Can't create a new folder Win10

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  1. Posts : 157
    Win10 v20H2 Build 19042.804
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       #21

    I'm going to try again tomorrow to install windows 10 from a USB this time, rather than from a downloaded copy running setup.exe from the hard disk, which I learn't how to do from UTube. Just in case that was why it couldn't find an image file. Will keep you all informed how it goes.
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #22

    stub said:
    I'm going to try again tomorrow to install windows 10 from a USB this time, rather than from a downloaded copy running setup.exe from the hard disk, which I learn't how to do from UTube. Just in case that was why it couldn't find an image file. Will keep you all informed how it goes.
    The same files should be present whether you install from the HDD or USB - look forward to seeing your USB update when you try it.
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  3. Posts : 157
    Win10 v20H2 Build 19042.804
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       #23

    Me too :) There are 2 issues at stake. 1) I'm hoping/expecting that I will be able to create folders, normally again (which I'm expecting to work), and 2) Getting rid of my ALPS driver from my install, which should never have been installed, and which doesn't appear anywhere that I can find in my Win10 setup. (which may or may not be reinstalled, depending on what the Windows reinstall finds... which I'm not too hopeful about).

    I've had a lot of crazy stuff happening these last few days with the computer, although everything now seems to be running normally. Like my NordPass passwords got wiped out a month ago, but after the failed re-install they started magically working again. I'm VERY happy about that. But go figure.

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    OK. I've done the Windows 10 re-install from a USB, and it worked. So something was probably wrong with my previous iso download and extract to my hard disk.

    The good news is I can now create folders. Yippee! The bad news is my ALPS driver problem still remains to be resolved. Which is about what I expected. So how to remove this faulty, defective, and unneeded driver?

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    OK. I think I'm onto something with this ALPS Driver. It is located in C:\Program Files\Apoint2k but neither the folder or the files can be deleted by the administrator. I just want to delete the whole folder. How can I do this? Do I need to worry that my boot may hang because something wants to execute the driver within this missing folder (after it's deleted).
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  4. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #24

    stub said:
    Me too :) There are 2 issues at stake. 1) I'm hoping/expecting that I will be able to create folders, normally again (which I'm expecting to work), and 2) Getting rid of my ALPS driver from my install, which should never have been installed, and which doesn't appear anywhere that I can find in my Win10 setup. (which may or may not be reinstalled, depending on what the Windows reinstall finds... which I'm not too hopeful about).

    I've had a lot of crazy stuff happening these last few days with the computer, although everything now seems to be running normally. Like my NordPass passwords got wiped out a month ago, but after the failed re-install they started magically working again. I'm VERY happy about that. But go figure.

    - - - Updated - - -

    OK. I've done the Windows 10 re-install from a USB, and it worked. So something was probably wrong with my previous iso download and extract to my hard disk.

    The good news is I can now create folders. Yippee! The bad news is my ALPS driver problem still remains to be resolved. Which is about what I expected. So how to remove this faulty, defective, and unneeded driver?

    - - - Updated - - -

    OK. I think I'm onto something with this ALPS Driver. It is located in C:\Program Files\Apoint2k but neither the folder or the files can be deleted by the administrator. I just want to delete the whole folder. How can I do this? Do I need to worry that my boot may hang because something wants to execute the driver within this missing folder (after it's deleted).
    Thanks for the update. Make a full Macrium Reflect backup, then you can recover if you have problems after deleting that folder. Macrium Reflect tutorial available in tutorials section.
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  5. Posts : 7,606
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #25

    stub said:
    OK. I think I'm onto something with this ALPS Driver. It is located in C:\Program Files\Apoint2k but neither the folder or the files can be deleted by the administrator. I just want to delete the whole folder. How can I do this?
    PowerRun v1.4 (Run with highest privileges)
    Click on the Command Prompt icon on the tool bar. Run the following command to delete the whole folder:

    RD /s /q "C:\Program Files\Apoint2k\"

    stub said:
    Do I need to worry that my boot may hang because something wants to execute the driver within this missing folder (after it's deleted).
    You may press the Windows key + R and run appwiz.cpl and see what driver it is.
    Create a backup image beforehand if you are worried.
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  6. Posts : 157
    Win10 v20H2 Build 19042.804
    Thread Starter
       #26

    I really appreciate all your replies. I have solved the problems. 1) The reinstall of Windows 10 solved my cannot create folders problem. 2) The errant ALPS driver. The folder C:\Program Files\Apoint2k\ and it's contents were all undeletable even by administrator (due to the fact they didn't have any keycode to delete instead of using the path). But I managed to delete the files and folder by using UnLocker 1.9.2 from FileHippo.com. The first delete of all files, still left one file undeleted. I moved up to C:\Programs Files\ and tried to delete the folder \Apoint2k\ and it went away. Success!
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #27

    Glad you're all fixed!
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