Windows 10: Context menu to create new folder, *from directory and/or drive*?

  1.    22 Sep 2017 #1

    Context menu to create new folder, *from directory and/or drive*?


    Shawn had posted excellent tutorials for restoring the registry settings for restoring the "NEW" context menu for creating new folders, but those default settings only apply to right-clicking on the background (blank desktop space or in file explorer away from folders), or (for some reason) right-clicking on a folder in the left-hand tree pane of explorer. Are there any registry entries which can add that context menu if one starts by right-clicking on a folder/directory in the right-hand pane, or on a drive (in either pane)? Thanks.
    Last edited by handvprice; 22 Sep 2017 at 14:24.
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  2. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
       22 Sep 2017 #2

    I've never heard of any such idea. It would make sense to right click on a drive and see that "New" menu there if you want to create a new file/folder in that drive. There's apps that can edit your right click context menu for specific files or folders, yet I don't know if you can add that "New" sub menu in there.
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  3. Posts : 391
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       22 Sep 2017 #3

    I'm not sure why you would want to do that. If you right click on an empty area on any window showing folders, you get the New entry. That is where you would want to create a new folder, IMO.
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  4. Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       23 Sep 2017 #4

    You can't create a new folder upon a folder - you have to open that folder first and then create the new folder!
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  5. Posts : 7,690
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Sep 2017 #5

    Gordon7 said: View Post
    You can't create a new folder upon a folder...
    Actually, you can - but only if you right-click on a drive or a folder in the left-hand navigation pane.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       23 Sep 2017 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    Actually, you can - but only if you right-click on a drive or a folder in the left-hand navigation pane.
    I just tried that, and yes, it expanded in the left pane with a new folder named New Folder, but before I could type anything, it went blank and just created the folder New Folder in that drive. Bit goofy. Still better to just go into the folder in question and do it there, the normal way.
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  7. Posts : 7,690
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Sep 2017 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    ..but before I could type anything, it went blank and just created the folder New Folder in that drive...
    Odd, I get the chance to edit the name, but like you I'd rather use the main window rather than the navigation pane.
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  8. Posts : 711
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.167)
       23 Sep 2017 #8

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    ...but before I could type anything, it went blank and just created the folder New Folder in that drive...
    Probably your machine is too fast?
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  9. Posts : 34,664
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       23 Sep 2017 #9

    CWGilley said: View Post
    Probably your machine is too fast?
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