I can't imagine that I never did this before, but today I wanted to create a TXT file under the WINDOWS folder and the only thing on the context menu was FOLDER.
I get the same context menu for any folder under the windows folder.
I have the option to create a Text Document in my Windows folder.
The difference is in how you do it.
If you click the Windows Folder in the left pane you don't get the option to create a text document.
But it you click in the background of the right pane, the one that shows all the folders and files then you do get the option, and you can create a file called New Text Document.txt in the Windows folder.
What I don't get is what's the point of doing this?
What do you do with this file after you create it?
thx, but I think back there someplace I did mention that I cannot save a file to anything under Windows either.
I can create it and save it someplace else, then copy/paste it into \Windows - that is it.
BTW, what is the significance of the shield next to the folder option when u rt clk/new/?
THANK YOU MIKE!!!!!
The answer is that I only recently started using UAC, which is why I never ran into that before, and I have been using 7 since beta.
I had to turn off UAC and reboot for it to come back the way it was.
That is what the shield represents - UAC - it is next to most of the operations under User Accounts.
So UAC changed the context menu to prevent any operation except folder creation.
Though one can D&D or C&P files into the Windows folder.
Not sure what the thinking on that is, but the cause is not a mystery any more