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Windows 7: Cannot create new folder

09 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot create new folder

Recently I've found that when i right click, I cant create a new folder (or a new anything). I checked my permissions and I'm set as admin, and tried suggested registry fixes which havent worked.

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09 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tooney View Post
Recently I've found that when i right click, I cant create a new folder (or a new anything). I checked my permissions and I'm set as admin, and tried suggested registry fixes which havent worked.

screenshot attached

Its not that you cant create it, its that the context menu items are missing. I seem to recall a fix on a thread here at SF. Try searching for it.

Ken
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09 May 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tooney View Post
Recently I've found that when i right click, I cant create a new folder (or a new anything). I checked my permissions and I'm set as admin, and tried suggested registry fixes which havent worked.

screenshot attached
hi tooney , run the system file checker [sfc /scannow, note the space] to eliminate corrupt system files
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09 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tooney,

Did you already try the solutions in this tutorial below?

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Have you recently tried or changed the shortcut arrow icon overly?
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13 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

heys guys sorry for the late reply here been a while since I've had time to get on

thanks for the suggestions, tried them all and none of them worked. Still have the same problem but nothing else seems to have been affected so far
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13 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem Tooney.

As a test, create a new administrator account to see if it works properly in it.

If not and you have a retail Windows 7 copy, then you could do a repair install to fix this.
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27 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hello Tooney,
This is what happened to me...Bought a new Lenovo Laptop with Windows 7 Home installed from Best Buy five days ago. While trying to install my data files from my previous PC's Hard Drive I discovered I did not have the option to create a new Folder, SubFolder, etc. The only option available was to create a Briefcase or the "new" window was "empty". The "New Folder" button on top of my Windows Explorer window did not work at all. I contacted Microsoft and was told it was a Lenovo/IBM problem since they get their fingers in the Operating Systems pie and make "some necessary changes". I contacted Lenovo/Support and one of their reps was able to take over my Laptop & update/change my registry. I can now create new Folders, SubFolders, etc. I hope this helps you. JerryB
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