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Windows 7: Repair Right-Click Context Menu

21 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (and Windows XP Pro 32-bit)
Repair Right-Click Context Menu

New member, first post. As you probably guessed I have a new computer with Win 7 (Pro). During setup, I installed some utilities that I liked from the computer I used previously which runs XP Pro.

One of these is a tiny utility (11KB) called MD Folder which adds a "New Folder" option directly to the XP right-click context menu in Explorer (actually it was developed for W95/98 but worked fine on XP). It was one of those nice little tweaks that I used all the time. Unfortunately, it no longer works on Win 7. The other bad news is that I now have a right-click context menu that lists "New Folder" as a separate entry but clicking it does nothing. I realize that Win 7 already has a similar capability but it wasn't as direct a method as this utility.

I would appreciate help in getting:
1. another right-click customization to get a quick, one-step "New Folder" option that will work on Win 7 and
2. some instructions to repair the context menu to remove the current unusable choice of "New Folder" from the context menu.

For help in item 2. above, I attached the inf file (converted to a txt file so it won't run) for the "MD folder" installation which may help those who understand that coding. I imagine what I need is something to reverse the registry changes identified there. The second-to-last line of this file seems to be an uninstall instruction but I'm not sure and don't know how to use it if it is. I have been unable to contact the author (utility was written in the 1990's).

I have experience in making step-by-step registry edits so I'm not concerned about having to make them.

Any help appreciated.

Attached Files
File Type: txt mdfolder.txt (2.2 KB, 191 views)
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21 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (and Windows XP Pro 32-bit)

Solved Item 2 of my original post. Got that information from forum Tutorials » Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons.

Still would like recommendation for Item 1. of my original post.

Thanks again.
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22 Aug 2011   #3


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22 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

Windows Seven has a hotkey Control-Shift-n to get a new folder in Explorer or on the Desktop. I wrote a small program so I only have to press F7 function key(like in XP or FreeCommander.) It's called 7Folder. You can download here:

It only works on 7 and above. OS Vista and earlier it quits with a message box. Unfortunately there's no dedicated hotkey in Vista.

It's free for you to use at your own risk.
The zip file includes the AutoHotKey source code. If the exe gives a false positive in some av program you can download AutoHotkey_L and compile it yourself or just run the script in the tray.
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22 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (and Windows XP Pro 32-bit)

@Imperfect1 and @ MilesAhead- Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look thru them. Hopefully I can find something similar to what I had.
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22 Dec 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

THANKS for all the help.
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