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A user somehow deleted the ability to create new folders from the Windows context menu.

A typical correct context menu: A correct context menu

The user's context menu (in this case, right-clicking an empty spot of her desktop): The broken context menu

Sometime in the past week the Folder entry was lost. The user can still create folders by copying existing ones and renaming, but obviously that is a silly workaround. I know how to make a context menu entry for a normal file, but not for a folder. How is this repaired?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/265802d1367092273-new-context-menu-remove-restore-default-menu-items-folder_new_context_ment_item.zip

That link should help out. Download that zip, extract the restore registry file, run it, restart the computer, and hopefully it should be back!

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Add the following entries into the registry

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]
"Directory"=""
"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
  74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
  00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\
  00,00
"ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30396"
"MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30317"
"NonLFNFileSpec"="@shell32.dll,-30319"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]
"AllDrives"=""
"IsFolder"=""
"NoExtension"=""

All the values are of type REG_SZ but IconPath which has type REG_EXPAND_SZ with value %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,3

Alternatively, you can download this registry file and import it into the registry.

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