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Windows 7: W7 cannot create new Folders

01 Nov 2009   #1

W7 cannot create new Folders


I have an upgrade install on W7 onto a Vista Ultimate.

Working well until now I cannot create any new folders using any method.

Any ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86

What exactly happens? Is there any type of error message?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #3


No. The New Folder option is not available on Right Click. But it is available in the Explorer Folder top menu. I click it but no folder is created.

No error message.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Sometimes clean installing Windows is the best bet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86

At the moment, all I can recommend is doing a clean install. I'm guessing something went wrong in the upgrade. Maybe someone with more experience with your problem can help.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #6


I was able to create folders for a few days. Maybe it is a piece of software?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dean, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing step 5 in the tutorial below may be able to restore this for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #8


Did not fix the problem. I cannot create New Folders even from the tool bar in Explorer.

So Step 5 in the tutorial did not fix the problem.

But NewFolderFix.reg did.
New Folder - Vista Forums

I think it is the same reg edit but for some reason Step did not work.

When I say it did fix the problem I am not sure why it even was a problem on a 2 day old upgrade.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I just click on New Folder & it makes one

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Or right click, select "new" then "folder" usually works too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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