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Cannot create a new folder

By riekmaharg2
Aug 12, 2007
  1. Hi

    recently whenever I've tryed to right click somewhere then go on new to create a new folder the menu just freezes and will not unfreeze until I close explorer.exe and start it again. I have also tryed to create a folder using keyboard shortcuts but that didnt work either. I'm currently running Vista 32bit. Does anyone know of a way to resolve this.
     
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Some program you have installed has put an entry in the right click menu,
    that is causing the crash.Video drivers are a common culprit

    Either uninstall that program or download ContextMenuEditor then delete the relevant entry.

    ShellexView is another program that will do the job.
     
  3. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 137

    Ive removed all non windows programs from the New menu list, however its still not working. I've also noticed that when I try to go on the New menu my CPU usage goes up to full.
     
  4. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Then there`s something in the New menu.

    Download TweakUI and remove it as described HERE
     
  5. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 137

    Unfortunatly TweakUi doesnt work on Vista
     
  6. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Yes it DOES :)

    Whether it has the same functionality in Vista,I don`t know.
     
  7. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 137

    It makes you pay for that version. :(
     
  8. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    The basic free edition is...free.

    There is another program called ShellexView that lists every shell extension on your computer.

    One of those extensions is the problem,but as there are about 200 it may take some finding.
     
  9. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 137

    yeah, but the basic doesnt include the context menu options. I downloaded shellexview about 20mins ago buts there millions of extensions on its list. I disabled all the non windows ones using shellexview but it still didnt work.
     
  10. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 137

  11. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 137

    Thanks for all your help :)
     
  12. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Thanks for the heads up on that program.Looks useful.

    What was the exact extension causing the problem ?
     
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