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Windows 7: Creating folder in W7 says cannot find item and works on retry.

16 Apr 2015   #1
HHawk

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64
 
 
Creating folder in W7 says cannot find item and works on retry.

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section, but really don't know where else to place it.

For some weeks (probably even longer) I am experiencing a really annoying issue. Whenever I create a new folder on one of my HDD's, SSD or partition it says "Cannot find item. This is no longer located in ... Verify the item's location and try again."

When I click retry it always works. At first I thought it was just one of my harddisks who was getting old, however it also happens on any partition on the SSD.

This only happens when I create folders. It doesn't happen when I create a new file (for example .txt document). At first I wasn't really annoyed, however I am now copying stuff from on partition to another and, well you can guess it, it complains about it on every folder it creates (for copying the files).

I have no clue what's wrong here. I doubt it's a hardware error. The Windows logfiles don't mention this. And, as I said above, there are no issues when I click retry. So in short; it asks every time to try again when I create a (new) folder.

I have experienced tons of weird stuff in my 28 year Windows experience, however this one is one of the strangest I have encountered. :|

Any ideas or solutions on how to fix this, other than reinstalling. Like I said before; it's nothing serious, but just something annoying.

Using Windows 7 with all latest mumbo jumbo and I always keep my computer clean by running defrags (only on HDD's), running CCleaner, run once a month Combofix and Anti-Malware weekly. Also running the latest drivers for everything or where possible. UAC is completely disabled (hate it) and running free Bitdefender (but this isn't the problem).

I will reinstall Windows, when Windows 10 comes out of testing, however that will take a "few" weeks.

If I forgot to mention something, please ask. I really want to solve this annoying issue.


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17 Apr 2015   #2
HHawk

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64
 
 

Nobody has an idea on how to solve this issue?
FYI: I didn't have this before. Maybe it's a Windows update in the past 1 or 2 months?

Nevermind. I think I fixed it by applying the "fix" mentioned here: Renaming any folder produces "Could not find this item". - Microsoft Community

Maybe someone else might be interested in this as well. I have uploaded the fix for Windows 7 (x64 version only!) as an attachement. It fixes or makes the necessary changes in the registry.

I will reboot now and see if it indeeds keeps working, if so I won't be reporting back.


Attached Files
File Type: reg FolderDescriptions.reg (233.6 KB, 35 views)
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14 Sep 2015   #3
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am having the same problem. Anybody? it's been roughly since the same time as the OP onward until now and counting. Creating, moving, renaming folders all affected.
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14 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The links are still active. Does it not fix your problem? Did you merge the correct bit fix?
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14 Sep 2015   #5
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The fix did not work for me. Still doing it
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14 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have used the correct bit fix and restarted (still open regedit and check the keys manually) then I can only think of:
- a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
- disable Explorer hooks - get CCleaner - tools - startup - context menu - save to txt file or screenshot - disable the entries
- scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free just in case
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15 Sep 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

GokAy could having Indexing turn off cause this Retry problem?
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15 Sep 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have Indexing turned off for my desktop and one of my friends PCs. No such issues. But of course that doesn't mean much
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18 Sep 2015   #9
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried all that but still doing the "could not find item" problem. They keys are there when I manually checked and I used the .reg file multiple times and restarted each but it still happens
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18 Sep 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that does not help, consider a Repair Install - Repair Install
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