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Windows 7: plz i need help!!! - i cant create new folders

30 Dec 2011   #1
brickcitypimp12

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
plz i need help!!! - i cant create new folders

hi
im new to these forums and i searched but cant find exactly what i need..so here it is....

my lap top (toshiba running windows 7 32 bit) is only 1 year old and it has been acting insane as of late. i have lost all my music/pix/docs. everything.. that was mainly my fault for now backing it up but anyways.

right now it seems to be working normal except for ONE PROBLEM, i cant create new folders. i have searched and found some people with the same problem but they dont have the option there. i have the option..i click it..and it says this.......

"uan unexpected error is keeping your from creating the folder. if you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.
erroe 0x800700003: the system can not find the path specified:

im not sure if i get this everywhere. i mean its weird i can creat a new folder on the desktop but if i go in to the music folder and try then i get the above message.

i am not super computer savvy so if anyone knows what my problem is and can help me i will most likly need a very detailed fix.

thanks in advance for the help guys..this is annoying.


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30 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Here is a couple of ideas to start with:

Go to your programs menu and look for "accessories". Inside that, look for "command prompt". Right click command prompt and choose run as administrator.

In the black window that opens up type "sfc /scannow" without the quotation marks and hit the enter key.

Let it run to completion, it might take a few minutes.

If it finds any errors, it will try to fix them. If it finds any errors, enter the same command a second time or a third time, until it no longer finds more errors.

If that does not help, I'd run a checkdisk on the hard drive.

How did you happen to lose your files?? Just accidentally delete them? I'm wondering if your hard drive is OK.
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30 Dec 2011   #3
brickcitypimp12

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Here is a couple of ideas to start with:

Go to your programs menu and look for "accessories". Inside that, look for "command prompt". Right click command prompt and choose run as administrator.

In the black window that opens up type "sfc /scannow" without the quotation marks and hit the enter key.

Let it run to completion, it might take a few minutes.

If it finds any errors, it will try to fix them. If it finds any errors, enter the same command a second time or a third time, until it no longer finds more errors.

If that does not help, I'd run a checkdisk on the hard drive.

How did you happen to lose your files?? Just accidentally delete them? I'm wondering if your hard drive is OK.

thank you for your help..the scan is going right now.

um.. i lost all my files due to my pc restarting after a program download and then it wouldent fully restard.. it would stay on the windows loading screen...so the only thing i new to do was fully reboot my pc to factory settings .
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30 Dec 2011   #4
brickcitypimp12

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

i dont get it.. i ran the scan.. the first time it said it found some bad files but it fixed them..2nd time found nothing ...3rd time same thing.

yet i go to the music folder..right click..go to create a new folder...and BAM..same error message.

i guess i should try the checkdisk next? how do i go about this?
thank you
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30 Dec 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Disk Check

We could have helped you rescue your files and even repair the OS before you Factory Recovered.

Sounds like you might be struggling against a factory preinstall corrupted by bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7.

Have you considered a clean reinstall: Reinstalling Windows ?
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31 Dec 2011   #6
brickcitypimp12

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

this is really freaking insane... i just got done doing the long ass checkdisk and it did NOTHING..well im sure it must of done somthing but not to help solve my problem ... so now what?
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31 Dec 2011   #7
Qdos

 

Have you tried taking ownership of the parent folders?
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31 Dec 2011   #8
brickcitypimp12

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Have you tried taking ownership of the parent folders?


sorry i have no idea how to do that...so i will try but can you tell me how to do all that..lol
thanks
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31 Dec 2011   #9
Qdos

 

Here's the link for the tutorial...

Take Ownership Shortcut
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31 Dec 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Brickcitypimp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a test, download and merge the Folder option listed in the tutorial below to see if that may help allow you to create a New Folder afterwards. It restores the default associations for folders.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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