How to Add Rhino Items to “New” Context Menu?


I created a blank template file (Rhino.3dm) in folder C:\Windows\ShellNew\Rhino.3dm
Also I changed the registry keys

@=“Rhino 3-D Model”

@=“Rhino 3-D Model”

@=“Rhino 3-D Model”

But a new Items does not appear in the context menu Windows

This is right

and example for linked file in registry in Win7x86 (that works here)

Stringkey = FileName
Value = Rhino.3dm (Your rhino file)

Last step -> logoff and logon, or restart pc

Hi Eddi!
and thanks so muсh :slight_smile:
But by trial and errors I found some other way.
I used the path to my templates in Rhino.
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1.3dm for the convenience of a name for the new file

But the main error (While it worked in Rhino 4)
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Rhino 3d model] Now in Rhino5 this section in the registry is not

@=“Rhino 3-D Model”

I replaced to


"Content Type"="application/3dm"

@="Rhino 3-D Model"

"FileName"="C:\\Users\\leex\\AppData\\Roaming\\McNeel\\Rhinoceros\\5.0\\Localization\\en-US\\Template Files\\Small Objects - Millimeters.3dm"


@=“Rhino 3-D Model”

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Rhinoceros 5 (64-bit)\\System\\Rhino.exe\",1"


@="Open with Rhinoceros 5 (64-bit)"
"FriendlyAppName"="Rhinoceros 5 (64-bit)"

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Rhinoceros 5 (64-bit)\\System\\Rhino.exe\" \"%1\""