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Can't Right Click to Create New Items on Some Drives?

  1. #1


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    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Can't Right Click to Create New Items on Some Drives?


    I find the right click menu behavior to create new items differs depending on the hard drive in use. For example, in the enclosed screen shots, I have a full range of options for Drive D but can only create a new folder on Drive E even when using an Admin account.

    How do I reset the default new item behavior for all drives? I suspect this is something to do with drive access privileges but I don't know what the default setting is if this is the problem.
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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I found I could restore the right click menu behavior by giving Authenticated Users full access to the root level of the drive on the Security Tab. I've no idea whether this is the correct solution but it works.

    What is the Windows 8 default setting for access to the root level of drives (excluding the C drive which s a special case)?
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Can't Right Click to Create New Items on Some Drives?
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