Windows 10: Can't create new folders with explorer

Discus and support Can't create new folders with explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I accidentally created 30,000 files with a couple of characters in each of them in a Dropbox shared folder. I deleted the files straight away but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PookAllpike, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Can't create new folders with explorer


    I accidentally created 30,000 files with a couple of characters in each of them in a Dropbox shared folder.

    I deleted the files straight away but Dropbox way uploading them like crazy so I killed that too and restarted.

    Now I can only create new directories from the command line, must be related some how.

    Under 'new' in the right click explorer extensions the folder option is missing.

    Clicking 'New folder' in the explorer 'Home' menu doesn't do anything.

    Ctrl Shift N doesn't do anything, mkdir through powershell or cmd works though.

    Effects local and network drives.


    Any ideas how to fix it?


    -RA

    :)
     
    PookAllpike, Oct 26, 2020
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  2. creating new folder problem in windows 10 creator

    Hi Gudiya,

    The problem you've encountered in creating a folder could be caused by software or program conflict as the issue appeared a few days after installing the Windows 10 Creators update. For us to know if this only occurs when creating a new folder from the desktop,
    we suggest that you try creating a new folder using a keyboard shortcut or from File Explorer. Please refer to the steps below:

    Creating a new folder using a keyboard shortcut.

    • Click on the desktop.
    • Press CTRL + SHIFT + N.
    • A new folder should be created.

    Creating a new folder from File Explorer.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Hover your mouse on the location where you want to create a new folder.
    • Right-click it, go to New > Folder.

    In case the problem persists, then we suggest that you go ahead and perform a clean boot. Doing so will start your computer using minimal drivers to help us determine what conflict is causing the problem. Check out
    How to perform a clean boot in Windows for the detailed steps.

    Let us know the result so we can further assist you.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Oct 26, 2020
    #2
  3. gudiya#1 Win User
    creating new folder problem in windows 10 creator

    Thanks, the step you mentioned

    Click on the desktop.
    • Press CTRL + SHIFT + N.
    • A new folder should be created.
    • Creating a new folder using a keyboard shortcut.

    It's working for me. But my new folder option is not working anywhere not in desktop as well as not in file explorer. Whenever I am placing my cursor on new folder option, its first spinning for few seconds then goes to close the file
    explorer and refresh the desktop once.
     
    gudiya#1, Oct 26, 2020
    #3
  4. Can't create new folders with explorer

    I cant create a new folder in windows 10

    Hi,

    As the scans were not able to find any corrupted system files, we recommend that you try creating a new folder through
    File Explorer. To do this, kindly follow the steps below.

    • Press Windows key and type "file explorer" to open File Explorer.
    • Click Desktop.
    • Under the Home tab, select the New folder option.
    • Create a name for your folder.

    Let us know if you were able to create a new folder by following the steps provided.
     
    Dennis Mop, Oct 26, 2020
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