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  1. Posts : 14
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       #1

    cannot send shortcut to Desktop and cannot create new folders


    Hi all,
    Appreciate all the welcome posts.
    I'm using Win 10 Home and have reached the point where I cannot send a shortcut to the Desktop and cannot create new folders. I have checked the system files and found no problems.
    I'm afraid I'm going to do a reinstall of Windows which scares me.
    Roy
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1266
       #2

    Can you provide more information please? Send a shortcut to the Desktop from where?

    Create a new folder where and how do you try to do this?
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Cannot send Shortcut to Desktop and cannot create New Folders


    Hi,
    I'm using Win 10 Home and have reached the point where I cannot send a shortcut to the Desktop and cannot create new folders. I have checked the system files and found no problems.
    I'm afraid I'm going to do a reinstall of Windows which scares me.

    Ztruker asked:
    You asked can you provide more information please?
    Send a shortcut to the Desktop from where?

    I responded:
    Yes,
    I am trying to right click a file in explorer and send a Shortcut to the Desktop.
    When I try that now I get an error message on the screen saying:
    "Windows couldn't create the Shortcut. Check to see whether disk is full".

    The disk containing Windows and all my program files is 118 GB with 29.3 GB free (25%).

    With regard to creating a new folder, when I am in file explorer I could right click in the pane with the other folders and
    create a "New - Folder". Now I don't get that option. Instead I get only a "Shortcut" option.
    I have run SFC (no problems) and have booted in safe mode and get the same result.

    Safe mode, does however, allow me to send a shortcut for a file to the Desktop.
    Thanks for your help.
    proger1
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19043.1110)
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  4. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #4

    This is the thread referred to
    Ztruker asked:
    You asked can you provide more information please?
    Send a shortcut to the Desktop from where?
    cannot send shortcut to Desktop and cannot create new folders

    which has been marked solved.
    ===========================================================

    I suggest you try this
    New Context Menu - Restore Default Items in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    option 1 - first download - restore all default
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  5. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 9,404
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1288
       #5

    The fact that it works in Safe mode indicates that it is one of your non-MS applications that is causing the problem.

    You can use Clean boot procedures to identify the culprit & you can think back to what had recently been installed when the problem started.
    Perform a Clean Boot to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - TenForumsTutorials

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Macboatmaster
    I tried New Context Menu - Restore Default Items in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Nothing improved, nothing resolved.

    Denis
    I tried safe mode and found I could send a Shortcut to the Desktop, but could not create a Folder in my data drive.
    This is a unclick and restart procedure which will take some time to find the culprit.

    Thanks for your efforts,
    proger1
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  7. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Cannot send shortcut to Desktop and cannot create new folders


    You asked can you provide more information please?
    Send a shortcut to the Desktop from where?

    Yes,
    I am trying to right click a file in explorer and send a Shortcut to the Desktop.
    When I try that now I get an error message on the screen saying:
    "Windows couldn't create the Shortcut. Check to see whether disk is full".

    The disk containing Windows and all my program files is 118 GB with 29.3 GB free (25%).

    With regard to creating a new folder, when I am in file explorer I could right click in the pane with the other folders and
    create a "New - Folder". Now I don't get that option. Instead I get only a "Shortcut" option.
    I have run SFC (no problems) and have booted in safe mode and get the same result.

    Safe mode, does however, allow me to send a shortcut for a file to the Desktop.
    Thanks for your help.
    proger1

    - - - Updated - - -

    This problem remains unresolved.
    proger1
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  8. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 9,404
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1288
       #8

    Ztruker said:
    Can you provide more information please?
    There is some additional information in
    Cannot send Shortcut to Desktop and cannot create New Folders - TenForums


    @z3r010 - Perhaps these two threads could be merged to avoid confusion.

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Denis, you wrote:
    "Perhaps these two threads could be merged to avoid confusion."
    By all means combine them into one.
    Being new to Ten Forums, I initially posted my query to the Welcome threads.
    porger1
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  10. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 9,404
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1288
       #10

    Proger1 said:
    Being new to Ten Forums ...
    Oh, yes.

    Welcome to TenForums.

    It's really worth making time to browse through the Tutorial index - there's a shortcut to it at the top of every page.
    - At the foot of the Tutorial index is a shortcut to download it as a spreadsheet.
    - I download a new copy each month so I can benefit from Excel's filtering capabilities when I search for topics of interest.
    - Tutorials are also listed by category at Tutorials - there's also a shortcut to that at the top of every page.
    - Both tutorial pages are searchable.
    - You can also search for TenForumsTutorials in many general search engines, such as Google, by adding site:tenforums.com/tutorials after your search term. For example,
    taskbar toolbars site:tenforums.com/tutorials

    - And note that you can also search TenForums threads [rather than just searching tutorials] in many general search engines, such as Google, by adding site:tenforums.com after your search term. For example,
    Search for drivers by HardwareID site:tenforums.com
    [This is what the search box in the top-right corner of TenForums webpages does automatically]


    All the best,
    Denis
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