Fix: Create New Text Document is Missing from Context Menu on Windows 11 or 10

Being a Microsoft Windows user, you might have noticed that the “New” context menu appears on your screen whenever you right-click on the free space on your desktop. It helps you to create a new file in various formats, be it a Text Document, Bitmap image, etc. You get even more alternatives if you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. For example, Microsoft Word Document, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation, etc.

Generally, programs automatically add themselves to this context menu whenever you get them installed on your computer. However, sometimes it doesn’t happen, and you must install them manually. One example is the text document. It recommends adding these programs to the context menu since it is handy when creating a new file or document.

In this risewindows article, we will discuss the steps to get such type of installing the Text Document to the context menu in case you do not find them in it.

How to Restore Missing New > Text Document in Context Menu on Windows 11 or 10?

You must note that the method we will use is relatively easy but involves tweaking the registry. It, therefore, suggests that you keep a full backup of the registry. It will help restore your system to its previous working state if something goes wrong.

Use the following steps to restore the missing New Text Document in the Context menu on your Windows 11 or 10 computer:-

Step 1: Go to the Registry Editor.

To do that, go to the taskbarand Registry Editor. Look for the same in the search results and click on it.

Step 2: Navigate to the following path in the search box. You can copy and paste it down below:-

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New

Step 3: Set the“Value data” for (Default) REG_SZ to the following in the right sidebar:-

{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

Step 4: Click on OK.

Step 5: Finally, apply the changes by rebooting your computer.

The New > Text Document context menu will appear on your screen once you complete all the above steps.

That is it.

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