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June 19, 2013 7:56:21 AM

When I right-click and then click 'New', I get 'Shortcut' option instead of 'Folder'. Any ideas how to fix that?

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June 19, 2013 8:12:29 AM

lol it would be interesting to see the answer considering mine has done the very same. under the "new" window there is no longer folder but everything else is still there.
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June 19, 2013 9:00:22 AM

Found this worked for me -written by Linda Yan Microsoft tech moderator
The issue should be caused by damaged or incorrect registry key entry. Please check the following registry value:
1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New\
3. Please check if the value for (Default) is: {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}
If the issue persists after changing the registry key value, please continue to try the following suggestions:
1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder
3. Right click on the Folder key on the left pane, and then select "Export" to backup this registry key.
4. Go to my Skydrive and download folderfix.zip file.
5. Save the folderfix.zip file on to your Desktop.
6. Right click and extract the folderfix.reg file.
7. Right click on the folderfix.reg file and then click Merge.
8. Click Yes to confirm the modification.

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September 18, 2013 1:07:28 PM

magzobian said:
When I right-click and then click 'New', I get 'Shortcut' option instead of 'Folder'. Any ideas how to fix that?


Well this worked for me and not sure when it fixed it but here it is. I copied an existing folder that I had already created and pasted it into another folder that I had already created that is on my desktop. I then emptied all of the contents that was in the folder that I had pasted into another folder and then renamed it New Folder. I then dragged it on to my desktop. Copied and pasted it again on my desktop, New Folder copy 1, etc. Right clicked on desktop, new and there was the option to create a new folder again. Hope this works for you. ME!!
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October 23, 2013 10:05:12 AM

magzobian's method worked flawlessly for me
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