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Windows 7: Can't make a New Folder

10 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultima
Can't make a New Folder

Guys I new at windows7. I running windows7 64bit ultima. At some point with in the last three weeks I most have disable the ability to make a newfolder. This is what I mean....when you right click/ NEW/ there is no selection to make a new folder. I know it was there before but not now. I tryed this and it seems to be OK.
1. Open the Start Menu.
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type ‘regedit’ and press Enter.
3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.
4. In ‘regedit’, go to:
NOTE: If New is not in the left pane, then right click on ‘ContextMenuHandlers’ and click New and key. Type in New and press Enter.
5. To Restore New to the Context Menu -
6. In the right pane, right click on (Default) and click on Modify.
7. Type {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719} and press click on OK.
8. Close ‘regedit’.
I most have disable the fuction some how.... does anyone know how to get the option back in the right click.

Thanks Bob

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you get this again for any of the "New" context menu items, this should be able to help you out with it.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2011   #3

windows seven

thanks, worked a treat
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome TTBoy. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

We were having the same issue here in our office in Alaska.

Brink's solution worked great.

A co-worker couldn't create new folders anymore. I downloaded and ran the script directly from the website Brink mentioned and it worked the first time.

No having to go in manually and configure registry settings and stuff. Worked first time.

Also, note that when you run the script from the website Brink mentioned you will probably need to reboot before the settings revert.

It didn't work for us at first but after a quick reboot everything worked great.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #6


This worked and I am most appreciative. You took the time to help others. I need this computer to get a new job
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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