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Windows 7: I've lost the ability to create folders in Windows 7

21 May 2013   #1
danasanderson

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 
I've lost the ability to create folders in Windows 7

I can't create folders any longer, anywhere -- including on facebook, desktop, within existing folders. My only option is to create compressed folders. I have a Samsung laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium.


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21 May 2013   #2
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Then someone has compress the drive. I don't see what facebook has to do with creating folders on a local system. Facebook is a internet website.
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21 May 2013   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you find your drive is compressed then this might be helpful:
i accidentally compressed my hard drive how do i fix this for windows - Microsoft Community
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21 May 2013   #4
danasanderson

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Mitchell, I don't believe my drive is compressed. I followed the link you provided, and there is no indication that the drive is compressed. Edwar, my point was that I cannot create a folder anywhere. I mentioned Facebook just as an example, and I do know what Facebook is.

Thank you for your replies, I'm afraid I'll just have to muddle on.
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21 May 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay Try Option 2 of this:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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21 May 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dana, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, downloading and merging the .reg files for the listed folder and directory options in the tutorial below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for these items.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 May 2013   #7
danasanderson

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you all so much! The scan indicated no errors, and Shawn's advice to download and merge the .reg files worked and restored my folder options. Very happy.
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22 May 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Dana. I'm glad we were able to help.
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