When I right click on the desktop for a new folder, txt, rtf and etc. Nothing opens. I found a place that explains how to add an item in the registry. Even that didn't work.

Any suggestions? This is a new Win8 HP Pavilion desktop. Thanks so much! Jack

Please forgive me. I have solved this. I had the setting turned off SHOW DESKTOP ITEMS? What a dunderhead I am starting off this day.