Windows 10: No shortcut option on right click desktop

  1.    10 Aug 2015 #1

    No shortcut option on right click desktop


    Please can anyone help. I have upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When right clicking the desktop I only get the option under the "New" menu to crate a folder, no shortcut. Anyone know how I can fix this?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Shane, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using step 9 in the tutorial below should be able to sort this for you.

    New Context Menu - Remove Restore Default Menu Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    10 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for such a quick reply. I have tried this it tells me the regkey was entered correctly, I have rebooted the PC but still no shortcut option

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Shane, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using step 9 in the tutorial below should be able to sort this for you.

    New Context Menu - Remove Restore Default Menu Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Aug 2015 #4

    In that case, please go ahead and post a screenshot showing your desktop with the New context menu open to see if it may reveal anything.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    10 Aug 2015 #5

    Thank you for the help. Here is the screen dump showing only new folder option
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    Brink said: View Post
    In that case, please go ahead and post a screenshot showing your desktop with the New context menu open to see if it may reveal anything.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Aug 2015 #6

    Double check the permissions for your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop" folder to make sure that your account is listed in the Security tab of it's Properties page, and is set to "Allow" your account "Full control".

    Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8
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  7.    10 Aug 2015 #7

    A very good suggestion which has highlight another problem, when I right click ANY folder and select Properities, nothing happens

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Shane, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using step 9 in the tutorial below should be able to sort this for you.

    New Context Menu - Remove Restore Default Menu Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Aug 2015 #8

    In that case, you might see how it works while signed in to a new account.

    If it works properly, then you could use the new account instead.

    If it still doesn't, then you may need to refresh or reset Windows.
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  9.    10 Aug 2015 #9

    OK good and bad news. I shared the desktop with myself again and now I have the full context menu However the right click properties does do a thing on any account or any folder. So I guess I am stuck with a bad install whic h I don't know how to fix. Things on Windows 10 seem to start working after a few days, or am I just being hopeful. HHD is always running, is it indexing or something, install it on Sat two days ago?
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  10. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Aug 2015 #10

    It won't hurt to give it a few days to see.

    If not, then you could refresh or reset Windows 10.

    Refresh Windows 10

    Reset Windows 10
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