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Remove 'New Shortcut' From the Right Click Menu


Due to your demanding computing tasks, If you're the type of user who needs quick access to files, folders and applications, you can create shortcuts by using the Shortcut option In the right-click context menu. This Is a great way to access Items, without navigating to their default directories. However, this also means that other users sharing your PC can do the same, and clutter your desktop with unnecessary entries. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to remove the New Shortcut from the right-click menu.


Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. To create a Shortcut, I've navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked on a blank area and selected New > Shortcut as shown below.


The Shortcut window has now launched. I can either enter a command In the Input field, or (for example) browse my application's directory. 


After a couple of mouse clicks, the Shortcut will be created. It's all well and good when applying It for personal use, but If you want to prevent other users from making such changes on your computer, I will demonstrate how to remove the New Shortcut with Incredible ease.

To achieve this, I will use a neat little Registry file that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry, and remove the Shortcut option thereafter. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Remove New Shortcut.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.


Step Two:

A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.


Step Three:

I've navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked on a blank area, selected New and as you can see, the Shortcut option has been completely removed. Perfect!


Last Step:

If you want to add the Shortcut option back to the right-click context menu, simply double-click the Add New Shortcut.reg file, and hit Yes.


Final Thoughts:

The good thing about this tweak, Is that you can add and remove the Shortcut option from the right-click context menu, as many times as you like, without having any negative Impact on your operating system. A simple double-click of the mouse, Is all It takes to perform either of the two.

Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.


Direct Link Solidfiles:
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