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Unable to Create a New Folder in Windows 7

Scenario

When clicking New Folder icon, nothing happens. Right Clicking within the folder and click New does not show up any options

Below Steps Can help you resolve it

It could ideally be a permissions issue causing this problem

  • From command prompt try running below command
    icacls C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop /grant USERNAME:f /t

If above does not fetch you the solution; you may try running a registry command

  1. Click Start, type Notepad in the Search bar and pres ENTER.
  2. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the open Notepad window.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}]

@=”CLSID_ExecuteFolder”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}\InProcServer32]

@=”ExplorerFrame.dll”

“ThreadingModel”=”Apartment”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New]

@=”{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder]

@=”Folder”

“EditFlags”=hex:d2,03,00,00

“FullDetails”=”prop:System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemNameDisplay;System.ItemType;System.Size”

“ThumbnailCutoff”=dword:00000000

“TileInfo”=”prop:System.Title;System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemType”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\

65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]

“MultiSelectModel”=”Document”

“BrowserFlags”=dword:00000022

“ExplorerFlags”=dword:00000021

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\

00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,\

2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

“DelegateExecute”=”{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]

“MultiSelectModel”=”Document”

“BrowserFlags”=dword:00000010

“ExplorerFlags”=dword:00000012

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\

00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,\

00,00

“DelegateExecute”=”{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627}]

@=”PDF Column Info”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\BriefcaseMenu]

@=”{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]

@=”{474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\{BD472F60-27FA-11cf-B8B4-444553540000}]

@=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\BriefcasePage]

@=”{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Offline Files]

@=”{7EFA68C6-086B-43e1-A2D2-55A113531240}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]

“Directory”=””

“IconPath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\

74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\

00,00

“ItemName”=”@shell32.dll,-30396”

“MenuText”=”@shell32.dll,-30317”

“NonLFNFileSpec”=”@shell32.dll,-30319”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]

“AllDrives”=””

“IsFolder”=””

“NoExtension”=””

3. Save the file as ‘Filename’.reg onto your desktop.

5. Double Click this newly created reg file. A dialog box will pop-up saying “Are you sure you want to add the information in fix.reg to the registry?”. Click Yes to confirm.

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About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on October 31, 2013, in Windows, Windows 7 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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