• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Solved Cannot create New Folder using File Explorer


sajara

New Member
Posts
21
#1
Since 2 days ago I've noticed that I cannot create a new folder with File Explorer by any way possible. Using the taskbar or the SHIFT + Ctrl + N. Even when saving projects with Save File as... and trying to use the "New Folder" text string button does not create any folder. Using CMD prompt or powershell all works well as with Total Commander which i only installed to see if it could create folders and it does. Other programs that auto create folders also works well (i.e. Foobar when transcoding to new unavailable folder). My Windows 8 Pro is original, it's a 4 month old install, I've not made any customizations, no registry hacks, Windows is bare apart from Classic Shell which i only use now as a custom button to go to start screen with the mouse. I also made a custom High Contrast Theme that i use at night or when eyes are a bit tired. It's 2 months old so it's there long before the problem.I've not installed any new programs in the last week apart from some updates from FileZilla, Foxit pdf and Notepad++.Last system update is COPICOM from 13 July.I followed this guide which as not resolved the problem: I cannot find a way to create a new folder in Windows 8. - Microsoft Community Any pointer would be kindly appreciated. Thank you.EDIT: Btw sorry for the unformated text but i could not format it in any way possible everytime i did Preview Changes it changed like you see it- Before submitting was properly formatted.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo ideapad Y560p
    CPU
    i7-2630QM
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 6570M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2x1TB, 6TB External
    PSU
    120W 19.5V brick
    Case
    Standard plastic with an ideapad logo
    Cooling
    A nice fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Mitsai
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast 8
Posts
1,093
#2
In an effort to avoid multiple "I tried that already" responses, let's do a simple test and tell us what you get. A screenshot would also be appreciated. In my example, I simply right-click inside of explorer and select new. Tell us what happens when you try the same thing.

Screenshot (14).png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

sajara

New Member
Posts
21
#3
Thank you for your quick answer and i completely forgot to say that it does not work either. Attached pic.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo ideapad Y560p
    CPU
    i7-2630QM
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 6570M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2x1TB, 6TB External
    PSU
    120W 19.5V brick
    Case
    Standard plastic with an ideapad logo
    Cooling
    A nice fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Mitsai
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast 8

sajara

New Member
Posts
21
#5
Works! Thank you!

Yep! Problem solved! All works well now. The menu is there. The new folder in Ribbon works and even the keyboard shortcut! Thank you very much for your help JustATest! Highly appreciated. :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo ideapad Y560p
    CPU
    i7-2630QM
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 6570M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2x1TB, 6TB External
    PSU
    120W 19.5V brick
    Case
    Standard plastic with an ideapad logo
    Cooling
    A nice fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Mitsai
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast 8
Posts
1,093
#6
Glad you got it fixed sajara! Thanks for the acknowledgement as well. It was a pleasure working with you. Cheers!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop