Right-click context menu is a valuable option on any version of the Windows operating system, including Windows 10. You can perform various tasks by right-clicking on the free space of the Windows Desktop or in a folder; for example, you can create a shortcut of the program, a blank bitmap image, text document, and even create a folder. If you have installed the Microsoft Office application on your PC, you can create new Word, Access, Excel, etc., documents by performing a right-click and selecting the New option. Let it be any requirement, without the New context menu, either you can not perform various tasks, or you have to take pain for performing specific tasks.
How to restore the missing “New” option in right-click context menu on Windows 10?
Gentle Reminder: To restore the missing “New” option, we will take the help of the Registry Editor. Editing registry may damage your Windows installation; hence we recommend taking the full backup of Windows Registry and creating a system restore point. In case something goes wrong, you can revert your PC to its previous working state.
To rebuild the missing “New” option in right-click context menu on Windows 10, perform the following steps:-
- Press the Windows logo + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run dialog box.
- In the Run dialog box that opens, type the following command and press the OK button:-
The above operation will open the Registry Editor window.
- In the Registry Editor window that opens, navigate or point to the following registry key:-
- On the right side pane of the “New” key, double-click on the (Default) string to change its Value Data. Copy and paste the following in the Value Data field:-
- Click the OK button.
Close the Registry Editor window.
Once you complete the above steps, perform a right-click on the free space on Windows 10 Desktop, you should see the “New” context menu. Even the “New” option will be available under the folder or drive which was earlier missing on your Windows 10 computer or laptop.