File Explorer "New Item" - Folder Only

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    gb2012 MDL Novice

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    #1 gb2012, Feb 28, 2013
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    Hello, I have an external HD connected to my Windows 8 machine. It's split into 2 partitions with lots of files and folder on each. On one partition while in Windows Explorer the "New Item" option only has "Folder" as one of it's items. Same if I right click, "Folder" is the only item. On the other partition "New Item" shows a list of items including text file, bitmap file, shortcut etc. Something happened recently as I have text files I've created since a few weeks ago. Also, if I create a new folder, while in that folder the "New Item" shows the list of items text file, bitmap file, shortcut etc. Any ideas how to change this? Thanks
     
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    lt MDL Novice

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    you have to allow permissions in security tab to be able to create items other than new folder
     
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    gb2012 MDL Novice

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    #3 gb2012, Feb 28, 2013
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    Thanks for your reply. I'm signed in as Administrator and the security tab shows full access. The drive that works fine shows in the security tab the following users:Authenticated Users, System Administrators & Users. The drive that only allows "Folder" has some additional users: Everyone, Creator Owner & Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-...). Thanks P.S. When in this forum, my Enter key doesn't work. I can't create a new line. Is there something I need to do for that to work?
     
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    lt MDL Novice

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    you need to allow yourself (your user's name, not admin) full access. use advanced button in the security tab to add your login name to the list