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Cannot create New Folder in a specific directory


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#1 Stephen W

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:25 PM

Hi. I have a strange problem with a folder called Photo00_. If I go into this folder and right click there is no option to create a new folder within it. If I create a New Folder in another directory then cut/paste it into Photo00_ it simply disappears. If I rename Photo00_ to something else then the New Folder will reappear inside the renamed folder. Then it disappears again when I change the name back to Photo00_. If the New Folder contains other files, those files appear as if they are in the Photo00_ directory but in this case it does not mind if you have 2 files with the same name! If I delete Photo00_ and then create a New Folder named Photo00_ in this directory, the problem persists with this fresh folder.
If I use any other folder name, such as Photo0_ or Photo00_1, in the same sub-directory I do not experience this problem with those folders.
Can anybody suggest a way to cure this problem without having to use a different name for the folder?
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:48 AM

Is it OK to bump this thread as I have had no replies yet?

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 04:04 PM

You can't have two folders with the same name within a folder the computer will ask you to merge the folder if you say no it will automatically revert to the last folder name. Same goes as files.
Special Character rules apply to this too because the system cant save that the ones that the system uses. I hope i understand your question

for example

Photos
a. PhotoA
aa. photoa.jpg
aa. photob.jpg
b. PhotoB
c. PhotoC
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:18 AM

Hi. Thanks for you reply but I don't think you have understood my question. To clarify, the problem is that my folder called Photo00_ does not allow any folders to be created inside it. The New Folder option does not show up in the menu when I right click inside this folder. And if I cut and paste a folder from elsewhere, into Photo00_, it disappears. I can make that folder reappear again (and all other characteristics go back to normal) by changing the folder name from Photo00_ to anything else.
I've tried deleting and recreating folder Photo00_ but it still has the same problems. It appears my system has a problem with this specific folder name is this specific location on my PC. A folder with the same name located elsewhere on my PC does not have these issues. Is that a better explanation?

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:50 AM

any special attributes to that specific folder right click the Photo00_ and select properties In the general tab uncheck all of them and hit apply or there could be permissions problem with that specific folder. Make sure you have full control for everything on that folder under security tab see this for file/folders permission http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308419 I know this is XP support but the same setup is for window 7 file permission hasn't change

You can take a couple of screen shots for me if that works for you.

Where is this folder located?

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