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No new folders

I had some trouble with my nVidia card when I loaded the newest driver and, in the course of trying to sort things out, I reinstalled 98SE with the OEM disk that came with the system. The video problem is solved (it wasn't related to the OS anyway) and I have my desktop back to the way I like it but ... when I right click on the field of any folder or the desktop, I am no longer able to create new folders or shortcuts. I can right click on the icon of an existing folder and delete or rename it, but that's it for file management.

Anybody know what's wrong and how to fix it?

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OK, tried that. I had to create the \New\ key because there wasn't one. I entered EXACTLY the alpha string from the knowledge base, but it's not working even after a reboot.

The entry on the knowledge base is within brackets and I didn't enter them. My default entry now shows as enclosed in "s. Do I need the {}?

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AH! Yes, that was the ticket. I needed the {}. Thx!

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