I don't have the new item on my desktop context menu.

A. If when you right click on the desktop there is no "New" item perform the following:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
  3. From the Edit menu select New - Key and enter a name of New. Press Enter
  4. Move to New
  5. Double click on the default value and enter data "\{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719\}" (don't type the quotes)
  6. Click OK
  7. Close the registry editor

You should now have a New item on the desktop context menu. A reboot is not needed.

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