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    Default Unable to create the folder 'new folder' File system error (340)

    Anyone have any experience with this one? If I try to create a file or folder anywhere by right clicking, new, text document (or folder) I receive the error:
    Unable to create the folder 'new folder' File system error (340)

    The same goes for creating files on local drives or network drives.
    Also can't rename or delete files, there isn't an error, it just doesn't do anything or reverts to original filename.

    I have tried:
    sfc /scannow - This fails to run using elevated cmd or MSDaRT boot CD
    chkdsk c: /r - This completes but issue remains and still can't run sfc
    System restore doesn't make any difference
    Clean user profile - same problem
    Safe mode
    Ran the WD HDD diag - passed short and extended tests
    Replaced RAM

    To me it looks like an HDD problem but not being able to create folders on the network drive threw me a bit... If I type a text file I can save it from within the program which is also weird and if I use the explorer window that opens when I save a file I can create folders.

    I am running a MBAM scan now but there are no obvious signs of an infection. Obviously I can format and reinstall but if the HDD was the cause I'd rather get a warranty replacement and reinstall then.

    Any ideas? I might back it up now, format, reinstall, restore backup, image then let them run it. At least that way if it does fail again I can quickly reimage the warranty replacement drive.

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Unable to create the folder 'new folder' File system error (340)

    you did everything most of us would try. head puzzler.
    Last edited by WRATH OF BOD; 24th October 2014 at 03:11 PM. Reason: didnt read post correctly

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    Default Re: Unable to create the folder 'new folder' File system error (340)

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    I have tried:
    sfc /scannow - This fails to run using elevated cmd or MSDaRT boot CD
    chkdsk c: /r - This completes but issue remains and still can't run sfc
    System restore doesn't make any difference
    Clean user profile - same problem
    Safe mode
    Ran the WD HDD diag - passed short and extended tests
    Replaced RAM
    Quote Originally Posted by WRATH OF BOD View Post
    Have You Ran Chkdisk ?
    try that 1st
    then if it fails try

    1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    sfc /scannow
    The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
    How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Thanks to evilsatan

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    Default Re: Unable to create the folder 'new folder' File system error (340)

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    lol ye i replied before reading full post, thanks for the ars spanking evilsatan

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    Default Re: Unable to create the folder 'new folder' File system error (340)

    I have backed up, low-level formatting now then will reinstall tonight. Was just a really weird problem :/


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