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    How to Fix the New Folder Context Menu Item in Vista
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    How to Fix the New Folder Context Menu Item in Vista


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    If when you right click on the desktop or in a User folder and click on New and Folder it does not work, then this will show you how to fix the Folder menu item so it will create a new folder again.
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    EXAMPLE: New Folder in the Context Menu and a New Folder
    NOTE: You see this context menu only when you right click on a empty space on the desktop and in a nonsystem folder (Ex: C:\Users) Windows Explorer window. If you right on a empty space in a system folder (Ex: C:\Program Files, C:\Windows, etc...} Windows Explorer window, you will only see Folder in the New menu.
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    EXAMPLE: New Folder in the Organize Toolbar Button
    NOTE: This is the Organize toolbar button in Windows Explorer.
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    EXAMPLE: New Folder in the File Menu
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    Here's How:
    1. Click on the download button below to download the NewFolderFix.reg file.
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    2. Right click on the downloaded NewFolderFix.reg file and click on Merge to add it to your registry.

    3. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning prompt.

    4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    5. Click on Yes in the confirmation prompt.

    6. Click on OK in the success prompt.

    7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the fix.

    8. When done, you can delete the NewFolderFix.reg on the desktop if you would like to.
    NOTE: If the problem still persists, then do a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: New Folder

    That Did it!!!
    Thank you so much!

    - Kris

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    Re: New Folder

    Hi Kris,

    Glad to hear it's working for you now.

    What was causing the initial problem you were having on the other posts with this message:
    "Cannot import.....
    The Specified file is not a registry script.
    You can only import binary files from the within the registry editor" ?

    Shawn

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    Re: New Folder

    I cannot thank you enough for this help! We bought Windows VISTA (couldn't find an alternative -UGH!) three months ago, and within TWO DAYS, my "New Folder" option had disappeared!

    This is a great program, and it works! But, quick question -do I have to remove it from my desktop? I'd rather burn it to CD, or leave it on desktop -if my VISTA decides to erase my "New Folders" file again!

    Thanks for your response ... and again, for a great tool!

    Pixie

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    Re: New Folder

    Your welcome Pixie,

    Welcome to the forum.

    You do not have to remove it if you do not want to. I just added the remove part as a reminder so it would not clutter up folk's desktops. You can do with it what you like.

    Shawn

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    Re: New Folder

    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement." ---Barry LePalmer

    Shawn,

    Thanks again! Glad to be here!

    I will be telling others of this site! Glad I kept searching! Perseverance paid off this time! (Hate to say it, but my sister and I are not impressed with VISTA!)

    Glad you were on top of this!

    Pixie

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    Re: New Folder

    Pixie,

    That saying sure is true. (LOL)

    If you have any other problems with Vista, be sure to post it the forum and we'll see what we can do to help.

    Hope your experience with Vista gets better,
    Shawn

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    Re: New Folder

    I get the same error. And the fix isn't working for me... anything else I can try? I get the error "File or Folder does not exist" when trying to rename a folder. I'm using Vista 32 bit Ultimate, and this is a fresh installation which is what I don't understand. I tried to the reg patch and still nothing...

    Please help!

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    Re: New Folder

    Hi Rounder,

    Welcome to the forum.

    What is the name and location of the file that you are trying to rename? If it is a junction point system file, you will not be able to rename it. (EX: The hidden system file My Documents) These are not really real files, but more of a relay point to the actual file. You can read more on junction points here:

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa819663.aspx

    Shawn

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    Re: New Folder

    Thanks for the reply mate!

    I found the answer to this problem. I have posted the file here: Unable to rename folder - joejoe.org Community

    I couldn't rename folders anywhere, it wasn't just system folders.

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