Windows 10: adding desktop folders Solved

  1.    16 Jan 2016 #1

    adding desktop folders

    I am running win 10 and I have lost being able to add a folder to my desktop to hold items I want to save. Like I backup my acc'tng. 2 to 3 times a week and save in a folder but now I can't create these folders. I was able to go to open space on desktop and right click and a list would come up and there was new folder add and I would click and it would at this folder then I could name it now I can't. When I go there now the list I get is View, sort by, refresh, display settings and personalize. Does any know how to add a desktop folder?
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  2.    16 Jan 2016 #2

    Hi Ben Daniels,

    Take a look HERE and see if there's anything that might help.

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  3.    16 Jan 2016 #3

    adding folders

    May not be doing right but this doesn't seem to work for win 10
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  4.    16 Jan 2016 #4

    win 10

    Is anyone on here running win 10?? How do u add a new folder to ur desktop to store files?
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Jan 2016 at 19:11. Reason: Moved to original thread.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       16 Jan 2016 #5

    Hello Ben, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, download and merge the .reg files for the listed Folder and Directory items in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to see if it may help. It will restore the default registry entries for folders.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Jan 2016 at 19:34.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       16 Jan 2016 #6

    Ben Daniels said: View Post
    May not be doing right but this doesn't seem to work for win 10
    Would you elaborate " this doesn't seem to work for win 10" statement ?

    I am using Win 10 Home, and I followed the regedit steps and here is what I have on New.......................
    exactly what the instruction says I should/need to have.

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    Last edited by davidhk; 16 Jan 2016 at 19:59.
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  7.    17 Jan 2016 #7

    adding folder

    I got this problem fixed I downloaded Windows Tweaking and it cured the problem think it was a register problem any now its back and works fine. Thanks for all ur help
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