How to restore New option in context menu in Windows

Many of our readers complained about a strange issue that they are missing New option from Desktop and Explorer context menu. Generally when you right click on the Desktop or Windows Explorer you will find New option in the context menu which is used to create new folders, documents and more. Generally this issue arises due to the 3rd party software like tweaking utilities or some old incompatible driver which removes New option from context menu.

This can be due to the bad programming by the developer. Such badly programmed software can accidentally delete the required key from Windows Registry which will remove New option from the context menu. Here we are going to show you how to restore the New option back in context menu in Windows.

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 How to restore New option in context menu in Windows

  • Press Win+R keys to open RUN dialog box and type regedit in it and press Enter key. Here navigate to the below key.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundshellexContextMenuHandlers
  • Here create a new key and name it as New under the ContextMenuHandlers key.
  • Now select the New key in the right side pane and set the value of default to.
    {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

Close the registry editor and restart the computer for the changes to take effect. That”s it, now you can see the New option got restored in the context menu in Windows.

In case if you don’t want to modify Registry and want ready made registry script to restore the New option automatically, download the following file and extract it and run the extracted .REG file. This will ask for confirmation by popping up UAC box. That’s it, this will immediately restore the New option in the context menu in Windows.

Download the Registry script to restore New option in context menu

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