View Full Version : The "new" menu

11-11-2004, 09:47 AM
I have just bought a pc with windows 98 on it and I can't create any new documents, shortcuts or folders anyware in the operating system. What could have caused this and how can I alter windows to display the new menu when I right click?

Peter H
11-11-2004, 09:54 AM
Open windows explorer - hilite the drive - file - new folder. Should show in right hand pane.

11-11-2004, 09:55 AM
Try this New Command Missing in Windows Explorer
new (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;180257)

11-11-2004, 09:58 AM
It should apear in a drop down list,So presuming you have bought a secondhand PC that was delivered with issues i would sugest formatting it and starting with a clean slate....Or even a dirty install overtop of the exsisting OS

As long as you have a windows cd it should be straight foward,Back up your drivers with Driver Genius before doing any major work...

11-11-2004, 04:00 PM
Do u really think I am an idiot?

11-11-2004, 04:01 PM
Thanks for that

11-11-2004, 04:02 PM
> Do u really think I am an idiot?

Who is that directed at?

Seeing as no one has done anything but offer advice i fail to see what your on about,Perhaps you would be happier with no advice?,im sure that can be arranged.

11-11-2004, 04:06 PM
idiot comment directed at Peter H only

11-11-2004, 04:12 PM
metla sorry about that. Thanks for your help. It was only directed at Peter H who didn't think I could right click the mouse on the desktop. The problem is when I do that the new submenu does not appear and I thought I sent a clear post for help

Peter H
11-11-2004, 04:26 PM
Sorry - Your words "I can't create any new documents" No offence meant.