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Windows 7: "Item Not Found" error when creating files/folders

05 Mar 2018   #1
unubar

Windows Vista Business
 
 
"Item Not Found" error when creating files/folders

Hi,

When I try to create a file in any USB Flash drive, I get the error: "Item Not Found" : "Could not find this item" : "This item is no longer located in <drive:\>. Verify the item's location and try again."

&quot;Item Not Found&quot; error when creating files/folders-itemnotfound.png

Clicking on Try Again does not help.

I found a similar issue people are facing with deleting/renaming folders. But I can delete/rename folders. I get the above error if I try to create a file or folder. To create file, I tried right-click, New Text Document but it always brings the above error. Pasting a file also gives the same error.

It seems this all started after I tried BitLocker which is currently set to Off on all drives.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

Appreciate your help in solving this.

Thanks.




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06 Mar 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What kind of file you're tying to create?
Normally is a program that creates a file with the extension. What program you're using to create the file? Are you using the Save As under the program?
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09 Mar 2018   #3
unubar

Windows Vista Business
 
 

I tried to right-click in the folder and clicked on New -> Text Document. The error message appears without Notepad even opening up. Same error when trying New -> Folder. Copying any file from another place and pasting also gives the same error. I can rename existing files/folders. Can even delete them. But creating any file or folder with anything gives this error.
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09 Mar 2018   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Lets do some tests
1) On explorer, right click om C: drive - Properties - Tools tab - Error check - Check now. As it is in use, schedule on next start.
Reboot. Pay attention on the results, specially bad clusters or bad blocks.

2) Open a CMD window and type:
sfc / scannow

Report
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10 Mar 2018   #5
unubar

Windows Vista Business
 
 

The error does not occur on C: drive. It only occurs on USB Flash drives. The same USB drives work correctly on another PC. On this PC, using any USB drive results in the same error.
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10 Mar 2018   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Did you do the tests?
If there is a disk or corrupted system files it can make USB not work properly.
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12 Mar 2018   #7
unubar

Windows Vista Business
 
 

Ok, I did the tests. No errors.

sfc /scannow returned "Verification 100% complete. Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

Tried creating folders/files from the command line. Still the same:

&quot;Item Not Found&quot; error when creating files/folders-windows-error-cannot-create-folder-file.png


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12 Mar 2018   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open disk manager, expand all columns so we can read them and, with the snipping toll, take a snapshot. Post it here as an attachment.
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13 Mar 2018   #9
unubar

Windows Vista Business
 
 

Here it is:

&quot;Item Not Found&quot; error when creating files/folders-disk-manager-001.png


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13 Mar 2018   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

It is formatted as exFat.
Do you use on a Mac computer.
Copy the data on it and format it to default (Fat32 or NTFS).
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