June 6th, 2002, 11:14 PM
Deleting Items In.....?
Does anyone here know how to delete items from the 'New' popup menu in Windows 2000?...
I installed a game (Civilization 3) and it put an option for a Civ3ED Documents in the menu, and after I uninstalled the game it was still there..... I searched google and Ms's knowledge base to no avail..... Any help is appreciated..... A screenshot is included to show what im talking about
June 6th, 2002, 11:17 PM
June 6th, 2002, 11:18 PM
If you cant help me.... Why are you making a post saying you cant help me... Just go on about your browsing... Jeez, I got my EMail notification thinking someone has helped me and I see this.... Some people
June 6th, 2002, 11:19 PM
c:\winnt\shellnew in 2K
c:\windows\shellnew in 9x
June 6th, 2002, 11:23 PM
Ok, I found the answer with the help of Juridian
They are either stored in
C:\WinNT\ShellNew for NT\2000
C:\windows\shellnew in other versions....
They are also in the registry at
June 6th, 2002, 11:25 PM
Rewandythal: That only displays a couple of the ones that are in my New thing. I've looked and looked for ways to take off and modify this thing, but can't find crap. I've wondered this forever, Ac1d, so you're not alone. Please help us someone!
June 6th, 2002, 11:29 PM
If I remember correctly, 'Customizer2000' allows you to get rid of that folder entirely. Here's the link... http://********afile.com/cgi-bin/merl...now/cstmiz.exe
It's been a while since I used that one, so I don't remember the specifics exactly...but it's a decent program otherwise, anyway.
I wonder why it won't let you delete the reference from inside the menu, though...usually those are .lnk files, aren't they? Maybe search your drives for .lnk files and delete it that way?
"entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"
"entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity."
June 7th, 2002, 03:04 AM
what you want is tweakui....google it...you'll love it...free fun and effective...
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June 7th, 2002, 03:08 AM
You can also do a search string in regedit. Then delete the offending key. You'll know it when you see it.
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June 7th, 2002, 05:13 AM
I've deleted the key 1,000,000 times, but when I restart they always come back for some reason. Bleh, this sucks.