Within the right-click context menu is the option to create "
New" file items. While the list of available documents within the "
New" submenu often contains several useful file types, such as
.zip, it also contains lots of unnecessary entries.
To clean up the "
New" right-click context menu, open the Registry Editor,
regedit.exe, and Find all instances of "
ShellNew". Examine the search results. Every
ShellNew branch belongs to a specific type of file. As each
ShellNew branch corresponds to an entry in the "
New" right-click context menu, delete the ShellNew branch for each "
New" file type that you would like to remove. And that, as they say, is that.