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New Folder option missing

by ozzie252 / May 4, 2007 8:58 PM PDT

Windows Vista Business

For some reason I have no "New Folder" option when I right click on the desktop or in the white space in a folder. It's been like this for a couple of weeks and my system restore options are next to useless - they only go back 3 days.

Please help!

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No replies!
by ozzie252 / May 5, 2007 1:30 AM PDT

Anyone? Please?

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cheap trix
by ozzie252 / May 11, 2007 6:22 AM PDT
In reply to: No replies!

posting again to get it to the top (sorry) - any ideas anyone?

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(NT) ditto
by ozzie252 / June 1, 2007 8:59 PM PDT
In reply to: cheap trix
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Word is this is the same as XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2007 10:13 PM PDT
In reply to: ditto
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Nice try!
by ozzie252 / June 4, 2007 7:11 AM PDT

I'm running Vista not XP - tried adding this Reg key without success. Cheers anyway Sad

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Sorry. Microsoft needs to catch up on this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2007 1:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Nice try!

I have reports of this fixing it so this is all I can offer today.

Sorry it didn't work for you. I'll ask around again.


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More thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2007 1:27 PM PDT
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by Cristian.Badila / June 6, 2007 9:06 PM PDT
In reply to: More thoughts.

I've got the same problem with the "new folder" option missing from the context menu and I tried the folder and the directory fixes and still nothing...If anyone has any ideea please let me know!

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This worked on Win 7
by kumi15 / February 5, 2010 10:01 PM PST
In reply to: Help

Registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New\ (Default)

Value for (Default):

Check if the above settings are applied in registry!

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Losing r/w Access To USB HD After Installing/Upgrading Win7
by billfinkri / February 20, 2011 2:24 AM PST

I just installed Win7 out of the box, had it move my old Vista stuff to "Windows.OLD" and all of sudden, too I couldn't read/write to my exernal (FAT formatted no-less) USB external HD.

Just UN plug the USB drive, plug-it back in, right-click on it, go to the security tab, and give everyone read-write, etc... (or what-ever permissions you prefer - at least give YOURSELF "Full.")

It's interesting all of these run-regedit suggestions. You'll only be messing with something that's already a mess to begin with.

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MIssing create folder right click option
by abomb888 / August 27, 2011 4:59 PM PDT
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I suspect
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 29, 2011 4:58 AM PDT

that after 4 years this issue has resolved itself.

Locking this old thread.


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