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Win 7,lost ability to make a new folder.

    Question

  • When I rt click on the desk top or any open space, I get the pop up with shortcut and many other items but
    no new folder option..I know this did work when I first installed win 7 as I made many new folders.
    Anyone, any ideas ???
    TIA
    Monday, August 3, 2009 5:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    open a new Notepad document, then insert the code posted below into the Notepad window:

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}]
    @="CLSID_ExecuteFolder"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}\InProcServer32]
    @="ExplorerFrame.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New]
    @="{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder]
    @="Folder"
    "EditFlags"=hex:d2,03,00,00
    "FullDetails"="prop:System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemNameDisplay;System.ItemType;System.Size"
    "ThumbnailCutoff"=dword:00000000
    "TileInfo"="prop:System.Title;System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemType"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
      65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
    "MultiSelectModel"="Document"
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022
    "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
      65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\
      00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,\
      2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
    "DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
    "MultiSelectModel"="Document"
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
    "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
      65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\
      00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,\
      00,00
    "DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627}]
    @="PDF Column Info"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\BriefcaseMenu]
    @="{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
    @="{474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\{BD472F60-27FA-11cf-B8B4-444553540000}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\BriefcasePage]
    @="{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Offline Files]
    @="{7EFA68C6-086B-43e1-A2D2-55A113531240}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]
    "Directory"=""
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
      00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\
      00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30396"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30317"
    "NonLFNFileSpec"="@shell32.dll,-30319"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]
    "AllDrives"=""
    "IsFolder"=""
    "NoExtension"=""


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Go to File - Save as - type Fix.reg as a file name and change "Save as a file type" to "All files"  and click "Save" button. Find this file and double click on it. After adding this info into the system registry - reboot you PC and check for this solution.



    Also you can try to use the System restore tool:

    click "Start', type "system restore" in the "Start" Search box, and then click "System Restore" in the Programs list. In the "System Restore" dialog box, select "Show more restore points" checkbox and then click "Next". In the list of restore points, click a restore point that was created before you began to see the issue, and then click "Next". Click "Finish".

    Hope it helps.


    My English is not very well.
    Monday, August 3, 2009 6:42 AM
  • Hi jerryb,
    A way you might be able to restore this:

    Log off of your account and log into another account such as administrator.
    Find the registry key "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder" and export it.
    Copy the file to the desktop of your account.
    Log off that account and back on to your account.
    Double click on the .reg file you exported and add it to the registry.
    Monday, August 3, 2009 5:49 AM

All replies

  • Hi jerryb,
    A way you might be able to restore this:

    Log off of your account and log into another account such as administrator.
    Find the registry key "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder" and export it.
    Copy the file to the desktop of your account.
    Log off that account and back on to your account.
    Double click on the .reg file you exported and add it to the registry.
    Monday, August 3, 2009 5:49 AM
  • Hi,

    open a new Notepad document, then insert the code posted below into the Notepad window:

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}]
    @="CLSID_ExecuteFolder"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}\InProcServer32]
    @="ExplorerFrame.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New]
    @="{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder]
    @="Folder"
    "EditFlags"=hex:d2,03,00,00
    "FullDetails"="prop:System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemNameDisplay;System.ItemType;System.Size"
    "ThumbnailCutoff"=dword:00000000
    "TileInfo"="prop:System.Title;System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemType"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
      65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
    "MultiSelectModel"="Document"
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022
    "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
      65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\
      00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,\
      2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
    "DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
    "MultiSelectModel"="Document"
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
    "ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
      65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\
      00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,\
      00,00
    "DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627}]
    @="PDF Column Info"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\BriefcaseMenu]
    @="{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
    @="{474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\{BD472F60-27FA-11cf-B8B4-444553540000}]
    @=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\BriefcasePage]
    @="{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Offline Files]
    @="{7EFA68C6-086B-43e1-A2D2-55A113531240}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]
    "Directory"=""
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
      00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\
      00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30396"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30317"
    "NonLFNFileSpec"="@shell32.dll,-30319"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]
    "AllDrives"=""
    "IsFolder"=""
    "NoExtension"=""


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Go to File - Save as - type Fix.reg as a file name and change "Save as a file type" to "All files"  and click "Save" button. Find this file and double click on it. After adding this info into the system registry - reboot you PC and check for this solution.



    Also you can try to use the System restore tool:

    click "Start', type "system restore" in the "Start" Search box, and then click "System Restore" in the Programs list. In the "System Restore" dialog box, select "Show more restore points" checkbox and then click "Next". In the list of restore points, click a restore point that was created before you began to see the issue, and then click "Next". Click "Finish".

    Hope it helps.


    My English is not very well.
    Monday, August 3, 2009 6:42 AM