Error 16389, Unable to create the file New Library.library.ms under Windows



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If you are trying to create a new library on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, but cannot, this article might interest you.

Not only can you not create the new library, but you can also receive the following error message :

The file’New Library.library.ms’ could not be created. File system error 

Now this is the default setting in Windows that prevents users from creating items in the user’s root folder and libraries.

To change the policy, open gpedit.msc and navigate to the next parameter :



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User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer > Prevent users from adding files to the root of their user files.

This policy setting allows administrators to prevent users from adding new items such as files or folders to the root of their user files in Windows Explorer.

When you enable this policy setting, users cannot add new items such as files or folders to the root of their user files in Windows Explorer.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users can add new items such as files or folders to the root of their user files in Windows Explorer.

enabling this policy setting does not prevent the user from adding new items such as files and folders to his current file system profile folder to %userprofile%.

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