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Windows 7: Lost ''new folder'' option


20 Apr 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 w/SP1
 
 

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23 Apr 2013   #12

windows 77 home premium 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Is this true for all folders or specific folders? Any chance you are clicking on folder names under Favorites in Windows Explorer?
Yes, it's true for all directories, even when trying to create sub folders in a detachable device.


Thank you Brink, but your suggestion is really above my abilities. I don't want to risk losing the use of my computer so I will tackle your suggestion in the presence of my son so he can rescue me should I mess up!

I am on the road right now coming back home from Florida. We are doing some sightseeing along the way, and I have to pile on all my photos and videos under one of the existing folders on my hard drive

Here is a screen shot of what happens when I click on NEW...


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23 Apr 2013   #13

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

It's because you have the picture library assigned to the Desktop. Clicking on New... gives the options for adding items to the desktop. Your library structure is a little messed up. You need to detach all libraries from the desktop. The sample below shows a Picture Library that contains "My Pictures", the primary folder. Under that are all the sub-folders for individual subjects. When you want to add a new subject (folder), click on Add New Folder and it will create a folder in "My Pictures".


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23 Apr 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You can press "Ctrl + Shift + N" to create new folders in Windows Explorer.

There should also be a "New Folder" button on the Command bar.

Your picture shows the "New folder" button.

Is that also broken?
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23 Apr 2013   #15
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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

If you still haven't got this sorted, then you might see if downloading and merging the .reg files for the listed folder and directory options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations and registry entries may help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pantagruel View Post
.....Thank you Brink, but your suggestion is really above my abilities. I don't want to risk losing the use of my computer so I will tackle your suggestion in the presence of my son so he can rescue me should I mess up!

I am on the road right now coming back home from Florida. We are doing some sightseeing along the way, and I have to pile on all my photos and videos under one of the existing folders on my hard drive

Here is a screen shot of what happens when I click on NEW...
No worries Pantagruel. It's not hard to do if you like.

You would just click on the folder and directory links in the tutorial to download their .reg files to your desktop.

Afterwards, double click on each .reg file one at a time, and approve as per the steps in the tutorial to merge the .reg files. This will automatically restore the default registry entries for this.

Next, restart the computer to fully apply.

You should have New -> Folder back.
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23 Apr 2013   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
You need to detach all libraries from the desktop. .
Thank you for picking that up. It seems that all items are under Desktop. Even My Computer. I take it that this is not how it should be ?

How do I correct this ?

Re Lehnerus 2000 input:

1) Nothing happens when I press "Ctrl + Shift + N" ;

2) the "New folder" button does not work. Nothing happens when I click on it.

BTW, the Quote option is not visible anymore under your posts, and I am not seeing Carwiz attachment anymore (here is a screen shot). What am I doing wrong?

Will get back to you, Brink...


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23 Apr 2013   #17

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

That's a quirk with the forum when you click on Quote or post reply to post a response. Only the current message is shown. All other posts are summaries. After you post, you'll get a full screen back with all pics and quotes.
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24 Apr 2013   #18

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I'm not quite sure how you got the libraries under Desktop so we need to do some exploring. Open Windows Explorer and click on Libraries in the left pane. Right click Pictures in the right pane and select Properties. Post a screen shot of the properties. It should look something like the picture below.


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24 Apr 2013   #19

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Here is the screenshot


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24 Apr 2013   #20
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Pantagruel,

Please post the same screenshot, but for your "Documents" library instead since that was the one that showed all the other locations.

Have you already merged the .reg files from my post above to fix your New -> Folder issue, or have any other questions about them?
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