Fix “Item Not Found” regarding folders in Windows 7 (64bit)

I’ve been getting this error that says “Item Not Found” whenever I try to create or rename a folder. It gives a “Try again” button, and clicking that works fine, but its still annoying and another step. After some quick research I found that deleting the following keys from the registry fixed the problem for me.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]

If you’re not familiar you just type “regedit” in your search bar in the Start menu. Then run the file that comes up as the result. From there it’s like navigating folders. Just find that last folder with the funky letters and numbers and delete each of them. But be careful to only delete those ones, and not mess with anything else. You can really screw up your computer by messing with the registry, and there’s no “undo” in there like most of Windows.