So after having Office 2003 reinstalled by work's IT group, some of the applications did not populate to the "Create New" context menu when I right click on a folder. The most irritating one is Word Docs, which I use all the time and really need in the menu.
After some research, I realize I need to edit my registry. Horrors! Registries scare me. I really badly don't want to mess this up and am not 100% sure of what I'm doing here... This is what I've come up with so far (I've not tried to put this into practice yet):
Create a "New Key" in "shell" folder
Name it What you want it to do (In my case "Word Document")
I know I should probably give it a default value here, but have no idea what or if I really need to?
Create a "New Key" in this new folder
Name it "Command"
Default Value (and this is a guess, please correct or let me know if it's good): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE "%1"
Will this work?
What should that first default value be, if anything?
Does that last default value seem good?
I tried Folder Options already and didn't work, so I think this may be my only option but if there are any other options you can think of, please let me know... I hate messing with registries...
I should add that I also checked out all the options I could find in Word and in Office and could not find one to add it to the context menu from within the application. *sigh*
D*mn... I tried "Folder Options" again and attempted to do the above commands through that rather than through regedit. Not only didn't it work, but now I can't remove whatever it was I did. "Edit" refuses to light when I select the edit I made. Didn't seem to hurt ot affect anything, but I'd rather not have it just float there either.
Any ideas a) how to fix that and b) on completing the edit I need to the registry?
Edited by n3ko, 30 September 2009 - 05:54 PM.