New Command Missing in Windows Explorer (All Windows)

After you install Internet Explorer with the Windows Desktop Update component you may notice that the New command is missing from the right-click context menu. This tip will help you fix the problem.

To resolve this issue, open your registry and verify that the key listed below has the value listed, and if needed, edit the value to match the value listed.

Note : This registry entry only exists if the Windows Desktop Update component is installed. If the Windows Desktop Update component is not installed, add the registry entry and (Default) value.

Registry Settings
System Key : [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background \shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New]
Value Name : (Default)
Data Type : REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data : {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.