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Windows 7: Can't establish a new folder within Windows Explorer.

13 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Can't establish a new folder within Windows Explorer.

I just dl'd Cookienator. I wan it to reside within Program files (x86). When I go to program files and click New to extablish a Cookienator folder, all i get is New Folder and I can't rename it???

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13 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Flycaster,

It sounds like this may be an association issue. If you like, see if downloading and merging the Directory and Folder options in the tutorial below may be able to help by restoring their default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Flycaster,

It sounds like this may be an association issue. If you like, see if downloading and merging the Directory and Folder options in the tutorial below may be able to help by restoring their default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
haven't tried your suggestion as I don't quite understand why it should work. All I want to do is change the name of the folder (new Folder) and it seems to me that there is no extension that it should be associated with???
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13 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

This uses a protocal instead of file extension, the options mentioned above will restore the default associations for them and hopefully fix it for you. It will not hurt anything to apply them since they only restore the default associations thay should be that way.
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14 Aug 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You needed to use both of them. You would also need to use the Folder option as well for it to work.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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17 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Thought I deleted this thread...guess not. Anyway, to my embarrassment, I have found that there is nothing wrong with getting a new folder. It was my mistake that caused the problem. Soory to have put you guys through the trouble of going on a wild goose chase.
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17 Aug 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem at all. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

What turned out to be the cause for you so others with the same issue may see if it is the same cause for them as well?
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17 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It's no problem at all. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

What turned out to be the cause for you so others with the same issue may see if it is the same cause for them as well?
As previously stated, the problem was not a real problem and is an embarrassment that I goofed. Nothing to do with something not working, other than these old eyes. Anyway, first I placed a new folder where I wanted it. It said "New folder." Then I right clicked and selected Rename. New folder became highlighted and there was a blinking cursor. I then immediately started to type the new name and Enter, and there was "New folder" again. For some unknown reason (age related dementia?), I failed to recognize that before typing the new name, I had to first undo the highlighting....DUH!
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17 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, ok. I've been there myself a few times.
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