Windows 10: "File Exists" Error When Creating New Folder in Explorer

Discus and support "File Exists" Error When Creating New Folder in Explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Got an odd one for you: A user is in File Explorer, right-clicks, and tries to create a new folder. She gets an error that says File Exists. There is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Shckwavesix, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. "File Exists" Error When Creating New Folder in Explorer


    Got an odd one for you:

    A user is in File Explorer, right-clicks, and tries to create a new folder. She gets an error that says File Exists.

    There is already a folder called New Folder in the folder that she's currently in. As well as a New Folder (2), New Folder (3) etc. If I delete the folder called New Folder, and she tires again, it works, and Windows creates another folder called New Folder.

    But why isn't it sequentially creating the next New Folder (#) in line, the way its supposed to?

    This is on a mapped network connection to an FTP, if that matters. But numerous other users connect to that same FTP, and none are having this problem.

    Any ideas?

    :)
     
    Shckwavesix, Mar 5, 2019
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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, Mar 5, 2019
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  3. 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, Mar 5, 2019
    #3
  4. gudiya#1 Win User

    "File Exists" Error When Creating New Folder in Explorer

    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, Mar 5, 2019
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