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How to fix Windows 7 if you can no longer create a new folder

Description: Here is our guide on how to fix your Windows 7 machine that has lost the ability to create new folders. When this happens on your Windows 7 machine generally lose the ability all together to create a folder. It will look something like this when using a right-click to create a new folder on the desktop:

Windows Desktop Properties
To correct this:
  1. Open a new Notepad window.
    Windows 7 Notepad
  2. Copy the following and Paste it into the notepad:


  3. 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"=""

  4. Select File and then Save.
  5. Save the file as NewFolder.reg and save to the Desktop.
    Windows File Explorer
  6. Close or minimize the windows to see the desktop and double-click on NewFolder.reg.
  7. When it says Are you sure you want to add the information in NewFolder.reg to the registry select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.
  9. The computer should now be able to create new folders normally.