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OS - Windows 7 (32-bit) Office Version - 2013 Standard

Whenever I right click on a blank space in a folder, I see option to create a New Folder / New Word Document etc, but am not able to see a New Excel Workbook option. How can I get the option?

marked as duplicate by Raystafarian, Excellll, Kenneth L, Matthew Williams, music2myear Oct 13 '14 at 19:27

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  1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. Now expand "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" key.

  2. Now look for the file type which you want to add in "New" menu, e.g. for adding MP3 file type look for .MP3 key.

  3. Right-click on it and select "New -> Key" and give it name "ShellNew".

  4. In right-side pane, right-click and select "New -> String Value". Give it name "NullFile" and press Enter.

  5. That's it. You'll immediately get the file type entry in "New" menu.

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    I did all that, but no change in the menu – Chainsaw Oct 9 '14 at 10:42

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