-09-10, 10:05 UTC The RegEdit fix did not worked for me. Any other ideas? (Windows 11, TC 10,51, File Explorer has new>TXT)
Which editor is associated with the text file type?
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Re: Win11: "New txt file" is missing from the right-click menu

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@John Lemon - This reg-file from tenforums.com fixed the missing right-click option in TC on Windows 11 (22H2) for me.

Restore default new text document context menu :
https://www.tenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/244784d1567021232-add-remove-default-new-context-menu-items-windows-10-a-restore_new_text_document_context_menu_item.reg
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