Unable to create a new folder in Windows 7

In am logged in as Administrator in Win7 Pro and cannot create a new folder in any directory. When I attempt to do so I either get an error message such as "cannot create a new folder here" or my choices for "new" are limited to "briefcase".

Hi trkrs2,


I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned byLinda Yan dated Monday, May 24, 2010 8:38 AMfrom the link given below.




Registry Disclaimer: The steps mentioned by Linda include system registry modification. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


Hope this information is helpful and let me know if you need any further assistance.

Mouneshwar R – Microsoft Support


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