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Windows 7: New Folder problem

18 May 2014   #1
Gmansr

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
New Folder problem

Running W7 professional, and am unable to create a new folder. I have gotten around the issue by coping an existing folder and renaming it. Is there a known fix to this issue.


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18 May 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It is not a known issue. If you are unable to create a folder something is wrong.

Where are you trying to create the folder?

We need a lot more details in order to help.
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18 May 2014   #3
Gmansr

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If I click on "new folder" on any directory nothing happens. Please let me know what additional info could help.
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18 May 2014   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What happens when you right click on a blank area and click new-folder?

Is windows a legit purchased version?


Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
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18 May 2014   #5
Gmansr

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

When I right click on blank screen I get a choice of a number of other options...create a new folder is not one of them. The W7 came installed on the new computer purchased from ebay and with a Dell Warranty, which has since expired. But I did have a KB failure and was in contact with Dell so the OS is legit. This was approx 2 years ago, new folder option worked at that time, something changed over time.
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18 May 2014   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Welcome to the forum,

You can see if merging the .reg file for folder in this tutorial helps.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Or number 5 in this tutorial,

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
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18 May 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
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18 May 2014   #8
Gmansr

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Just run the sfc scannow test....results were no integrity violations.
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18 May 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you try post 6 with derekimo recommendations?
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18 May 2014   #10
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Have a read here and read Linda Yan's reply. Cannot create new folder in Windows 7 Seems to have a fix for this same or similar problem.
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