New Folder

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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.
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
NOTE:
This in the Windows Explorer Menu bar. It is not availale in the Computer window though.

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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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Yep I know but after it didnt fix the problem I wanted to see what was being put into the registry and if you click edit you can see that. Nothing was there.
Strange, I'm not sure why it isn't showing anything for you. It does for me when I click on Edit. Rename the file and change the file extension from .reg to .txt. You should be able to open it in Notepad like any other text file.
 
God Bless You!!! Finally I've discovered the solution! One year nobody could fix my poor laptop and you did it!!! Thank you so much

Regards,
Tony
 
Hey, actually I just discovered that I still have the problem, I can rename only the shortcut folders, but not the new ones... Any other ideas? Thanks, Tony
 
Hi again

unfortunately it didn't help as well
I recently found new problems - concerning the touch pad - my scroll function doesn't work, and some other problems... I took my notebook to a person who understands pretty much than I do, and he advised me to reinstall my operational system - the notebook is two years old and I never used the recovery disc and no re installation for these two years... Do you think that the problems could be caused by some piled problems during these two years?

Thank you very much for paying attention to my problems :)
Tony

 
Tony,

First, I would recommend backing up anything that you do not want to lose to be safe.

Well, before doing a factory restore, see if doing a System Restore using a restore point dated before these problems may be able to fix them for you. If not, then create a new administrator account to see how everything works while logged on to it instead.
 
Ok, so do I have to remove everything from my notebook - I mean that I have heard that if you re install your pc only the things in C (if you keep things there) will be lost... I was thinking exactly this, but as far as I understand even though I have to make back up... And about system restore - I did it and it didn't even perform correctly - the system restore couldn't finish successfully ... I think it is time for re installation, I made the restore point (whatever it means... ) Keep your fingers crossed for my poor computer to survive :) :)

Tony

Tony,

First, I would recommend backing up anything that you do not want to lose to be safe.

Well, before doing a factory restore, see if doing a System Restore using a restore point dated before these problems may be able to fix them for you. If not, then create a new administrator account to see how everything works while logged on to it instead.
 
Thanks for that tutorial, Brink. It worked for me on Vista Home Premium x32bit and brought back my 'New Folder' right-click option. :D

Mind you, I'm puzzled how I lost it in the first place, as I have never touched my Registry.:mad:
 
You're most welcome Seannachie, and welcome to Vista Forums. :)

I'm not sure. If you installed any all-in-one type tweak programs, or made any changes right before, it would be something to look at as a possible cause.
 
Lost the option to create a new folder for weeks, all the other places i came across wanted me to change the registry & since i'm no professional, i was leery of it & figured i would have to live with it, until today, i came across this download & after about 30 sec of figuring if it was safe (scanned for malware & viruses), woohoo, hey, i can create folders again. Thank you so much for helping someone who couldn't afford to take a computer in to fix it by offering a free service. Many kudos to you!!!
 
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