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

05 Apr 2013   #1
Lindastuff

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
benjy206

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
Lindastuff

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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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
benjy206

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
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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
benjy206

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
Lindastuff

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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22 Sep 2014   #9
Nostromov

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lindastuff View Post
[..] should anyone discover it - post it here..
Yea, here's a post from TechNET:

Quote:
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:
    Code:
    {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}
If the issue persists after changing the registry key value, please continue to try the following suggestions:
  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\Folder
  3. Right click on the Folder key on the left pane, and then select "Export" to backup this registry key.
  4. Go to my Skydrive and download folderfix.zip file.
  5. Save the folderfix.zip file on to your Desktop.
  6. Right click and extract the folderfix.reg file.
  7. Right click on the folderfix.reg file and then click Merge.
  8. Click Yes to confirm the modification.
.. With the Registry editing and all that - just have to make sure that you're running things as Administrator, whether it's a User Account w/admin privileges, or right-click context menu 'Run as administrator' 4 the changes to stick; That's all. =)
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