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Windows 7: Create and then rename a new folder


29 Aug 2012   #11
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

When you click New Folder, just start typing the new name as the text New Folder should already be selected.


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29 Aug 2012   #12
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Weird Indeed

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Does anybody think sfc /scannow might be worth a try? Just a thought!

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
I agree with mitchell65.

Sounds like Windows Explorer (or something else) may be broken.

The "New folder" button should give you the option to name the folder when you use it.
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What happens when you left click in the main pane (right) in Windows Explorer and press "Ctrl + Shift + N"?


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30 Aug 2012   #13
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Control - Shift - N produces a new folder. But when I try to rename it, "test" in this case, I get the "item not found" window. When I press "try again," Windows accepts the name change. Same deal no matter which route I take to create a new folder.


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30 Aug 2012   #14
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

That's bizarre.
  • Just to confirm, it doesn't let you type in a name when it's created (i.e. you have to rename the folder from "New folder")?
  • I assume this happens in every location that you try to create a folder in?
  • Have you checked your PC for malware?
  • Have you tried "sfc /scannow"?
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Maybe your profile is corrupted.
  • Can you try it in another user account?
  • Can you start Windows in "Safe Mode"?
  • Does the problem still happen if you create a folder in "Safe Mode"?
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31 Aug 2012   #15
RommoR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

I think its a malware infection, sometime ago i get infected and whenever i make a new folder inside that new folder is another new folder and so on, try scanning your pc for malware
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31 Aug 2012   #16
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Control + Shift + N produces the same problem.

I tried creating a new account and then creating a new desktop folder. Same problem.

I tried creating a new folder in Safe Mode. Same problem.

SFC /scannow shows no problems.

I ran a full scan with Windows Defender Offline. No problems.

I also ran quick scans in Microsoft Security Essentials and in Malwarebytes Ant-Malware. No problems.

The problem occurs everywhere I try to create a new folder.

I wonder if this problem will go away with new Windows updates.

Bizarre, indeed...
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31 Aug 2012   #17
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Reinstall?

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01 Sep 2012   #18
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Ugh. A clean reinstall? Not now. Not in the cards for a while. It's an annoyance I'll have to live with for the time being. Thanks for the suggestions!
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01 Sep 2012   #19
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Did you try running SFC? Did you try a new account?
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01 Sep 2012   #20
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Sfc /scannow shows no problems. A new account shows the same problem. Same with trying this in other locations.
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