Windows 98SE cant RIGHT click, select NEW......

  tonyuk72 16:24 28 Sep 2004

I don't particularly want to re install my OS although it is screaming out for it. Basically I seemed to have deleted something, possibly from the registry and I no longer have the New, file or folder option on the right click menu. It's even vanished from the drop down menu in windows explorer.

The only way I can create new folders is to go into MS Dos mode which is a pain.

Fileman.exe is not present on my PC either, not sure if this is required.

Help greatfully appreciated

  Cuddles 17:14 28 Sep 2004

If you have your 98se installation disc reinstall over existing os, this way you will not lose any of your programs or settings

  Diodorus Siculus 17:49 28 Sep 2004

Before a reinstall, try the system file checker




and press start.

When did it happen? I think that Win98 saves the last 5 days of reg files so you could boot into dos and try

scanreg /restore

This will give you the option of an older registry.

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