XP: Can't create new folder

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Terry Pinnell, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. This seems very strange. I'm in the My Computer folder
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

    which contains these folders:

    Application Data
    Shared Documents
    Start Menu

    and these files:

    When I try to add a new folder called 'Documents', I get the message
    "A file with the name you specified already exists." !

    Trying any other name is fine. But why is 'Documents' rejected, when
    there plainly is no such folder already?
    Terry Pinnell, Mar 4, 2005
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  2. Terry Pinnell

    Eos Guest

    Try 'show all files'....'it's there alright!
    Eos, Mar 4, 2005
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  3. Terry Pinnell

    °Mike° Guest

    The "Shared Documents" folder is actually a Shell Folder
    name for the ACTUAL folder called 'Documents', therefore
    'Documents' DOES already exist.
    °Mike°, Mar 4, 2005
  4. Thanks Mike. Intuitive? NOT!
    Terry Pinnell, Mar 5, 2005
  5. Terry Pinnell

    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.
    °Mike°, Mar 6, 2005
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