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Windows 7: Unable to create new folders in Windows Explorer or desktop


16 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Unable to create new folders in Windows Explorer or desktop

I've been putting this off for the past few days, but I can't make new folders in Windows Explorer. When I right click, where there used to be an option for a new folder, there is now an option to make a shortcut. It's not that my computer is completely incapable of making new folders, I can do that if I use Pinnacle Studio 14 as a workaround when I do video related work, but that is annoying to use, and I'd like the convenient method back.

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16 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BlueDemonofFire, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed folder option in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you. It will restore the default associations and "New Folder" option for folders.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi blue

See if the link below will help you

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Do number 5. To Remove or Restore "Folder"
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17 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks Brink

It's working again. Certainly saves me time when I'm trying to organize projects..it's funny how the simple little functions can prove to be some of the most important.
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17 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Alternatives

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.

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17 Apr 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueDemonofFire View Post
It's working again. Certainly saves me time when I'm trying to organize projects..it's funny how the simple little functions can prove to be some of the most important.
You're most welcome. Glad to hear it's working again for you.
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23 Oct 2013   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

the folder .reg file worked perfectly. Like bluedemonoffire i kept putting off looking for a solution
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