Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: can only make new folders in C: drive?

30 Jan 2011   #1
RoronoaDSanji

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
can only make new folders in C: drive?

solved====================

hi, i just reinstalled windows7 and right now, i can only make new folders in C drive, not txt, office document or any other files i can make if i go to other partition and right click-> new.
i dont remember changing any new settings or anything though, i used to be able to do this before i reinstall


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jan 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello RoronoaDSanji,

This is part of a security feature in Windows 7 to prevent items from being saved directly to the system drive ( C: drive). That is why you are able to see the other New items in other nonsystem drive letters.

As a workaround, you are able to copy/move anything from within your user folders, or saved to your user folders first, to the system drive. For example, you could save (from download) or create a new txt file on your desktop, then be able to move it to the C: drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #3
RoronoaDSanji

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

hi brink, although this method does work, but it is very annoying to do so much extra step

the problem is that i could do it before the first and second time i install windows 7, but not this time. by security feature, did you mean uac? because i always had it disable the first 2 time i use win7, this time i try disabling it, but still not help.

===============================
nvm, forgot to restart computer, lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jan 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, no problem. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 can only make new folders in C: drive?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Trouble moving system folders to 2nd drive... corruption of folders
Hi folks, this is my first time posting here. This looks like the right place for a post like this. I'm pretty knowledgeable. I've been building my own PCs for 20+ years. I've been out of practice for a while, but I did a ton of research when I decided to build two PCs recently. Even back in...
Installation & Setup
Can't make new folders.
When I try to make a new folder anywhere, the option is gone. On the desktop, in my documents, or my pictures, I no longer have "new folder". All the other choices are there including briefcase and compressed zip folder, but I can no longer make a plain new folder anywhere. I tried to restore to an...
General Discussion
how to make icons visible in folders
Hi My problem is that on my new computer I can not see the images of the pictures or anything else in general that I have in my folders even though I change the settings to show icons.
General Discussion
Offline folders to multiple network mapping drive folders
Hi, Newbe with a question. I am assuming it is possible to enable offline files of multiple network folders but I can't get it to work. Situation: Running Win7 ultimate 32bit on a domain. Server with 2 folder shares: Share1: test1
Network & Sharing
How to mount folders on external drive to user folders.
Hi, I have installed Windows 7 because I need it for my Degree course and my son's iPod touch. I have only given it 30 gigs of space. I realize I'm going to need more. I have an external drive that I have formatted ntfs. I have seen a tutorial here ...
General Discussion
3 'Download' folders - how reduce, how make sure one want
Hi, I have 3 'Download' folders (folder icon with down blue arrow): 1) my documents library\'Downloads' 2) users\'Downloads' 3) users\Avery\'Downloads' This seems a little ridiculous, but perhaps there is some rhyme/reason. I would prefer without knowing more info to only have one. More...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App