I have a new problem!!?

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  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I just realized that since I updated to Windows Anniversary I can't create a new folder?
    If I right click on the desktop, there is no "New" option.

    The same applies to Windows File Explorer, if I right click on a directory there is no "New" option to create a new folder.

    If I go to the Home Bar in Explorer, then I can see the "New Folder" button but when I click on it nothing happens, is doesn't give me a new folder to name.

    If I just point at it, it says Creates a new folder, and has the shortcut, Ctrl, Shift, N.

    Ctrl, Shift, N, doesn't create a new folder either.

    I don't have any idea how to fix this, I've never seen this before.

    Anyone know what going on?

    Mike
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    This is most likely some missing registry entries. Can you look at the following reg dump and verify yours matches?

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder]
    @="Folder"
    "ContentViewModeForBrowse"="prop:~System.ItemNameDisplay;~System.LayoutPattern.PlaceHolder;~System.LayoutPattern.PlaceHolder;~System.LayoutPattern.PlaceHolder;System.DateModified"
    "ContentViewModeForSearch"="prop:~System.ItemNameDisplay;System.DateModified;~System.ItemFolderPathDisplay"
    "ContentViewModeLayoutPatternForBrowse"="delta"
    "ContentViewModeLayoutPatternForSearch"="alpha"
    "EditFlags"=hex:d2,03,00,00
    "FullDetails"="prop:System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemNameDisplay;System.ItemTypeText;System.Size;System.HomeGroupSharingStatus"
    "NoRecentDocs"=""
    "ThumbnailCutoff"=dword:00000000
    "TileInfo"="prop:System.Title;System.HomeGroupSharingStatus"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
      65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
    "LaunchExplorerFlags"=dword:00000018
    "MultiSelectModel"="Document"
    "ProgrammaticAccessOnly"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
    "MultiSelectModel"="Document"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\opennewwindow]
    "LaunchExplorerFlags"=dword:00000001
    "MUIVerb"="@windows.storage.dll,-8517"
    "MultiSelectModel"="Document"
    "OnlyInBrowserWindow"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]
    "Directory"=""
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
      00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\
      00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30396"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30317"
    "NonLFNFileSpec"="@shell32.dll,-30319"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]
    "AllDrives"=""
    "IsFolder"=""
    "NoExtension"=""
    
    
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    Thanks for the help, you are correct the option was missing from the registry.

    I found the information below, followed it and I have the new option back...

    Mike

    From website:

    AskVG - Windows Tips, Troubleshooting and Customization

    how-to-restore-missing-new-menuitem-in-desktop-and-explorer-context-menu/
    follow these simple steps to get "New" menu back:

    1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to following key:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\

    2. Now create a new key "New" under "ContextMenuHandlers" key.

    3. Select "New" key and in right-side pane, set the value of Default to:

    {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

    4. Close Registry Editor and you'll get the missing "New" option back in context menu.

    ***NOTE: There are two directories named shellex make sure you are under the one as mentioned above.
     
  4. BIGBEARJEDI

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    Hi Mike,
    You might want to do a hard shutdown of your computer to make sure those Registry Entries stick. If they don't stick after the reboot, it's possible you might have to test your hard drive, it might have some damaged sectors. I'm hoping they stick!!

    BBJ
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I did a complete shutdown and it's all good.
    The only thing that seems to be different now is the fact that the Nvidia Control Panel doesn't show up in the right click menu on the desktop.

    I did find a way to make a link to it on the desktop so I can get to it.

    Now I can get down to trying to figure out all the stuff that changed that was intended.

    Mike
     
  6. BIGBEARJEDI

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    That's good!! Heak yeah. There's always more work to do.;)

    Marc
     

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