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Windows 7: I can't create a new folder anymore


21 Apr 2013   #1

Windows Professional x64
 
 
I can't create a new folder anymore

First off, I am the administrator and have my settings on full control. I am running Windows 7 Pro x64.

Ok so I don't know what disabled me from creating new folders, but there has to be a way to change it back. Whenever I right click, instead of there being the "folder" option under the "new" tab, it just shows "shortcut" in place of where the folder would be. I also opened up the "Documents" folder and tried creating a new folder by clicking on the "New Folder" tab inside the "Documents" folder. Neither of those options worked. I don't know if something got disabled or deleted, but I can't create new folders at all. I can still download and install whatever I want. It's just that I can't create a new folder at all.

Hopefully you guys will know =) thanks.

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21 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Downloading and merging the .reg files for the listed directory and folder options in the tutorial below should be able to fix this for you. It will restore their default associations and registry entries.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Apr 2013   #3

Windows Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Shawn that did the trick, it works when I click on the "New Folder" tab inside a folder and when I right click the "Folder" option under "New" is there and works as well. =)
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21 Apr 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Mike. I'm glad it was able to help.
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10 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I have been dealing with this issue for over a moth. I did everything i could do to fix it. When I was just about to call it quits I came across your suggestion. I was afraid to try it because I thought it might be a virus. to my surprise it worked!!!! Thank you sooooo much for the advice!!!!
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10 Jun 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome MzFonJon, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm happy to hear it was able to help.
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21 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can't create new folders

Sorry, I am not as tech savvy as others here.....do I have to click each file extension separately in the blue box to restore the default association, or is there a way to do a collective restore....can't make any folders, so I would imagine it applies to all. Please help. Thanks!
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21 Nov 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kittykat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Nope. You would only need to download and merge the .reg files for the listed directory and folder options in the tutorial above instead.
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