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How to clean out the "New" choices?

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When I click on File, New, I get 22 different types of "new" files that can be created, but I never create new files that way.  I click on "New" to create new folders.  But when I click "New", I must wait until all the "new" options are displayed, which takes a few seconds.  I don't want to wait a few seconds, I want my new folder option available immmediately.  How can I eliminate those other available options when I click on "New"?
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You need a program called TweakUI. It's a power toy that you can download from here:

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461985-100-888956.html?tag=st.dl.10001_103_1.lst.td

Once you have this installed do this:

Goto Control Panels.

Open TweakUI.

Click on the New tab.

Uncheck or remove the ones you don't want. You may need to restart for the changes to take effect, sometimes I have to.

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Correction for my answer. That link gives you TweakUI for Win95. TweakUI for Windows 98 can be found on the Windows 98 CD-ROM:

Goto the folder \tools\reskit\powertoy

Right click the tweakui.inf file and select install.

That's it. Now follow my previous instructions.
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BTW, if you don't have those files I can provide you with a place to download them. They are free.
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I know another way to clear "NEW" by Win98 itself and need not to reboot.

1. Run regedit.exe by start menu run file item.

2. Search key named "ShellNew" using regedit's menu command "Edit(E)" - "Find(F)" or hotkey "Ctrl+F".

3. Delete the key "ShellNew" you found if you needn't it, and press F3 to seach another.

4. Repeat step 3 till no "ShellNew" key to be found, then you can exit progrom "regedit".

Now you can to see a light "NEW".
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by:scwhite
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Thanks, CoolAss!  I already had TweakUI but had not used it in awhile, and had forgotten how useful the program is.  
Also thanks to Adams Wang, but if there is a safer option than editing the registry, I prefer it.
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