Create new folder on desktop when right click new does not work

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  1. Posts : 23
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    Create new folder on desktop when right click new does not work


    Desktop computer with Windows10 Pro.
    I already have one post going, but I need to create new folders on the desktop. When I right click on the desktop and click on new, it basically freezes up and eventually refreshes the desktop. I googled the problem and tried a couple suggestions, including messing with the registry (not a problem, but it did not work). I also tried widows restore for two attempts, but no luck. Any help will be appreciated. If there is another way to get new folders on the desktop, I would like to know how. Thanks
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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    Grab a copy of this. It is portable.

    Explorer++ - A small and fast file manager for Windows

    Extract the files and run the program. Navigate to desktop and right click and see if you can create a new folder.
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  3. LEOPEVA64's Avatar
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    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #3

    Maybe this is the cause of that:

    right-click menu wait time

    As I mentioned in a comment on Reddit some time ago, in some cases the system freezes and in others it just takes several seconds for that menu to appear.
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
       #4

    Run a system file check.

    in an Admin command prompt sfc /scannow
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  5. Posts : 23
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for the info.


    Thank you for the Explorer tip. I extracted it, opened it & right clicked on desktop, but problem is still there. I will keep the program, it seems to offer quite a bit. Again, thanks for the tip. I'll keep looking. Dick R.
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  6. Callender's Avatar
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    RRob613 said:
    Thank you for the Explorer tip. I extracted it, opened it & right clicked on desktop, but problem is still there. I will keep the program, it seems to offer quite a bit. Again, thanks for the tip. I'll keep looking. Dick R.
    When that program works - it points to a shell extension problem. However since it did not work the problem must be elsewhere.
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  7. Callender's Avatar
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    If you want to you can scan with UVK and upload the log. Maybe there's a wayward context menu entry.

    Create new folder on desktop when right click new does not work-scan-create-log-ultra-virus-killer.jpg

    If you upload the log maybe I'll spot something.

    UVK - Ultra Virus Killer

    From the home screen > Scan & Create Log using the settings in the screenshot. Upload the results.
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  8. Callender's Avatar
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    Some users suggest:

    Open Control Panel then click File Explorer Options. Look for the option in top of the message sub-window Open the File explorer to–in that box you should select “This PC” apply it and do not select “quick Access.” Maybe you can create a New Folder now.

    Other than that try this reg fix:

    Download file to desktop then right click and choose "Merge"

    Reboot and test.
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  9. RAMWolff's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64 bit Pro
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    Thanks, hopefully that will work. Got that right click, New flyout menu stall error happening on my rig as well!
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  10. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    If running sfc /scannow doesn't fix the issue, then I would try the following:
    1. Create a new account and see if the problem is due to a corrupt profile in the old account
    2. Recover from last working backup
    3. Repair install if you don't have a recovery image
    4. Clean install & reinstall programs
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