How to Fix the New Folder Context Menu Item in Vista
If when you right click on the desktop or in a User folder and click on New and Folder it does not work, then this will show you how to fix the Folder menu item so it will create a new folder again.
EXAMPLE: New Folder in the Context Menu and a New Folder
NOTE: You see this context menu only when you right click on a empty space on the desktop and in a nonsystem folder (Ex: C:\Users) Windows Explorer window. If you right on a empty space in a system folder (Ex: C:\Program Files, C:\Windows, etc...} Windows Explorer window, you will only see Folder in the New menu.
EXAMPLE: New Folder in the Organize Toolbar Button
NOTE: This is the Organize toolbar button in Windows Explorer.
EXAMPLE: New Folder in the File Menu
NOTE: This in the Windows Explorer Menu bar. It is not availale in the Computer window though.
Click on the download button below to download the NewFolderFix.reg
Right click on the downloaded NewFolderFix.reg
file and click on Merge
to add it to your registry.
Click on the Run
button in the Security Warning prompt.
Click on Continue
in the UAC prompt.
Click on Yes
in the confirmation prompt.
Click on OK
in the success prompt.
Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the fix.
When done, you can delete the NewFolderFix.reg
on the desktop if you would like to.
NOTE: If the problem still persists, then do a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem.