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my folder functionality does not work after trying three fixits included two regedits. what shall I do?

2018/01/06 13:37
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I started having this problem several days ago. I tried the recommended fixes in Windows Explorer, Organize, folder and search options - no success; two regedit recommended fixes - no success. What next? Please help. No action from New Folder button, no action from Ctrl-Shift-N, no "New folder" when I right click. Please help. Thanks.
Operating System:
Windows 7
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Answered by
Lokesh Yadav
2018/01/07 16:08
Hi Mary,

Please follow the below steps to make sure New Folder creation is working properly.
  1. Open a Windows Explorer window by clicking on a folder
  2. Click Organize
  3. Click Folder and Search Options
  4. Click View
  5. Under Advanced Settings, select Launch Folder Windows in a Separate Process
  6. Click OK
Create New Folder option in Windows 7 is missing
Sometimes, this issue can be solved through Folder Options.Now, click on an empty area, then click New, and see if Folder appears again. If not, we’ll have to apply a more technical solution.

First Registry Method

Open the registry editor. We have an article for more info on the Windows Registry, if this seems daunting. Remember to be very careful with what you do here.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type regedit and press Enter
  4. Click the little arrow next to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  5. Scroll down until you find Folder and click on it
  6. Right click on each of the entries under Name and click Modify…
  7. Here’s what each of them should have under Value Data.(Default) should contain Folder
    EditFlags should contain d2 03 00 00
    FullDetails should contain:
    ThumbnailCutoff should contain dword:00000000
    TileInfo should contain prop:System.Title;System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemType
  8. After you’re done, click View, then Refresh to verify your changes. This should bring back the Folder menu when you right click or click New Folder.
Create New Folder option in Windows 7 is missingThis is the part of the Registry Editor you’re looking for.

Another Registry Method

If this doesn’t work, try clicking through the registry to the following folder:
Under (Default), look for the following:
If the above value is not present:

  1. Right click (Default)
  2. Click Modify…
  3. enter the above text under Value Data
Create New Folder option in Windows 7 is missingModify the value with the text provided.One or both of these approaches should work for restoring proper folder functionality to Windows 7.



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