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Windows 7: How to create a file in a folder?


09 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 
How to create a file in a folder?

I usually hang around fora dealing with antique farm equipment and always feels sorry for the guy who asks how to adjust the main jet on a Farmall H carb and two out of three responders tell him how to use the Search function. So I've spent a day or two worth of spare time searching through the Tutorials.
I've found a lot of interesting stuff (and a good bit I don't follow) but I haven't found this: When I right click on a folder and then click "New" the only options are "Folder" and "Briefcase."
With XP I would click on a folder, then File up at the top of the Window, then New and and get a menu that included Text Document, Bitmap Image, etc.
This new version of Win Explorer doesn't have File, just Organize.
What'll I do?
Thanks, Wm


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09 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Will, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It depends on what folder you right click in. In system folders, you may only get the Folder option in the New context menu. However, for when you right click and click on "New" on the desktop and in other user folders, you should get the full New context menu list.

If not, then you may be missing a few.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello willfick, welcome to Seven Forums!



As Brink has said, this is what I get when I r click an empty spot the desktop.

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10 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Thanks, y'all.
I do get all the menu items when I r-click the Desktop but when I ....
Whoa. As I type along I suddenly realize what was meant by r-click on any open space in a folder. I open Win Explorer, drill to folder to which I want to add file, put the arrow out in a blank spot, r-click and New has all the options. Works like a charm.
Sometimes words mean what they say.
I still miss File, though.
Thanks, Wm
PS, BFK, What part of the Low Country? Myself, I'm from Walterboro, but I live in Richland County now.
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10 Mar 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

To get the menu bar to Explorer, you have to enable it from Control Panel > Folder Options:

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When you have done that, you get the File menu you are missing. It is a context menu, it changes depending on where you are.

Here's the File > New when in a user folder:

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This is how the same menu point looks when in Libraries:

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Hope this helps.

Kari


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10 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willfick View Post
Thanks, y'all.
I do get all the menu items when I r-click the Desktop but when I ....
Whoa. As I type along I suddenly realize what was meant by r-click on any open space in a folder. I open Win Explorer, drill to folder to which I want to add file, put the arrow out in a blank spot, r-click and New has all the options. Works like a charm.
Sometimes words mean what they say.
I still miss File, though.
Thanks, Wm
PS, BFK, What part of the Low Country? Myself, I'm from Walterboro, but I live in Richland County now.

Hello Wm.


I'm in Summerville, as you know about 25 w. of Charleston proper.


I'm pleased to see you're getting it sorted.
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11 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Thanks again, y'all. I've got File back, menus look right; on to the next learning opportunity.
Wm
PS - BFK, I still remember from being a thirteen year old playing Sousaphone in the High Scool Band that Summerville had the longest Christmas parade route....
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11 Mar 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Wm.




I'm pleased to see you've found a solution.
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