Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lawrenceville, GA, USA
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Unhappy Can't create new Win7 Library by normal means

    I'm running Win7 X64 SP1. I am unable to create a new Library by either of the 2 common methods:

    1. If I click "New Library" on the Explorer Tool Bar, nothing happens.
    2. If I right-click the "Libraries" folder in the tree pane and select "New", I'm presented a single disabled grayed-out selection called "(Empty)".

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a remedy? I don't know when this started or if it's related to the installation of Service Pack 1 as it's been a long time since I tried creating a new Library.

    I've tried the only suggestion I could find on Google included below.
    Thank you.

    Delete All Group Policy Registry keys
    ========================
    1. Click “Start”, type “regedit.exe” (without quotation marks) into “Start Search” box and press Enter.
    2. Locate the following key:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft]

    Right click on "Microsoft", click "Export"; please name the file as "RegBackup" (without quotation marks) and then save it to the C:\ drive as a backup.

    Note: In case we need to undo the modification, we can double click this RegBackup.reg file to restore the registry key.

    3. Highlight Microsoft and click "Delete".
    4. Please repeat the above steps for the following registry keys.

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Group Policy Objects]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies

    Note: if some keys do not exist, please ignore them.

    3. Exit the Registry Editor.
    Last edited by apophus; 2011-03-11 at 10:08. Reason: wordflow

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,572
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 926 Posts
    Have you checked the Event Logs for any error relating to Libraries?

    Have you tried running "SFC /scannow"?

    Joe

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lawrenceville, GA, USA
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Joe,
    I checked some event logs, but am unsure which I should be looking in. Also ran SFC, but nothing was found to my knowledge.

  4. #4
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Today I noticed I have the same problem and I too hadn't created a new library in a long while. I just wanted to let you know I have not upgraded to Win7 SP1.

  5. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I fixed the problem on my PC. Go to http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...enu-items.html and download To Remove or Restore "Library".

  6. #6
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lawrenceville, GA, USA
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Bruce,
    Thanks a bunch. That solution is very satisfactory although it didn't solve the symptom of method 2 that I included in my original post. This does work on my win7 virtual machine in VirtualBox. Thanks again.

    2. If I right-click the "Libraries" folder in the tree pane and select "New", I'm presented a single disabled grayed-out selection called "(Empty)".

  7. #7
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Hmm, mine fixed both areas. Well at least you can now create new libraries.

  8. #8
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lawrenceville, GA, USA
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Voila! Method 2 now works also. I didn't do anything further - another Windows mystery.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •