Can't create a new folder Win10

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  1. Posts : 157
    Win10 v20H2 Build 19042.804
       #1

    Can't create a new folder Win10


    I think this is the third time I have asked this question, and each time it has been more difficult to resolve.

    OK. The normal method I create a folder is to click on the New Folder Icon in the Desktop. This has not worked for well over 1 year. I would like to get back to that method of creating a folder.

    Then, I got the New Folder Icon into the Customized Quick Access Toolbar. That worked for a while, but has now stopped working.

    So I'm now stuck with the same problem. I cannot create a folder. This is more than really stupid. I would not consider myself a Windows expert. Far from it. I use it as a tool only. To a non-expert like me, it would seem to me my permissions are all f*-up. So my first question would be is there an easy way to reset all my permissions to what they were as a new standard user and admin would have?

    After that. I'm kinda out of ideas already. Unless there is an infection doing this. My AV program is BitDefender.

    I'd appreciate any and all help. TenForums has always had a wonderful team of helpers. And I need help. Although I claim to be a non-expert. I generally have no problem getting into the weeds.

    rgds
    stu
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  2. Posts : 2,096
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #2

    stub said:
    OK. The normal method I create a folder is to click on the New Folder Icon in the Desktop.
    Not sure what you mean by this ... right click on Desktop area > New > Folder ?

    Then, I got the New Folder Icon into the Customized Quick Access Toolbar. That worked for a while, but has now stopped working
    How did you get this - click and drag the new folder icon into the toolbar?

    So I'm now stuck with the same problem. I cannot create a folder.
    Where do you want to place the new folder? If on the Desktop, open Windows Explorer, click on Desktop > in the toolbar, New Folder
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  3. Posts : 157
    Win10 v20H2 Build 19042.804
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi idgat,

    Right clicking on the Desktop doesn't offer me an open new folder option.

    I added it via the menu options. But still doesn't work.

    In Widows Explorer the New Folder doesn't do anything at all.

    That's the problem. The open new folder problem doesn't work ANYWHERE.
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  4. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #4

    Hello @stub,
    Have you ever tried this tutorial? Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #5

    Specifically the Restore_New_Folder_context_menu_item.reg section?

    cheers mate
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  6. Posts : 157
    Win10 v20H2 Build 19042.804
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hi Steve,

    Nope. I'll give it a try. Thank you.

    rgds
    stu
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  7. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #7

    stub said:
    Hi Steve,

    Nope. I'll give it a try. Thank you.

    rgds
    stu
    You're welcome and please update us on if the issue was resolved or not - /cheers mate
    steve108
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  8. Posts : 157
    Win10 v20H2 Build 19042.804
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hi Steve,
    I chose to option 1 restore all. Nothing changed. I did this as myself, who is an adminstrator. I'll try again as Administrator.

    rgds
    stu

    rgds
    stu
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  9. Posts : 13,784
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #9

    I may be confused about this but have never had a problem in Creating a new folder on the desktop or in other folders in File Explorer, by default will be titled New Folder if something else isn't typed but easily changed later. I never get an option to Open New Folder on that right-click context menu, only have to double-click it to open.
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  10. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #10

    stub said:
    Hi Steve,
    I chose to option 1 restore all. Nothing changed. I did this as myself, who is an adminstrator. I'll try again as Administrator.

    rgds
    stu

    rgds
    stu
    Option 1 would also seem to be a reasonable choice for your situation. Please update on your attempt with opt 1 from admin account.

    Additionally, please try from an admin powershell:

    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    and 
    dism /online /cleanup-image /RestoreHealth
    to see if they find any Windows install issues.
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