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I (actually, a very unfortunate friend of mine) can no longer create new folders from the Windows Explorer program. (It is important to note that mkdir and friends still work.) I have no idea how this came to be, but my friend denies any system-wide changes around the time it started.

How might I go about adding it back in as it would normally be?

(Note also that other context menu options remain—the 'new folder' one simply is not among them.)

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marked as duplicate by Tog, Mokubai, Michael Kjörling, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, gronostaj Sep 6 '13 at 12:03

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The computer ran out of empty folders to use, and your friend needs to contact the local Microsoft sales outlet to buy and install the Empty Folders Super-Pack. Note that mkdir creates directories, not folders (it says so by name) and thus is not affected by this issue. (Okay, just kidding.) –  Michael Kjörling Sep 3 '13 at 20:18
    
Create a new user account see if it works if not reinstall windows –  Ramhound Sep 3 '13 at 21:10
    
read this: support.microsoft.com/kb/180257 and this: superuser.com/questions/76916/… –  Ben Plont Sep 3 '13 at 21:56
    
@MichaelKjörling This is possibly one of the best things I've ever read on SU XD. On a serious note, can you run a sfc /scannow and see if there are any errors corrected? –  Moses Sep 3 '13 at 22:19
    
@moses No juice—no integrity violations. –  Sean Allred Sep 3 '13 at 22:56
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He could try going into the Folder Options from the Control Panel and Restoring all folder options to default. There's nothing in there to indicate that the context menu could be modified in any way, but I guess it's worth a go.

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