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How can you add a 'new folder' button to the windows explorer context menu?

Since this is my most often used 'new' item it would be great if it could be available without a double movement

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There are various shell extensions around that accomplish this, e.g. FileMenuTools

There's a trick, that you might find a little bit more handier: Ctrl+Shift+N can also be used in Windows 7 Explorer to create a new folder.

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thanks andreas, can it be done via the registry? Also i know the hotkey but find i still work with the mouse first... habit? – JamesHenare Dec 9 '10 at 22:56
Sorry, I don't know a way to spawn the standard Windows Explorer way (the one used by SendTo or the New Folder-button/shortcut). – Andreas Dec 10 '10 at 20:41

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