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    Question Windows Explorer - Problem creating new folder

    I have a computer that has windows xp pro installed and recently it has developed a problem that I don't understand or know how to fix. I was hoping someone out here could help me.

    Problem:
    When in Windows Explorer, Right click on open space in the right half of the window, a context menu pops up. As soon as the cursor pauses on the "New" menu on this context menu, Explorer hangs with the hour glass showing. I have waited up to 10 minutes for it to come back, but it doesn't
    So far the only answer I have is to end task on Explorer and not hover over the "New" command in that context menu. This makes it hard to make a new folder :-)

    Has anyone seen this behaviour before or have any idea why it might be happening?

    Thanks in advance!

    Paul Hermans

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    yeah I had that problem but it would only hang for about a min. I ran sfc /scannow from the run box then reran sp1



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    Have you tried it the other way,(In Windows explorer go to File > New > Folder),or do you get the same problem ?

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    Lightbulb CMD Line

    Try Using Command Line ( Start->Run->CMD->press Enter).
    When You Are On CMD Line, select Folder where you want to create new folder in by "cd C:\<folder>" and then press Enter.
    After That Write "MKDIR <dir name>" .
    If You Need Any Info About CMD Line Functions, Just Write Help
    Last edited by wykis; June 19th, 2004 at 14:39 PM. Reason: Cos Pressed Enter :\

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    All, Thanks for the ideas.
    I tried all of the above and the onlyone that works well is the MKDIR command.
    I guess I'll just rebuild the machine next week. Probably faster than trying to figure out what went wrong.

    Thanks

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