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    New Folder button not working

    This has me stumped. Using Windows 7 SP1 complete with all updates, when in file manager, clicking on New Folder does nothing. No unnamed folder, no error, nothing, I see the depression animation, but nothing happens. I ran sfc scannow in an elevated command prompt. It found no errors. I frequently use folders to hold related files. I'm feeling disorganized now! Any ideas?
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    Do you have a restore point back to when it was working?

    Have you made any hardware or software changes recently?

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    That's a new one! I would try MKDIR from within a CMD window. That will either show or eliminate permission problems. If it works, it's also a lousy workaround.

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    Hi Don, have you tried right clicking on empty space to make a new folder?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Hi Don, have you tried right clicking on empty space to make a new folder?
    'New Folder' is not one of the 'New' options. Just about every other new thing, but no folder.
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    Joe, that would be too easy. I have many restore points and I don't know when it started. If nothing else, there have been numerous Microsoft updates this spring. No hardware changes and no 'major' software changes. Though, I install smaller programs to test whether I want to use them and later uninstall. Perhaps coincidentally, I am 'missing', as in no program files anywhere, Dreamweaver and Fireworks CS4. I hadn't used either for months, then had a need for both recently. When not in the Start menu, I went searching. There are some common files but no program files. I must be losing my mind! <grin>
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    Quote Originally Posted by riffraff View Post
    That's a new one! I would try MKDIR from within a CMD window. That will either show or eliminate permission problems. If it works, it's also a lousy workaround.
    I fired up an elevated command prompt and easily created C:\test\.
    It worked just as easily from a non-elevated command prompt. (I'm logged into a limited account)
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