How to Create System Folder in Windows 7/Vista/XP: FIXED

Have You Ever Wondered on How to Create System Folder in Windows 7 i.e Like My Documents Folder ? – System Folders like My Documents Folder are Special Type of Folders Which can not be Modified or Deleted.So here in this Post I am going to tell you the Whole Procedure to Create Your Own System Folder in Windows 7 which can not be Deleted like other System Folders.Here below is a Step by Step Guide on How to Create System Folder in Windows 7 Using Windows Registry Editor.

How to Create System Folder in Windows 7/Vista/XP : Steps to Follow

Creating Key Under Root Directory

  • First of all Open Windows Registry Editor as an Administrator.Type ‘regedit‘ in RUN Dialog Box to Open Registry Editor
  • Now Search For the Following Key

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\

  • You Need to Create a New Key Under CLSID as shown below in the ImageHow to Create System Folder in Windows 7
  • Name the New Key {FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345} and We are Going to Call this Key as Parent Key
  • Now Double Click on Default and Set its Value Data with the Folder Name that You Want to Create as shown below in the ImageHow to Create System Folder in Windows 7

Choosing the Folder Icon

  • Now Create a Sub Key for the Parent Key Similar to the above Process Where we have Created key {FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345} Under CLSID
  • Name the Sub Key “DefaultIcon”
  • If You want to Provide a Icon of Your Choice then set the Default Value of the Key “DefaultIcon” with the Path of that Icon

Note – If you don’t Provide Custom Icon then it Will take Windows Default Icon

Initializing the Parent Key – Adding Attributes and Handlers

  • Create Another Sub key Under the Parent Key With Name as “InprocServer32″
  • Double Click on Default and Set its Value Data as “shell32.dll” as shown below in the ImageHow to Create System Folder in Windows 7
  • Create a New String Value Under the Key “InprocServer32″and Name as “ThreadingModel” as shown below in the ImageHow to Create System Folder in Windows 7How to Create System Folder in Windows 7
  • Double Click on Default and Set its Value Data as “Apartment”
  • Create a Set of Sub Keys Under Parent Key “Shell\Open My Menu\Command”

For Example – [HKEY_CLASSES…ABCD1DE12345}\Shell\Open My Folder\Command]

  • Set its Default Value to “explorer /root,c:\MyStuff”

Note – Here “MyStuff” is the Folder Name that I have Choosen So Enter that Folder Name that You Want to Create

  • Create Another Sub Key Under Parent Key as “\ShellEx\PropertySheetHandlers\ {FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345}”

For Example -[HKEY_CLASSES…ABCD1DE12345}\ShellEx\PropertySheetHandlers\{FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345}]

  • Now Create Another Sub Key Under Parent Key With Name “ShellFolder”
  • Create a New String Value  “Attributes” and Set its Default Value “00 00 00 00”

Placing Folder in My Computer

  • Search For the Following Key in Registry Editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\

  • Under this Key Add the Parent Key {FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345}

For Example – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345}

Placing Folder in My Desktop

  • Search For the Following Key in Registry Editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

  • Under this Key Add the Parent Key {FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345}

For Example – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{FD4DF9E0-E3DE-11CE-BFCF-ABCD1DE12345}

You are All Done and You have Successfully Created Your Own System Folder

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