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Windows 7: Windows 7 missing "Create New Folder" option

05 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 32 bit home
 
 
Windows 7 missing "Create New Folder" option

I went to create a new folder under documents and won't, then tried it elsewhere (desktop etc) and it shows me a shortcut to create a new folder, and wants me to browse to it. I don't know where to make it browse to, to even see if it works or not. Anyone know here?
Thanks, Linda

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05 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The issue should be caused by damaged or incorrect registry key entry. Please check the following registry value:

1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New\

3. Please check if the value for (Default) is: {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}
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05 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 32 bit home
 
 

Thank you, I had done that already though and it is fine.
Linda
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05 Apr 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Linda, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using step 5 in the tutorial below may be able to restore your New -> Folder option.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hopefully that does it Shawn. The next step if not could be repair install? I cant post a link since on my phone
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05 Apr 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Hopefully that does it Shawn. The next step if not could be repair install? I cant post a link since on my phone
There's a few more things to try first before jumping to a repair install if that doesn't help.
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05 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Maybe you should try the rest of this. It's off MS it's a registry fix that seems to of help someone with the same problem
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06 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 32 bit home
 
 
Windows 7 missing folders

Well I had finally given up and did a reinstall I'm sure that there must be an easy resolution though. Please, please, please, should anyone discover it - post it here.. <s> night night.. thanks, Linda
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