Microsoft Excel Option is Missing from the Right Click Context Menu – SOLVED

Microsoft Excel Option is Missing

Microsoft Excel is an important component of the Office suite family along with Word, PowerPoint, etc. This article is specifically to restore the new Microsoft Excel Worksheet option or you can tell if the Microsoft excel option is missing from the desktop right click context menu.

You must be aware that you can easily create a new excel worksheet just by doing a right-click on Desktop -> New -> New Excel Worksheet.

What happens if the Microsoft excel option is not listed there or is missing from the list?

If you are the one who lost the new excel sheet option from the desktop right-click menu then, this post can help you to restore it with an easy registry trick.

new excel document missing from right click context menu

Sometimes, you may notice that the New Microsoft Word document or New PowerPoint Presentation option is missing.

In case of missing Word and PowerPoint options from the right-click menu, follow the below articles:

[Read: Microsoft Word Option Missing from the Right Click Context Menu]

[Read: Microsoft PowerPoint Option Missing from the Right Click Context Menu]

Restore Missing Excel Worksheet to Desktop Right-click Context Menu

Certainly, there was a registry value change due to this you have lost the New Excel Worksheet option from the right-click menu.

There might be several reasons behind a changed registry value. This could happen because of any software installation, updates, or any manual changes made to the registry.

To fix this issue, we are going to add value to the Windows registry editor. Hence, it is always recommended to back up the Windows registry editor before going to make any changes.

[Read: How to Backup Windows Registry?]

Follow these steps to restore or fix the missing excel worksheet from the desktop right-click context menu:

The given solution will work if you use Microsoft Office 2007 or any later Office versions.

This is how it looks before it gets resolved:

new excel document option is missing

Step 1. Press Win + R to open the Run command box. Type in regedit and hit OK to open the Windows registry editor.

Step 2. Follow the below registry path:


Step 3. While ShellNew is selected, right-click to the right side and click New -> String Value

excel sheet option is missing from the right click menu

Step 4. Now rename this newly created String value name to FileName by doing a right-click and selecting Rename.

Step 5. Double-click on the FileName string to open and add the Value data below and click OK to save and close the Edit string window.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\VFS\Windows\ShellNew\excel12.xlsx

Close the Windows registry editor.

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As a result, a new excel worksheet option has been added to the desktop right-click context menu of your Windows and will be available to use.

Now, to check whether it is resolved or not, go to your Windows desktop and right-click -> New -> Microsoft Excel worksheet.

add excel worksheet to the right click context menu

In some cases, if you still don’t see Microsoft Excel Worksheet, do a restart of your Windows and check back.

Alternate Method to Add Microsoft Excel Worksheet to the Right-click Menu

As an alternative, if you don’t want to go through the above hassle then you can download the below-predefined registry key and just merge it and an excel worksheet option will be added automatically to the desktop right-click menu.

Once you have downloaded it, then follow the steps below:

Right-click on the downloaded file and select Extract Here… and it will extract and create a folder with the same name that you have downloaded

  1. Right-click on Add Excel Document to the right-click Menu registry file and select Merge and click Yes to continue, if prompted
  2. Afterwards, you will get a prompt asking for your permission Are you sure you want to continue? Click YES
  3. Finally, you will receive a confirmation message that the following Reg file has been successfully added to the registry. You just need to click OK

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