Can't do shortcut--Disk full?

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  1. dalchina's Avatar
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       #21

    This tutorial will help you restore 'New shortcut'

    Find
    Restore_New_Shortcut_context_menu_item.reg
    in this:

    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10
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  2. Posts : 255
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    Thread Starter
       #22

    Pejole2165 said:
    You can find the quota information by right-clicking a drive in the This PC (My Computer) on the desktop and choosing properties, quota page. Not sure if it is available on Windows Home though, but unless you have set a quota there should not be any regardless, I was asking just in case this was a works PC that might be shared between employees.
    Assuming you tried to create the shortcut the ways I suggested and still no joy and if you have missing options in your context menu then I can only think that either your registry has been altered or is corrupted or certain permissions have been altered to prevent certain actions.
    Try running SFC / Scannow from an admin command prompt (find command in the Windows system folder on the start menu, right-click and run as admin).
    Once SFC has finished try creating the shortcut again by finding an app or file, right-click, hold, drag to the Desktop and see if you have the "create shortcut here" menu option.
    If that fails again we may have to investigate your Windows Defender settings next.
    SFC scan showed everything was OK. Defender is Off. I run it manually once a month. I use Avast Premium along with free Spywareblaster and Malwarebytes. My last Windows 10 update was 3/18/21 for KB4589212 and 4601554.

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    dalchina said:
    This tutorial will help you restore 'New shortcut'

    Find
    Restore_New_Shortcut_context_menu_item.reg
    in this:

    Add or Remove Default New Context Menu Items in Windows 10
    Followed all instructions faithfully and accurately. Got the correct download for "new shortcut menu item," merged it and gave proper approvals, but when right clicking on desktop New, still only Folder and no sign of create shortcut. However, I didn't reboot computer, perhaps I should have?
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #23

    Did you do that as admin as per tutorial?

    You could try killing explorer completely via task manager (lose desktop & taskbar temporarily) and relaunching it using the t. man.
    Last edited by dalchina; 2 Weeks Ago at 01:20.
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  4. Posts : 255
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    Thread Starter
       #24

    dalchina said:
    Did you do that as admin as per tutorial?

    You could try killing explorer completely via task manager (lose desktop & tasbar temporarily) and relaunching it using the t. man.
    To begin with, I thought that I am the admin? Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>User Account>Manage Account shows my account name as a Local Account/Administrator/Password Protected.
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  5. spunk's Avatar
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       #25

    You have to Run the Command Prompt as an Admin 3 Easy Ways to Run Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 10
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,996
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #26

    Command prompt? It's a reg file...

    ShellMenuNew - Disable/enable 'New' menu items in Windows Explorer
    Use this to check it's not disabled.
    Can't do shortcut--Disk full?-1.png

    I also have a copy of this old but functional program which doesn't seem to be available now..
    Can't do shortcut--Disk full?-1.png

    At some point as you're struggling with certain things, consider how you might have got here.
    Registry tweaks? Problems and fixes? Registry cleaning? Anything unusual or invasive?

    You may need to consider preparing for a clean install.
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  7. Posts : 255
    windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #27

    Ran ShellMenuNew: Shortcut link was not disabled
    Ran DCIM: Everything is OK
    Ran SFC, Three times: Everything is OK
    Have not fooled around with registry
    No malware of viruses, or any other intrusions
    Did a W10 update, maybe a week or two before noticing this issue
    Otherwise, computer running fine
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  8. spunk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #28

    Did a W10 update, maybe a week or two before noticing this issue
    Do a System Restore to a time before this happened.
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  9. Posts : 255
    windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #29

    spunk said:
    Do a System Restore to a time before this happened.
    A reasonable idea. However, I got my new monitor after the update and did some calibration, added new pictures, and probably did some other tweaking that I don't remember doing, will this be gone if i do the restore?
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,996
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #30

    Anyhing that's held in the registry will revert.

    System Restore monitors a certain range of file types as well as updates, and so anything in those file types will revert too.
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