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When I Right-Click  XP Desktop to create "New Text File" I do not get that option anymore. is there a way to fix this issue? Thanks
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I believe TweakUI had an option on the Templates tab to edit the New context menu, so you could create an entry for New Text File.  You can find info on downloading Tweakui here:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/tweakui.htm

Or you can follow the advice from this page:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_n.htm

New Command - Add "NEW" Text file to the Context Menu.

Copy and paste the following lines into a Notepad file, ensuring there is an extra blank line at the end. Save the file as a REG file. Double click the REG file you just saved and answer yes to the import prompt.

------------- copy below this line -----------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""

------------- copy above this line -------------------------

New Command - Clear


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netimpact--It should be almost as simple to open Notepad, create your file and Save As to the Desktop.
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netimpact, any feedback?
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LeeTutor:
I still did not get it to work with TweakUI I am trying other methods will get back to you shortly
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netimpact--Did you try open Notepad, create your file and Save As to the Desktop?
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jcimarron:
Not sure how that was going to solve my right-click issue.

This really sucks becuase I cannot do a right-click  and create "New Text File" in all folders of
my computer not just the desktop. this is a machine-wide issue and it slows me down having
to use notepad to navigate to the folder and save it?
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netimpact--I suggested it only because you were not able to add "Text File" to your context menu using TweakUI as suggested by Lee Tutor.  But it will work--a workaround, if you will.
Do you use TweakUI for WindowsXP?  I wonder if this link offers anything different than his link
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
Clicking Templates and checking  the box for "Text Document " offers what you want on my PC.  Note you must first click on "New" after a right click before accessing the "Text Document" option.  (The name of the entry is not "New Text File".)
Did you try the kellys-korner suggestion from Lee Tutor?  I quote from KK  
"New Command - Add To:
Create a blank document in Wordpad and Save it. Run TweakUI for XP and go to the Templates tab. Select Create. Point the file dialog to the file you just saved. Click Apply."  
In your case after clicking Create, you want to navigate to notepad.exe to be "the file you just saved".
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ok I will try your suggestion when I get to work tomorrow, I will keep you updated, thanks.
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netimpact--If you have to resort to the workaround to open Notepad, create the file and save, put NotePad in your QuickLaunch area.  That will save a few clicks when you want to open Notepad.
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