registry editing for creating files

This is a discussion on registry editing for creating files within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; you know when you right click anywhere on your puter and you can click New-Text Document, or whatever file you ...

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    registry editing for creating files

    you know when you right click anywhere on your puter and you can click New-Text Document, or whatever file you want to make?

    well, how do i access that thing in the registry (i'm assuming that's where I access it) so that when someone right-clicks on their desktop for example, and they can click New-OST File to create a .ost file

    i've done a search through the registry, and i've thought i've found it a few times, but i always seem to just screw it up hehe

    -thanks in advance

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    Maybe...

    What about this?
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\ShellNew

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    so, i see a bunch of binary numbers........how would i add my own registry value for my own program? I mean, what exactly are the binary values for?

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    i tried manually copying/pasting the values from another registry value (the winrar one) and changing the stuff so it looked like it would work with mine. Then i right-clicked the desktop, and i could click to create a new ost file, but then it said it was an invalid registry value, and when i looked back in the registry and hit f5, it had deleted my registry value..........
    Last edited by jverkoey; 04-04-2003 at 07:52 PM.

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