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Unable to create folder

Unable to create the folder '' The system...

 
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Windows was unable to create the folder. This can occur if the drive is full or the drive is corrupted.

 
 
   
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Full Title
  Unable to create folder 

 
Body Text
  Unable to create the folder 'item '

The system cannot find the file specified. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  error 

   
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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Fix Data Corruption
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Data and/or file structures on the drive may be corrupt. Run the check disk program or other disk validation and repair utility on the drive. To do this:

  1. Open Explorer or My Computer (Press Windows+E).
  2. In the right pane, right-click on the drive you want to validate and select Properties.
  3. Select the Tools tab.
  4. Under Error-checking, click on "Check Now".


  5. In the next dialog, make sure the option "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked. If you want a more complete validation and repair check the option "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" (although this takes considerably longer to complete).


  6. Click on Start.

Several software products that offer an extensive range of disk diagnostics includes Fix-It Utilities Professional and SystemSuite Professional. Other diagnostic products include Eurosoft's PC Check and Iolo's System Mechanic.

 
   
 
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Expose Hidden Files
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To change Explorer so you can see hidden files:

For Windows 8+:

  1. Open Explorer (Windows key + E).
  2. Select the menu choice View, then Options (far right), then Change Folder and search options.
  3. Select the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings portion:
    a. Select the option Show hidden files, folders, or drives
    b. Un-check the option Hide protected operating system files.


  5. You may get a warning dialog about showing protected OS files. If so, select Yes.
  6. In the Folder Options dialog, select OK.

 

For Windows 7/Vista:

  1. Open Explorer (Windows key + E).
  2. Select the menu choice Organize, then Folder and search options.
  3. Select the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings portion:
    a. Select the option Show hidden files, folders, or drives
    b. Un-check the option Hide protected operating system files.


  5. You may get a warning dialog about showing protected OS files. If so, select Yes.
  6. In the Folder Options dialog, select OK.

For Windows XP:

  1. Open Explorer (Windows key + E).
  2. Select the menu choice Tools, then Folder options...
  3. Select the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings Dialog:
    a. Select the option Show hidden files, folders, or drives
    b. Un-check the option Hide protected operating system files.


  5. You may get a warning dialog about showing protected OS files. If so, select Yes.
  6. In the Folder Options dialog, select OK.
 
   
 
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Fix Drive Contents
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If you remove a storage device while in use, this error can occur. For example, removing a USB storage stick or a SATA drive while it is being written to can bring up this error. With luck, rebooting should clear the problem, although the storage device may be corrupt. It's wise to run the Check disk program on the drive before trusting the data. To do this:

  1. Open Explorer or My Computer (Press Windows+E).
  2. In the right pane, right-click on the drive you want to validate and select Properties.
  3. Select the Tools tab.
  4. Under Error-checking, click on "Check Now".
  5. In the next dialog, make sure the option "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked. If you want a more complete validation and repair check the option "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" (although this takes considerably longer to complete).
  6. Click on Start.
 
   
 
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