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Error when using right click on the desktop.

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Right clicking on the Desktop to create a new folder is not working. Can this be restored?

asked Sep 12 by ulhas
edited 5 days ago by Alex Urbach

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The right click functionality was probably disabled by the application. Check the following entry in Registry Editor (launch it using Windows key + R > regedit): HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> CurrentVersion –> Policies –> Explorer. Look for a key named NoViewContextMenu and set its value to 0 if it's there.

Additionally, look here as well: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> CurrentVersion –> Policies –> Explorer.

Or if you want to add New Folder, copy and paste the following code into a .REG file. Open Notepad, paste the code, go to File > Save as. Choose All formats for file type and type a name in thing format: name.REG. Make sure to add the .REG at the end.

Code:

[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"=""

Double click the file, restart your PC and New Folder will show again.

answered 5 days ago by Alex Urbach (304,940 points)

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