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Windows 7: 'New Shortcut' Option Missing


12 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
'New Shortcut' Option Missing

Hello all:
I'm needing to create a shortcut, but the context menu that normally lists 'new shortcut' is missing. If it were just a shorcut to an exe or something I would just copy and past link, but I'm needing to create a shortcut for 'RunDll32 DwmApi #105'. But I can't seem to do that. I haven't made any changes to my system, so there should be no problems.

Any comments/help/suggestions would be most appreciated!


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12 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Daniel,

The restore shortcut option in step 9 in the tutorial below may be able to restore the New - Shortcut context menu item for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Daniel,

The restore shortcut option in step 9 in the tutorial below may be able to restore the New - Shortcut context menu item for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps,
Shawn
That didn't seem to help anything, even after restarting the machine. What next?
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12 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Do you have the New or Create shortcut option in the context menu?

You can see if downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) download in the tutorial below may be able to help. It restores all default settings and associations for shortcuts including New - Shortcut.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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12 Aug 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Daniel,

The restore shortcut option in step 9 in the tutorial below may be able to restore the New - Shortcut context menu item for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Your tutorials are excellent, thanks for the help, Brink!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Bob. Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

[QUOTE=bob lobla;895059]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Daniel,

The restore shortcut option in step 9 in the tutorial below may be able to restore the New - Shortcut context menu item for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
That restore option didn't seem to do anything. Any other ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Do you have the New or Create shortcut option in the context menu?

You can see if downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) download in the tutorial below may be able to help. It restores all default settings and associations for shortcuts including New - Shortcut.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
I also tried this, to no avail. I'm getting really concerned now. I use xplorer2 for my file manager, but I've been checking in Windows Explorer as well to see if any changes have been made.... but no.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, other than doing a system restore using a restore point dated before it went missing, you could do a repair install without losing anything to restore it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Well, other than doing a system restore using a restore point dated before it went missing, you could do a repair install without losing anything to restore it.
A repair install is an option that I will consider, but I have to decide now if it's worth the effort just to get this shortcut back. I'm hesitant to do "big" operations like that.
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