Windows 10: Cannot Create New Folders Solved

  1.    07 Mar 2018 #1

    Cannot Create New Folders

    Howdy all,

    So this problem popped up seemingly right after I switched over to Windows 10. As the title says, I cannot create new folders.

    Clicking on the New Folder button results in a New Shortcut dialog box popping up. What's even weirder is that the context menu has no New Folder option, just two New Shortcut options. Cntrl+Shift+N also creates a new shortcut.

    See here for details.

    My guess is that something is up with the registry, and that everything "New Folder" points, incorrectly, to "New Shortcut". I have no idea how to fix this, however, so any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Also, for bonus points, I have to constantly ask for administrator privileges on my secondary hard drive, even though all users have full control over it and I am the only user on the computer. What might be causing this?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       07 Mar 2018 #2

    Hello StirrednotShake, :)

    You might see if downloading and merging the .reg files for New Folder and Shortcut may be able to fix this for you.

    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    07 Mar 2018 #3

    That did the trick! If anyone else comes across this problem, check out this link.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,116
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       07 Mar 2018 #4

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