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How do I add to the right-click-desktop shortcut menu?

When I right click on my XP desktop I have options to create a new word doc or powerpoint presentation.  I would also like to have the ability to create a new access db.  How can I do that?  Thanks!
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nathana21Commented:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
Everything you need is here ... see this link:

http://www.jamiessoftware.tk/articles/menubars.html
       
Not sure it that article mentions it, but ... when you are in the Customize mode (dialog) ... if you hold down the Control key, you can drop and drag (ie, copy) menu items from one place to another ... handy for making a new menu that is similar another one.

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
Sorry ... I see you want to do that from the desktop.

mx
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snyperjAuthor Commented:
good article just the same
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
You can probably create a shortcut ... which executes a 'command line shortcut' ... to do this ... see this link:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HP051883001033.aspx

mx
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snyperjAuthor Commented:
hmm... I thought would just be a matter of dragging and dropping.  I am surprised.  Unfortunately- I can't install anythhing since I am not an Admin.  It certainly appears that the tweakUI option would be the easiest.
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snyperjAuthor Commented:
...and of course this is the first question in over 2 years that I have asked that I didn't put @ 500 pts- cuz I figured it would be easy!
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
Someone with a Premium Service Membership should always put 500 pts ... *why not* ?? You are bound to get faster response.  You have nothing to lose.

mx
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snyperjAuthor Commented:
That has always been the way I looked at it too but I recently had another member question it and said it was abusing the system and de-valuing the points.  Whatever.  I just upgraded this to 500.  Rock on.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
It looks like Nathan's like will do what you need ...

btw ... I see people asking relatively complex and messy Q's all the time for 50 pts.  Good luck on that one (not you) ...

mx
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nathana21Commented:
does that mean you don't have access to registry editor too?
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nathana21Commented:
copy this to a file and save it db.reg. Then run it

Copy below the line
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb]
"Content Type"="application/msaccess"
@="Access.Application.9"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\Access.Application.9]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\Access.Application.9\ShellNew]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\ShellNew]
"Command"="msaccess.exe /NEWDB 1"
"NULLFILE"=""

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snyperjAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
Did you abandon your last question?

Mike
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