when I right click in WORD or EXCEL to create a new folder

April 11, 2013 at 00:39:53
Specs: Windows 7
the option is missing, instead it has an option for "Microsoft Access Database" but no new folder icon or option is available

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#1
April 11, 2013 at 15:34:19
I don't think your Right Clicking IN Word or Excel are you?

To create a new folder, you should be on your main desktop.

If that is where your problem is, then try here:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/1...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
April 11, 2013 at 21:28:01
Yes I am right clicking in Word or Excel. After creating a new document I click on File / Save As / when the "Save As" window opens I right click and go to "New" and at the drop down window it used to have an option to create a new folder but now it does not, the option is gone and in the location where it used to be it now shows "Microsoft Access Database."

On the drop down window it also shows:
Shortcut
BMP File
Contact
Microsoft Word Document
Journal Document
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
Microsoft Publisher Document
Text Document
Microsoft Excel Worksheet
Compressed (zipped) Folder
Briefcase

I do not remember all these options showing up in the past when I went to this dropdown menu.


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#3
April 12, 2013 at 03:25:51
According to me, if I understand what you want to say, You are saying that on right click you are not getting new folder option, will you try other alternative such as Keyboard ShortCut

Press CTRL+ SHIFT + N to open new folder in Save as Dialogue Box, I hope this may help you.


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#4
April 12, 2013 at 03:48:15
I did "File / Save as / then hit the CTRL + SHIFT + N keys in the middle of the save as screen and it did nothing.

I am trying to save a WORD document that I created to my system but I wanted to create a new folder to put it in so with the WORD document open and ready to save it I clicked on File / Save As / right clicked and moved down to the "NEW" option and when I clicked on it another box opens and that is where I usually find the create a new folder option but it is not there. As I stated above I only get these other options but there is no option to create a folder.

So I went to my desktop with no documents and right clicked to create a new folder on my desktop and again chose the NEW option but again the drop down menu had the above stated options but now new folder option so I tried pressing CTRL+ SHIFT + N but again nothing happened.


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#5
April 12, 2013 at 06:15:48
I click on File / Save As / when the "Save As" window opens I right click and go to "New"

The New Folder option should be on the Task Bar near the top, next to Organize
below the Address Box.

If that is not what you want, then try the Windows Fix I posted above.


MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
April 21, 2013 at 01:09:56
Unless I am mistaken the fix website above is for Vista and I have Windows 7 and run Microsoft 2010. Please advise? Thank you

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#7
April 21, 2013 at 08:03:14
If you had gone to the website you would have seen that the web page shows:

How to Restore or Remove New from the Context Menu in Vista and Windows 7

MIKE

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#8
April 21, 2013 at 22:32:47
I went to the suggested website and clicked on the option: How to Remove and Restore the Default Windows 7 New Context Menu Items; then I followed the directions to restore “Folder” to the New option. I did this 2 times and each time I rebooted my computer when the New Folder option was not present. I then deleted the files and followed the directions below in order a 3rd time but still no Folder option.

When I right click on the desktop and choose the “NEW” option I notice that I have 3 missing items from before this all happened and 6 new items are now showing.

Missing:
Folder
Bitmap Image
Rich Text Document

Added:
Microsoft Access Database
BMP File
Microsoft Word Document
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
Microsoft Publisher Document
Microsoft Excel Worksheet

The options that stayed the same are:
Shortcut
Contact
Journal Document
Text Document
Compressed (zipped) Folder
Briefcase

5. To Remove or Restore "Folder"
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the below.
Folder_New_Context_Menu_Item.zip

11. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

12. Open the downloaded .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the .reg file (remove or restore) that you want to use to your desktop.

13. Double click/tap on the extracted .reg file to merge it.

14. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

15. You can now delete the downloaded ZIP and REG files if you like.

16. Sometimes it may take a moment before the missing New context menu item to reappear. If not, then restart the computer to apply.


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#9
April 22, 2013 at 03:37:19
You did use the link titled:

How to Remove and Restore the Default Windows 7 New Context Menu Items

which is highlighted in blue on the main page, under the Tip section, correct?

If the Registry edit did not work, then I have no other idea of what could be wrong.

You could try doing the registry edit by hand, as shown on the main page.

You can also look at this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180257

see if that offers any help.

If you have a Restore point that is before the problem arose, you could try doing a Restore.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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