Thursday, 29 May 2014

Add “Rich Text File” to the New Menu in Windows Explorer with One Click!

I don’t remember the last time I made a batch script, but, seeing that I literally require every one of my Windows machines to have “Rich Text Files” in the new menu… I was going crazy hitting up Google just for these instructions (which vary site to site)

 

The problem with those instructions is that there is a hell-of-a-lot of steps, and they get technical, and, if you forget one (or Google's the wrong set of instructions) you will not get what you want… which is this: Screenshot 2014-05-29 21.09.31 (2)

Rather than re-iterate those instructions, I compiled all those steps into one handy Batch File (a shell script) that allows you to have Rich Text Format show up in the New Menu!

All you need to do is download the following batch file, and run it (it will ask for Administrative Privileges for obvious reasons)

 

Download it here: Add RTF to New Menu.bat (Right click and Save As!)

 

Feel free to open it up in a text editor to see how it works! Modify it to make your own New menu additions!

 

And credit is due to all my sources:

  1. http://www.mockbox.net/windows-7/366-windows-7-and-word-2010-add-rtf-rich-text-document-to-new-context-menu
  2. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5181212/windows-in-batch-file-write-multiple-lines-to-text-file
  3. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1894967/how-to-request-administrator-access-inside-a-batch-file
  4. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4041998/how-to-create-registry-key-using-a-batfile

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