Question
Reply
 
Honor Student
BonesDoc11
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎05-22-2013
Message 1 of 18 (3,546 Views)
Accepted Solution

Unable to create new folder on desktop

Am having problems with my laptop. I did a complete reinstall and now can not make a new folder on my desktop. When I right click on an open spot on my desktop and scroll done to "NEW" I am no longer offered the option of "Folder". The first option is now "Create a Shortcut"! Can anyone help me?

 

I have a Pavillion g7 Laptop running windows 7 64 bit.

Professor
npw05001
Posts: 2,472
Member Since: ‎02-19-2013
Message 2 of 18 (3,531 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

Hello BonesDoc11,

 

I see that this is a duplicate post, here is a link to the original post. Click on the link and reply back for assistance.

Signature
↙-----------How do I give Kudos?| How do I mark a post as Solved? ----------------↓


Honor Student
Rodney_L
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎05-30-2013
Message 3 of 18 (3,513 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

I can not create a new folder anywhere.

Distinguished Professor
anthony82
Posts: 2,800
Member Since: ‎02-19-2013
Message 4 of 18 (3,508 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

Hello Rodney_L,

 

You’re not able to create new folders.

 

Here is a link to some steps that might help.

 

Let me know how everything goes.

Top Student
reb2305
Posts: 9
Member Since: ‎01-12-2013
Message 5 of 18 (3,483 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

Thanks for the link it is working now - so far.
Distinguished Professor
anthony82
Posts: 2,800
Member Since: ‎02-19-2013
Message 6 of 18 (3,467 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

reb2305,

 

You’re welcome.

Glad to hear that everything is working.

 

Top Student
reb2305
Posts: 9
Member Since: ‎01-12-2013
Message 7 of 18 (3,452 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

This worked for me - thanks
Student
radical92
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎06-21-2013
Message 8 of 18 (3,423 Views)

Unable to create new folder

NEED HELP!!!! I just got a (HP Pavilion p6-2220t CTO Desktop) a couple months ago. About 3 weeks ago the (new folder) button in documents/pictures stopped working. I push it, but it will not create a new folder. I have taken many steps to try and fix this problem. Cleared Cookies/Cache- Ran a Full System Scan- Did the Comand Prompt Scan for corrupted files- nothing is restoring this- any other suggestions???

Distinguished Professor
anthony82
Posts: 2,800
Member Since: ‎02-19-2013
Message 9 of 18 (3,421 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

Hello radical92,

 

You’re not able to create new folders.

 

Here is a link to some steps that might help.

 

Let me know how everything goes.


 

Tutor
LJ2012
Posts: 15
Member Since: ‎11-25-2012
Message 10 of 18 (2,579 Views)

Re: Unable to create new folder on desktop

I went in to use the System file Checker and it says I have to be the administrator to perform this task. My account type is the administrator. How does this happen?

lj
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation