Recently, we showed you a trick which allows you to have the New - Windows Batch File (*.bat) menu item in the context menu of File Explorer. In this article, we will see how to get a similar, useful context menu item to create a New -> VBScript file. It will save your time if you need to create them from time to time. You get a new file with the VBS extension instantly with one click.
Usually, to create a new VBSsript file, you can either create a new text file and rename its extension every single time to .vbs, or you can use Notepad. Using Notepad, it is possible to save the entered text as a VBScript file by selecting the File - Save menu item and typing the filename with the vbs extension in quotes. It is necessary to add quotes to save it with the correct extension.
Instead, the New -> VBScript file menu item is more useful. To get it working, apply the following simple Registry tweak.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
- Create a new subkey here named "ShellNew". You will get
- Under the ShellNew subkey, create a new string value named NullFile. Don't set its value data, leave it empty. This value indicates that Windows should create an empty file without any content.
- Again, under the ShellNew subkey, create a new expandable string paramter named ItemName. Set its value to the following string:
Now, open the context menu of any folder. You can just right click the empty space on your Desktop. It will have a new item in the "New" context menu:
Once you click it, a new empty *.vbs file will be created:
The next time you need to create a VB Script file, you can use this context menu item to save your time.
The same can be done using Winaero Tweaker. Go to Context Menu -> "New" Menu in File Explorer:
Use this option to avoid Registry editing.
I made ready-to-use Registry files, so you can avoid manual Registry editing. An undo file is also included.
That's it. This tricks works in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It should work in older Windows versions too.