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    Add or Remove New context menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove New context menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove the New context menu in Windows 10
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    06 Dec 2017
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    The New context menu allows users to quickly create new files, folders, or shortcuts in the current location. You can right click or press and hold on your desktop or in any folder window, and click/tap on New to open the New context menu.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the New context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the New context menu.

    EXAMPLE: New context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add New Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_New_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove New Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_New_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    28 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    I am running Windows 10 Pro and this fix did not work for me. I tried it first when using Chrome browser with no joy, then switched to I.E 11 and still no joy whether I click on "New Folder" or "New Item > Folder"

    Any help would be much appreciated - this is driving me nuts)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    28 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,723
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Hello chunkyguru, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you have the New context menu, so I'm not sure what issue you are having.

    Are you saying that nothing happens when you click on a new context menu item instead?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    28 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Problems with folders in Win 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello chunkyguru, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you have the New context menu, so I'm not sure what issue you are having.

    Are you saying that nothing happens when you click on a new context menu item instead?
    You are correct - I downloaded the .reg file that you recommended but the current situation is as follows...
    1. I cannot create NEW FOLDERS or NEW SUB FOLDERS in My Documents, My Pictures.My Music or My Videos
    (I can, howover, still create new folders in Yahoo mail, Outlook mail and in Bookmarks)
    The New context menu for eg My Documents, My etc do not show FOLDER or NEW with a dropdown Folder
    so there is no possibility to create a new folder.
    2. I cannot directly OPEN any folder as previously- I have to right click and select OPEN (not major, but annoying)

    Any help would be appreciated - thanks Peter
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  4.    28 Feb 2016 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    chunkyguru,

    As a test, download and merge the .reg files for the listed Directory and Folder items in the table of OPTION TWO to see if they may help. They will restore their default associations and registry entries that will hopefully fix this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    28 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    chunkyguru,

    As a test, download and merge the .reg files for the listed Directory and Folder items in the table of OPTION TWO to see if they may help. They will restore their default associations and registry entries that will hopefully fix this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
    Wow - for once a double bubble solution. Did exactly what you advised and BOTH my problems were resolved.
    I award you 10 Brownie points and you thoroughly deserve them
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    28 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,723
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Great news. I'm glad it was able to help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    24 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    I am also having a similar problem that none of the fixes have seemed to solve. I cannot create a new folder on my computer anywhere using any function, right click or keyboard shortcut. I can however create new folders in online applications such as Google Drive, only if I'm in a browser window. Any suggestions??
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    24 Feb 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,723
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
    Thread Starter

    Hello dedeieso, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What options do you have when you right click on your desktop, and click/tap on the New context menu item?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  9.    24 Feb 2017 #9
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Nothing at all. I get the turning circle for a moment, my screen goes black and then pops back up. It's like the function is being blocked alltogether.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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