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Windows 7: Explorer error - Could not find this item.

10 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Thanks for the solution. I think this problem started recently due to a MS patch

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2011   #12


LOL this is why i never update windows.

In my opinion updates causing more problems then they solves.
I dont understand why updates not include fixes provided on this forum in form of a registry file.

Same for UBUNTU. Every time i run an update, computer wont work no more. Or if it will, it will act strange.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Hmmm, I tried this fix but it didn't work, any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

Did anyone else that had this problem disable Libraries? That registry fix fixed it for me. My problem happened when creating a "New Folder" and renaming it (never tried with zip files).

The strange thing was that this is a pretty new install on my work computer and I've been using 7 at home on two different computers since the beta first came out and never had this problem until now.

So I diffed the registry fix with my branch of HKLM/Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions and the only things different were that the entries pertaining to Libraries were gone. This is because I had run a script recently that disabled Libraries (by removing their registry entries).

So now I'm thinking it might be a combination of having Libraries disabled and the KB2286198 hotfix together that caused it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This fix worked for me too....and I also disabled libraries but I can't rememeber if it was happening before that though I don't think it was. I do remember that it didn't happen on 32 bit when it was installed but I used a different process to hide the libraries when that was installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2012   #16

Windows 7 64
Solved, favorites, regedit

Sorry for the late reaction. I did have the same problem. Windows 7 and 64. No fix did work for me. After renaming a file, the file name was changed to the original name. Error message when opening as mentioned in this post. I discovered this problem was only related to one directory and all sub-dirs. The folder was also in my favorites. To be honest yesterday I did restore the default location. I restored an old backup of the registry, I believe this one was before the change of the default location. After that I removed the entry from Favorites and checked. The problem was gone.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

I am not sure, but maybe some-one may use this to solve their problem.

Regards Kee
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2013   #17


Here it is, Sep 22, 2013 and this error just started happening to me recently. I applied the suggested fix and it worked for me. I cannot believe Microsoft has not fixed this yet! What are the paying attention to? Must be other, more significant issues.
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