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Windows 7: Can't make new folders.

06 Jan 2014   #1
vettepilot65

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Can't make new folders.

When I try to make a new folder anywhere, the option is gone. On the desktop, in my documents, or my pictures, I no longer have "new folder". All the other choices are there including briefcase and compressed zip folder, but I can no longer make a plain new folder anywhere. I tried to restore to an earlied date and found some advice on the net regarding the registry, but the line in the registry looks correct. Are there any fixes for this, or am I going to have to reinstall Windows 7?


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06 Jan 2014   #2
unlockAVSO

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The issue should be caused by damaged or incorrect registry key entry. Please check the following registry value:

1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New\

3. Please check if the value for (Default) is: {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

If the issue persists after changing the registry key value, please continue to try the following suggestions:

1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder

3. Right click on the Folder key on the left pane, and then select "Export" to backup this registry key.
4. Go to my Skydrive and download folderfix.zip file.
5. Save the folderfix.zip file on to your Desktop.
6. Right click and extract the folderfix.reg file.
7. Right click on the folderfix.reg file and then click Merge.
8. Click Yes to confirm the modification.

Hope this helps.
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06 Jan 2014   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vettepilot65 View Post
When I try to make a new folder anywhere, the option is gone. On the desktop, in my documents, or my pictures, I no longer have "new folder". All the other choices are there including briefcase and compressed zip folder, but I can no longer make a plain new folder anywhere. I tried to restore to an earlied date and found some advice on the net regarding the registry, but the line in the registry looks correct. Are there any fixes for this, or am I going to have to reinstall Windows 7?
Welcome to the forum,

See if number 5 of this tutorial restores that option for you,

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
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06 Jan 2014   #4
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote:
4. Go to my Skydrive and download folderfix.zip file.
?? Is this meant to be a link??
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06 Jan 2014   #5
vettepilot65

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I will give these a try when I get home.
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