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nick c

I'm not computer savvy and tend to cuss when something suddenly happens
that's beyond my understanding. Therefore, now being in a state of
calmness, I need a bit of "How to" advice.

Up until today, when I right clicked on the desktop, in system 7, a
display would appear showing optionally different services, such as:

Folder
Contact
Microsoft Word Document
Journal Document
Adobe Photo Image
Winzip File
Winzip Zipx File
Briefcase.

Suddenly, without so much as a warning, the capability to create a
folder has disappeared. Yep, regardless of how many times I reboot,
"Folder" has left the display. How do I get it back?

I would greatly appreciate any help that can be given. Thanks a bunch.

Nick
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I'm not computer savvy and tend to cuss when something suddenly happens
that's beyond my understanding. Therefore, now being in a state of
calmness, I need a bit of "How to" advice.

Up until today, when I right clicked on the desktop, in system 7, a
display would appear showing optionally different services, such as:

Folder
Contact
Microsoft Word Document
Journal Document
Adobe Photo Image
Winzip File
Winzip Zipx File
Briefcase.

Suddenly, without so much as a warning, the capability to create a
folder has disappeared. Yep, regardless of how many times I reboot,
"Folder" has left the display. How do I get it back?

I would greatly appreciate any help that can be given. Thanks a bunch.

Nick
Well, you are confusing me. For one thing, what you describe is not what
I see or have ever seen in any version of Windows (assuming that by
"system 7" you mean Windows 7).

For me to see those items, after I right click on the desktop, I have to
click on "New" in the resulting menu. In fact I have 19 items under New,
since several applications have put their own entries in there.

It has been like that in Windows as far back as I can remember (a little
bit after Armistice Day, 1918).
 
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nick c

Well, you are confusing me. For one thing, what you describe is not what
I see or have ever seen in any version of Windows (assuming that by
"system 7" you mean Windows 7).
First ... thanks for responding. Whew ...

Yes I do mean Windows 7
For me to see those items, after I right click on the desktop, I have to
click on "New" in the resulting menu. In fact I have 19 items under New,
since several applications have put their own entries in there.
Yes again ... when I right click on the desktop, I next click on "New"
to see the display.
It has been like that in Windows as far back as I can remember (a little
bit after Armistice Day, 1918).
Way before my time. I didn't arrive in this world 'till 1928.
 
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Ken Blake

On 6/28/2013 4:36 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

Way before my time. I didn't arrive in this world 'till 1928.

Wow, you're even older than I am (not many people here are). I didn't
arrive in this world 'till Armistice day of 1937.

And Gene's memory is astounding--much better than mine. He remembers
Windows version -72.0. <g>
 
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Ken1943

I'm not computer savvy and tend to cuss when something suddenly happens
that's beyond my understanding. Therefore, now being in a state of
calmness, I need a bit of "How to" advice.

Up until today, when I right clicked on the desktop, in system 7, a
display would appear showing optionally different services, such as:

Folder
Contact
Microsoft Word Document
Journal Document
Adobe Photo Image
Winzip File
Winzip Zipx File
Briefcase.

Suddenly, without so much as a warning, the capability to create a
folder has disappeared. Yep, regardless of how many times I reboot,
"Folder" has left the display. How do I get it back?

I would greatly appreciate any help that can be given. Thanks a bunch.

Nick
This site tells you how


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/28677-new-context-menu-remove-restore-default-menu-items.html


KenW
 
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nick c

Wow, you're even older than I am (not many people here are). I didn't
arrive in this world 'till Armistice day of 1937.
Well .... how about that base-ball fans. It sure does take years to
become a bona-fide old timer.
And Gene's memory is astounding--much better than mine. He remembers
Windows version -72.0. <g>
Eh! Speak louder ... can't hear ya.
 
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Robin Bignall

Wow, you're even older than I am (not many people here are). I didn't
arrive in this world 'till Armistice day of 1937.

And Gene's memory is astounding--much better than mine. He remembers
Windows version -72.0. <g>
I guess the "Hole in the Wall" gang all got caught (or were shot)
because they didn't have any windows.
 
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Ken1943

HALLELUJAH .... I have now restored the "Folder" to the display. Yes
sir, all the information I needed to know was in that URL.

Just to show you my appreciation, should I meet Saint Peter (in the
by-and-by) I'll tell him of your good deed.

All kidding aside .. thanks.

Nick
Just had to do a Google search and since I went too fast, forgot to
remember the search term. Don't get old.


