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How to Fix the New Folder Context Menu Item in Vista
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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.
How to Fix the New Folder Context Menu Item in Vista


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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.
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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.

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EXAMPLE: New Folder in the Organize Toolbar Button
NOTE:
This is the Organize toolbar button in Windows Explorer.

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EXAMPLE: New Folder in the File Menu
NOTE:
This in the Windows Explorer Menu bar. It is not availale in the Computer window though.

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Here's How:
1. Click on the download button below to download the NewFolderFix.reg file.​
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2. Right click on the downloaded NewFolderFix.reg file and click on Merge to add it to your registry.​
3. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning prompt.​
4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
5. Click on Yes in the confirmation prompt.​
6. Click on OK in the success prompt.​
7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the fix.​
8. 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.
That's it,
Shawn


 
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Shawn Brink

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Hi Aracnephobiar, and welcome to Vista Forums.

What did it do afterwards?

Did it merge for you anyway?

Shawn
 
Have you already restarted the computer to apply the changes? If you have, then try the REG file again. I have added more to it to restore the responsible CLSID key also.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
I am having this issue with Vista Ultimate x32. I tried to use the fix for this OS but when doing the merge it only open the file in Notepad. Are you aware of a similar fix for Vista x32?
 
Hello Philk, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It sounds like the .reg file extension is not set to be opened by the default regedit.exe. You will just need to set the file extension Name .reg to have the Current Default set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe) in Default Programs. Method Two in this tutorial will show you how to.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69758-default-programs.html

Afterwards, try merging the reg file again to fix your New Folder problem.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
Howdy,

I was hoping this would fix my problem but alas, Not.
I recently installed PSP X2 and now when I right click and New there are 2 entries for Paint Shop Pro X2 Image.
I fixed it in XP (Ah, the good old days) using regedit but Vista has me baffled.
Any ideas on how I can remove the duplicate entry?

TIA,
Apfel

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Howdy Shawn,

I'm glad I stumbled across this site. Lots of great info.

It's getting weirder. Using ShellExView under Context Menu there was no mention of PSP X2. The only place it showed was under Thumbnail.
I right clicked on the desktop and one of the entries opened PSP X2 like it should and the other placed an icon on the desktop. See attached. Guess will have to keep digging.
I have a sneaking suspicion about dual booting to XP because other problems have come up that have been attributed to this fact by other app makers (Diskeeper being one). I am going to try that StopXP trick and see what happens

Thanks,
Apfel

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I was looking at another thread for fixing context menu and checked HKey_Classes_Root\.bmp\Shellnew and noticed it pointed to @%systemroot%\system32\mspaint.exe,-59414 so I renamed shellnew to shellnew* like the thread suggested and now there is only one PSP X2 showing.
Like I said, a great site. Keep up the good work.
 
Interesting, I would not have thought to look at the .bmp file extension for this. Thank you for posting your results and solution.

Shawn
 
hey ..

i have download newfolderfix.reg but it is saved as newfolderfix.download .. please help me with it .. i dunt knw how to run this file .. as vista on my pc does not knw how to open it. and please also explain how to merge it with registery .. thanks
 
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