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

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  1.    15 Dec 2018 #1

    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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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       15 Dec 2018 #2

    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 builds 17763.253, 18317.1000.
       15 Dec 2018 #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 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Dec 2018 #4

    Run a system file check.

    in an Admin command prompt sfc /scannow
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  5.    16 Dec 2018 #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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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       16 Dec 2018 #6

    RRob613 said: View Post
    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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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       16 Dec 2018 #7

    If you want to you can scan with UVK and upload the log. Maybe there's a wayward context menu entry.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    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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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       16 Dec 2018 #8

    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.    3 Weeks Ago #9

    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.    3 Weeks Ago #10

    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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