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Unable to create new folder

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    weary Guest

    Unable to create new folder

    Can anybody help me?

    I am unable to create new folders in Explorer. Windows Vista "hangs" when I
    create a new folder. It just took me about 1/2 hour to create 10 folders!

    This is the message I always receive(after hitting CNTL+DELETE+ALT and "END
    TASK" for the folder(each folder):
    Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
    Application Name: explorer.exe

    I have searched everywhere, and I can find no fix. I deleted Adobe REader,
    but that did not help.

    - getting ready to beg



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    Re: Unable to create new folder

    Quote Originally Posted by weary View Post
    Can anybody help me?

    I am unable to create new folders in Explorer. Windows Vista "hangs" when I
    create a new folder. It just took me about 1/2 hour to create 10 folders!

    This is the message I always receive(after hitting CNTL+DELETE+ALT and "END
    TASK" for the folder(each folder):
    Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
    Application Name: explorer.exe

    I have searched everywhere, and I can find no fix. I deleted Adobe REader,
    but that did not help.

    - getting ready to beg
    Hi Weary,

    Try using this tutorial to see if it will resolve your problem.

    New Folder

    Shawn

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    weary Guest

    Re: Unable to create new folder

    Brink,
    Thanks - but this issue is not caused by lack of knowledge from the user
    (me) needing a "tutorial". I am a Software Engineer!

    There are software design flaws within Vista that I can not possibly fix!
    Microsoft sold this crap, and now we are all just victims.

    FOr past two months - I have been unable to create new folders. I have
    tried every possible fix I can think of.

    Notice how that Microsoft provides no help. This is my second post about
    this issue, and I have not even one suggested "fix". I would re-format the
    hard drive and install Windows XP, but I have data here that belongs to a
    client - and I am still hoping that Microsoft will provide some assistance.

    very weary


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    Re: Unable to create new folder

    Quote Originally Posted by weary View Post
    Brink,
    Thanks - but this issue is not caused by lack of knowledge from the user
    (me) needing a "tutorial". I am a Software Engineer!

    There are software design flaws within Vista that I can not possibly fix!
    Microsoft sold this crap, and now we are all just victims.

    FOr past two months - I have been unable to create new folders. I have
    tried every possible fix I can think of.

    Notice how that Microsoft provides no help. This is my second post about
    this issue, and I have not even one suggested "fix". I would re-format the
    hard drive and install Windows XP, but I have data here that belongs to a
    client - and I am still hoping that Microsoft will provide some assistance.

    very weary
    Ok Very Weary,

    The tutorial contained a .reg file download that is the usual solution for this type of problem with the New Folder. Did you give it a try?

    If it did not help you, then you might consider doing a Repair install. This will allow you to repair your Vista installation without loosing your files, settings, and programs. Just to be safe, I would backup anything you do not want to lose in case something goes wrong during installation. You can see details on this here:

    Repair Install For Vista

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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  6. #5


    R. C. White Guest

    Re: Unable to create new folder

    Hi, Weary.

    As a software engineer, you understand that we need to know, step by step,
    exactly HOW you are trying to create the new folder. Are you right-clicking
    in Windows Explorer? Or are you clicking File | New? In either case, do
    you see the Context Menu with Folder as the first item? Or are you using
    "md NewFolder" in a Command Prompt window? Or ... ?

    WHERE are you trying to create the new folder? Vista is very reluctant to
    let just anybody create new folders in Program Files or in some other
    special folders.

    Please tell us your Vista version in your next post, including whether
    32-bit or 64-bit. A brief description of your computer hardware might be
    helpful, too. Are you the Administrator? And logged on as such?

    We want to help you figure out why it doesn't work for you, although it
    works for me - and nearly everybody else. What is different about your
    hardware or your method of creating folders?

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
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    (Running Windows Live Mail beta 2 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 beta v.275)

    "weary" <weary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BC7DC739-6F24-44BF-AFD7-D5A47D0F91D4@xxxxxx

    > Can anybody help me?
    >
    > I am unable to create new folders in Explorer. Windows Vista "hangs" when
    > I
    > create a new folder. It just took me about 1/2 hour to create 10 folders!
    >
    > This is the message I always receive(after hitting CNTL+DELETE+ALT and
    > "END
    > TASK" for the folder(each folder):
    > Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
    > Application Name: explorer.exe
    >
    > I have searched everywhere, and I can find no fix. I deleted Adobe
    > REader,
    > but that did not help.
    >
    > - getting ready to beg

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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