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    "Could not find this item" in Windows Explorer

    Lately, whenever I create, rename, or move a folder in Windows Explorer, it says "Could not find this item", but when I click on the "Try again" option, it always works. Is this a new bug or is there a setting that I need to change?

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    I've seen this also when I'm in Windows 7. I think it came about with a Windows Update a while back. It's intermittent with me - occasionally I don't get the "Could not find" popup. That may have something to do with how deep I am in the folder hierarchy. Interestingly enough, I've never seen it on the Desktop.

    If I get it sorted out, I'll post it. But like you say, "Try again" always works...
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    Thanks for your reply. I thought that this might be a new bug because, as you note, it was not happening when I purchased the computer new with Windows 7 on it six months ago.

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    Hi Murgatroyd

    This seldom happens but it is due to a MS patch/update. It is a Reg entry that changes but it can fixed very easily.
    Go to http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ic-folder.html and scroll down to the entry by lonny, use his link and download the FolderFix.zip file. Open the zip on yr desktop and select yr OS version, either x64 or x86, double-click the Reg entry to apply it. It will give you two pop-ups, that's it.
    Save the zip because you may need it again in future.

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    Thanks for your reply. This did the trick in Windows 7 64-bit on my two laptops.

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