How to enable new folder option in Windows 10

When you right-click an empty area on the desktop, the “New” menu that appears may not contain the “Folder” entry. Also, when attempting to create a folder by clicking the “New Folder” toolbar button in a folder or by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + N keys, nothing may happen.

Right click new folder option missing Windows 10

 Restore New “Folder” option to the right-click menu

You can restore the “Folder” entry in the “New” menu using the following procedure:

  • Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  • Navigate to the following location:


  • In the right-pane, double-click (default) and set its data to Folder

  • Exit the Registry Editor.
  • Log off and log back in.

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