How to fix: New “Folder” option missing on right-click menu on Windows 10?

Is the new “Folder” option missing when right-clicking on the Windows 10 Desktop? If you answered Yes, you might notice that you cannot even create a subfolder, which means that when you right-click inside a Folder free space and select New, you cannot see the “Folder” option to create a new folder within that folder.

What is the reason for the absence of the New “Folder” option?

There could be several reasons for this; for example, you could have recently upgraded your operating system from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10. It is also possible that third-party software has altered the registry values without your knowledge. 

Let it be any reason; the primary purpose of this risewindows article is to solve your folder missing problem on Windows 10 computer or notebook. This article will guide you with steps to fix the missing New >> Folder context menu item.

How to Restore the New “Folder” option on right-click menu on Windows 10?

Gentle Reminder: The Registry Editor will be used to restore the missing New “Folder” option. Because editing the registry may cause damage to your Windows directory, we recommend creating a full backup of the Windows Registry and performing a system restore point. If something goes wrong, you can restore your computer to its previous working state. 

To reestablish the missing New “Folder” option in the right-click context menu in Windows 10, follow these steps:-

Step 1. First, press the Windows logo + R keys from the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Then, the Run dialog box opens, and type the following word by pressing the OK button or hitting Enter key from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor window:-


Step 3. Further, in the Registry Editor window that opens, navigate or point to the following registry key from the left side pane:-


Step 4. Now, in the right-side pane of the Folder key, double-click on the (Default) string to change its Value data.

Step 5. After that, replace the default Value data with the folder.

Step 6. Next, click on the OK button.

Step 7. Now, close the Registry Editor window.

After completing the preceding steps, right-click on free space on the Windows 10 Desktop. When you select New, you should see the “Folder” option appear next.

That’s all!

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