Windows 10: I can't create new file

Discus and support I can't create new file in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; So while I right click, it did not show New like normally, which was weird. I really want to create folders to organize my work, but I can't.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by LongLeBao, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. LongLeBao Win User

    I can't create new file


    So while I right click, it did not show New like normally, which was weird. I really want to create folders to organize my work, but I can't.

    :)
     
    LongLeBao, Sep 16, 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, Sep 16, 2020
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  3. Kenny_324 Win User
    Windows hanging when creating new files

    Hi all,

    I am having an issue where Windows 10 keeps hanging when I mouse over "New" either in desktop or Files Explorer to create new files.

    Here are two gifs showing my issue:

    https://i.imgur.com/NWsvDM5.gif

    https://i.imgur.com/rIs4F2G.gif

    I have tried:

    • Going to command prompt and using the "sfc /scannow" command (no issues found using this)
    • Used the Windows tool to reinstall Windows without affecting my files
    • Made sure Windows & drivers are up to date
    • Performing a clean boot following these steps
    • EDIT: Tried using ShellExView -> 3 files found that I diabled, but issue still here

    Can anyone suggest any troubleshooting steps, preferably without having to do a full/clean re-installation of Windows?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Kenny_324, Sep 16, 2020
    #3
  4. I can't create new file

    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, Sep 16, 2020
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