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No "New Folder" option?

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    njem Guest

    No "New Folder" option?

    In places where I would normally right-click, go to New.., and select
    New Folder, there is no such option. The list has new text file and
    briefcase and various other things but no New Folder. E.g., in
    Explorer or wherever look at the files in C:, right click in the empty
    space, and go to New... Is this a bug in my system? An "improvement"?
    How are you suppose to make a new folder?

    Thanks,
    Tom


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    DP Guest

    Re: No "New Folder" option?



    Works for me.

    "njem" <njemtcan-njem@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1181415788.708481.125790@q19g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    > In places where I would normally right-click, go to New.., and select
    > New Folder, there is no such option. The list has new text file and
    > briefcase and various other things but no New Folder. E.g., in
    > Explorer or wherever look at the files in C:, right click in the empty
    > space, and go to New... Is this a bug in my system? An "improvement"?
    > How are you suppose to make a new folder?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Tom
    >



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    Re: No "New Folder" option?

    Hi Tom,

    Go to this link and try the sfc /SCANNOW option. Maybe this will help correct the problem for you.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...les.html?ltr=S

    Shawn

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    Re: No "New Folder" option?

    On Jun 9, 7:39 pm, brink <brink.2rx...@no-mx.forums.net> wrote:
    > Hi Tom,
    >
    > Go to this link and try the sfc /SCANNOW option. Maybe this will help
    > correct the problem for you.
    >
    > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...les.html?ltr=S
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that don't ask them.*
    > '_www.Vistax64.com_'(http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
    > Please post feedback to help others.


    Thanks for the tip, but it didn't find any errors. Are there any
    registry checkers for Vista? I wouldn't want one to do a "clean" but
    it might point me to some error I can investigate myself. If I go into
    an old app like word 2000 and get a "save as" box and browse I get an
    icon for a new folder and it works. If I do the same in something new,
    like the notepad in Vista, there's a button and I can click it but it
    doesn't make a new folder. Something fundamental is broken in my Vista
    or registry or something.

    Tom


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    Re: No "New Folder" option?

    Quote Originally Posted by njem View Post
    Thanks for the tip, but it didn't find any errors. Are there any
    registry checkers for Vista? I wouldn't want one to do a "clean" but
    it might point me to some error I can investigate myself. If I go into
    an old app like word 2000 and get a "save as" box and browse I get an
    icon for a new folder and it works. If I do the same in something new,
    like the notepad in Vista, there's a button and I can click it but it
    doesn't make a new folder. Something fundamental is broken in my Vista
    or registry or something.

    Tom
    Tom,

    I always liked Wise Registry cleaner. It's free and pretty good. Here's the download link:

    WiseCleaner Download

    If you find it, post back and let the rest of us know where to look. Just in case.

    Hope you find it,
    Shawn

    P.S.
    Tom if all else fails, you might try setting up another Administrators account and see if it'll work in that one. If so, just transfer all of your personal files into it.

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    njem Guest

    Re: No "New Folder" option?

    On Jun 10, 2:22 pm, brink <brink.2rz...@no-mx.forums.net> wrote:
    > njem;340595 Wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Thanks for the tip, but it didn't find any errors. Are there any
    > > registry checkers for Vista? I wouldn't want one to do a "clean" but
    > > it might point me to some error I can investigate myself. If I go into
    > > an old app like word 2000 and get a "save as" box and browse I get an
    > > icon for a new folder and it works. If I do the same in something new,
    > > like the notepad in Vista, there's a button and I can click it but it
    > > doesn't make a new folder. Something fundamental is broken in my Vista
    > > or registry or something.

    >
    > > Tom

    >
    > Tom,
    >
    > I always liked Wise Registry cleaner. It's free and pretty good.
    > Here's the download link:
    >
    > 'WiseCleaner Download' (http://www.wisecleaner.com/download.html)
    >
    > If you find it, post back and let the rest of us know where to look.
    > Just in case.
    >
    > Hope you find it,
    > Shawn
    >
    > P.S.
    > Tom if all else fails, you might try setting up another Administrators
    > account and see if it'll work in that one. If so, just transfer all of
    > your personal files into it.
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that don't ask them.*
    > '_www.Vistax64.com_'(http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
    > Please post feedback to help others.


    Thanks for the link. It was there and lists itself as good for Vista.
    Ran it. Nothing jumps out at me as related. Hesitant to tell it to
    "fix" everything it wants to. I tried another Admin account but it has
    the same problem. Oh goody, I get to be the one to figure out a new
    problem. I'll post if I find a solution (short of the mantra of retry,
    reboot, re-install...).

    Tom


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    Re: No "New Folder" option?

    Quote Originally Posted by njem View Post
    Thanks for the link. It was there and lists itself as good for Vista.
    Ran it. Nothing jumps out at me as related. Hesitant to tell it to
    "fix" everything it wants to. I tried another Admin account but it has
    the same problem. Oh goody, I get to be the one to figure out a new
    problem. I'll post if I find a solution (short of the mantra of retry,
    reboot, re-install...).

    Tom
    Tom,

    I've never had any problems with letting Wise fix everything. Just read through the results to make sure there's nothing in there you want fixed to be extra safe. You might use Event Viewer to help locate the problem with the New Folders. Administrator tools or:
    1. Open Start Menu
    2. In white line (Start Search) area, type eventvwr and press Enter.

    Read through the logs for any clues around the date it started acting that way.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: No "New Folder" option?

    I got an MS tech to Remote Assist and he eventually fixed it though it
    had him stumped to start with. INterestingly he went to
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/ to find an answer.
    There's a registry fix there for New Folder and that worked. In my
    search for such links WinHelpOnline never came up. How my system got
    the problem in the first place I don't know. Thanks for all responses.

    TOm


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    Re: No "New Folder" option?

    Tom,

    Glad to hear it's working now. Thank you for the feedback. I'll update my tip section for that.

    Regards,
    Shawn

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