PowerPoint Option Missing from the “New” Right Click Context Menu – Resolved

You might have lost Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation option from the “New” right-click context menu. I have already written an article earlier if ‘New’ option is missing from the right-click context menu but losing PowerPoint option is a little different. If PowerPoint option missing or Word is missing from your Windows right-click menu, that means somehow Windows registry is modified automatically.

PowerPoint Option Missing from the Right Click Context MenuIn order to restore or fix PowerPoint option missing on Windows, we need to create a missing value on registry editor. Follow the below given steps and resolve your issue.

PowerPoint Option Missing – Fix or Restore with Windows Registry

As we know, the string value is missing, due to that we have lost PowerPoint from the right click menu. Therefore, we are going to create a new string value to Windows Registry, which will fix this issue, and we will get back the PowerPoint option.

We recommend you to back up Windows registry before we start with below steps.

Step 1. Press “Win + R” to open Run dialog box and type, “regedit” and hit OK to open Windows Registry Editor.

Step 2. Follow the below registry path carefully:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pptx\PowerPoint.Show.12\ShellNew

Step 3. Right-click to the free space on right side then, click New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value

add powerpoint on right click context menu

Step 4. Rename this newly created DWORD value to “NullFile” by doing a right-click and selecting Rename.

Step 5. Make sure the default value of NullFile is “0”. If the value is not zero (0) then, double click on NullFile and change its value to “0” and hit OK to save it.

restore PowerPoint Option Missing from the Right Click

NOTE: If you have already NullFile located in ShellNew folder and its value is “1” instead of “0” then, directly apply Step 5.

This will immediately effect into your Windows registry settings. Now close everything and go back to your desktop screen. Right-click and navigate to “New” option and you will see a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation option is back there.

Fix or Restore Missing “New” Option from the Right-click Context Menu

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