KenW
 
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nick c

Just had to do a Google search and since I went too fast, forgot to
remember the search term. Don't get old.
I first attempted to do a Google search. Yes indeed, I opened Google but
was stuck on what term(s) to use to do a search. (scratching my head)
What do ya tell a machine? Hey ... you lousy #[email protected]&%*, what happened to my
"Folder"? :)

Nick
 
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Ken1943

There are people on usenet that post search info in a post. I look and
say how the @#*_%&( did you do that. Face it, there is always someone
smarter than you. And richer if you want to go that way !!!!


KenW
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Wow, you're even older than I am (not many people here are). I didn't
arrive in this world 'till Armistice day of 1937.

And Gene's memory is astounding--much better than mine. He remembers
Windows version -72.0. <g>
But you did remember that version number, which is good for 8 points :)

I'm somewhere in the same temporal neighborhood as you guys, but I don't
talk about it.

Nick, I'm glad you got a useful reply from Ken1943 (you definitely
didn't get one from me!).

And Mr 1943 - yeah, the right search term is the secret. Amazing how
often that's what ruins my search...you really showed that simpler is
better (another smiley goes here).

I looked at (and bookmarked) the link. I will say this: it would be
impossible to figure all that out without those .reg files :-(
 
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nick c

There are people on usenet that post search info in a post. I look and
say how the @#*_%&( did you do that. Face it, there is always someone
smarter than you. And richer if you want to go that way !!!!


KenW
Ken, just think how screwed-up a guy who stuttered would be if that
affliction was transferable to a Usenet search. :)

Nick
 
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nick c

But you did remember that version number, which is good for 8 points :)

I'm somewhere in the same temporal neighborhood as you guys, but I don't
talk about it.

Nick, I'm glad you got a useful reply from Ken1943 (you definitely
didn't get one from me!).
But you respond and that lets me know there's life out there.
And Mr 1943 - yeah, the right search term is the secret. Amazing how
often that's what ruins my search...you really showed that simpler is
better (another smiley goes here).
Yes, resolving computer problems by doing searches is indeed simpler;
when you know the right questions to ask.
 
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Ken1943

Ken, just think how screwed-up a guy who stuttered would be if that
affliction was transferable to a Usenet search. :)

Nick
Sing into a voice program.

See Ya


KenW
 
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Joe Morris

Ken1943 said:
Just had to do a Google search and since I went too fast, forgot to
remember the search term. Don't get old.
The problem with following that advice is the alternative... <g>

Joe (long past retirement age)
 
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Paul

nick said:
I'm not computer savvy and tend to cuss when something suddenly happens
that's beyond my understanding. Therefore, now being in a state of
calmness, I need a bit of "How to" advice.

Up until today, when I right clicked on the desktop, in system 7, a
display would appear showing optionally different services, such as:

Folder
Contact
Microsoft Word Document
Journal Document
Adobe Photo Image
Winzip File
Winzip Zipx File
Briefcase.

Suddenly, without so much as a warning, the capability to create a
folder has disappeared. Yep, regardless of how many times I reboot,
"Folder" has left the display. How do I get it back?

I would greatly appreciate any help that can be given. Thanks a bunch.

Nick
For reference purposes, here is a picture of what was broke.

http://www.fanhow.com/images/5/56/Activate_or_Remove_the_Briefcase_in_Windows_7_001.png

What appears in a right-click context menu, can be overridden by installed
applications or by loading registry .reg files off the Internet. So that's
a potential way for it to get damaged.

Paul
 
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James Silverton

For reference purposes, here is a picture of what was broke.

http://www.fanhow.com/images/5/56/Activate_or_Remove_the_Briefcase_in_Windows_7_001.png


What appears in a right-click context menu, can be overridden by installed
applications or by loading registry .reg files off the Internet. So that's
a potential way for it to get damaged.
I'm running Windows 7; completely up to date, I believe. Right click
give a panel with "New" as an option. Mousing over "New" gives "Folder"
as a choice.
 
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nick c

For reference purposes, here is a picture of what was broke.

http://www.fanhow.com/images/5/56/Activate_or_Remove_the_Briefcase_in_Windows_7_001.png


What appears in a right-click context menu, can be overridden by installed
applications or by loading registry .reg files off the Internet. So that's
a potential way for it to get damaged.

Paul
Hi Paul,

FWIW, The only thing can I recall downloading off the Internet before I
noticed the "Folder" option disappeared was an update to Java. A Java
update popup became annoying, at the time, so I stopped what I was doing
and downloaded the update.

Nick
 

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