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How to Get Back the Right-click New Microsoft Word Document

If you want to create a New Word Document, there are a few way to start it. If you found New Microsoft Word Document function disappeared from the right-click Context Menu, how do you get it back? Here is a guide on how to recover Microsoft Word Document function in Right-click Context Menu.


Part 1: Introduce 3 Ways to Create a New Word Document

If your computer has Microsoft Word installed, you can quickly create a new Word document.

Way 1: Start a New Word Document from the Start menu in Windows 7 or 10

Step 1: Click the Start menu > All apps.

Step 2: Scroll down to find Word program, then click to open it.

Start a New Word Document

Step 3: Then click on Blank Document to create a new Word doc.

Create a new Blank document

Way 2: Create a New Word Document in a Opening Word

In Word's open document gallery, you can quickly create new document by double-clicking the left button on the blank space of the tab bar, or choose to use the New command item on the context menu.

Option 1: Select File > New, and then select a template.

To create a blank document, choose the Blank document template.

Create a new document inWord

Option 2: If you have added Office tab to your Office program, you can create new document by double-clicking the left button on the blank space of the tab bar.

Enable and use Office tab

Way 4: Create a new Word Document from Right-click Context Menu

Right-click menu on Explorer or desktop, select New > Microsoft Word Document.

Create a new Microsoft Word Document from right-click menu

Tip: If you found that when using right-click menu in Explorer or on the desktop, but Microsoft Word Document are missing. To fix this problem, refer to Part 2.

Part 2: Get back Righ-click New Microsoft Word Document Function

Here is providing serval solutions, may this solve this problem.

Solution 1: Repair Microsoft Office Program

Make sure your PC which have just installed an Office program.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.

Step 2: Locate to Microsoft Office, right-click on it, and then select Change.

Change Microsoft Office

Step 3: Select Repair option. then click Continue button to start repair this program.

Repair Microsoft Office Program

Try to Right-click in Explorer or on desktop, if you cannot find the New Microsoft Word document function from the New menu, it means the problem still exist, you may need to try the next solution.


Solution 2: Create New Keys under .docx file

To get back the Right-click New Microsoft Word Document function of Office 2010-2016 in Windows Explorer and on the Desktop, use these steps:

Step 1: Open the Registry Editor.

Press Win + R, then type regedit, and then click OK to open the registry Editor.

Run regedit

Step 2: In the left pane of Registry Editor, right-click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to expand it.

expand-hkey-classes-root

Step 3: Use Ctrl + F shortcut to find the location of .docx key.

Press Ctrl + F, then type docx into find box, then hit Enter key, it will automatically navigate to .docx folder.

Find the location of docx file

Step 4: Right click on the .docx key, select New > Key to create a key and name it as Word.Document.12.

 Create new key names word document

Step 5: Close the regedit, and refresh the desktop,the New Word Microsoft appears in context menu.

Get back Microsoft Word Document in right-click menu

If it is the New Excel or PowerPoint Microsoft get missed, you can use the same way to get them back.

But this time in Step 3, you can also look for the location of .xlsx ( .pptx),in Step 4, create a new key named Excel. Sheet.12. ( PowerPoint.12). When finished, refresh the desktop.