Microsoft Excel option is missing from right click context menu – Solved

Microsoft Excel option is missing from right click context menu - Solved

Microsoft Excel option is missing

Microsoft Excel is an important part of the Office suite family with Word, PowerPoint, etc. The article specifically to restore the option, if the Microsoft Excel option is missing from the desktop context menu.

You should know that you can easily create a new Excel worksheet just by right clicking on Office -> New -> New Excel Spreadsheet. What if the Microsoft Excel option is not there or is not listed?

If you are the one who lost the new excel sheet option in the desktop context menu, this article can help you restore it with a simple registry trick.

Sometimes, you may notice that the New Microsoft Word Document or New PowerPoint Presentation option is missing. If there is no Word and PowerPoint option in the context menu, follow the articles below:

[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 Spreadsheet on Desktop Context Menu

Certainly there has been a change in the registry value due to this, you have lost the New Excel Worksheet option from the context menu.

There can be several reasons behind a changed registry value. This can happen due to software installation, updates, or manual changes to the registry.

To solve this problem, we are going to add value to the Windows registry editor. Therefore, it is always recommended to back up the Windows Registry Editor before making any changes.

[Read: How to Backup Windows Registry?]

Follow the steps to restore or fix missing Excel spreadsheet from right click desktop context menu:

The given solution will work if you are using Microsoft Office 2007 and later versions.

Here’s what it looks like before it’s resolved:

missing new excel document option

Step 1. hurry Win + R to open the Run command box. Type regedit and hit Okay to open the Windows registry editor.

2nd step. Follow the registry path below:


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

Excel sheet option is missing from context menu

Step 4. Now rename this newly created string value name to File name by right clicking and selecting Rename.

Step 5. Double click on the FileName string to open and place the value data as below and click OK to save and close the Edit String window.

C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeRootVFSWindowsShellNewexcel12.xlsx

To close Windows registry editor.

the new Excel option disappears from the context menu

As a result, a new Excel Spreadsheet option is added to your Windows desktop context menu and will be available for use.

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

add Excel spreadsheet to right click context menu

In some cases, if you still don’t see the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, restart your Windows and come back.

Other method to add Microsoft Excel Worksheet from the context menu

Instead, if you don’t want to go through the above hassles, you can download the preset registry key below and merge it and an excel spreadsheet option will automatically be added to the desktop context menu.

Once you’ve downloaded, follow the steps below:

Right click on the downloaded file and select Extract Hereā€¦ and it will be extracted and create a folder with the same name as the one you downloaded

  1. Right click on Add an Excel document to the context menu register and select Merge and click Yes to continue, if prompted
  2. Then you will receive a prompt asking for your permission Are you sure you want to continue? Click on YES
  3. Finally, you will get a confirmation message that the following Reg file has been successfully added to the registry. Just need to click Okay

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