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Not able to create a new table in sql server management studio. Error :The system cannot find the file specified.

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I am using SQL Server 2008. I am trying to create a new SQL table in sql server management studio. If I right click on the "Tables"
in order to creat a new table, I get an error message, as shown below. Any idea what is causing this issue? I have created tables
hundreds of times this way, however today I am getting the error message?

Right click "New Table..."
The error message reads :
The system cannot find the file specified.
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by:chaau
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I think it is the IDE problem. A recent installation/uninstallation may have caused it. A simple restart of the SSMS or the PC may help solve it
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by:Nakul Vachhrajani
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Was it working on this environment before?
What is the version of SQL Server to which you are connected to in SSMS?
What changes were recently made to this environment?
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Pawan Kumar Khowal earned 500 total points
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Try..

Go to Registry

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Add a new Expandable String Value called 'AppData' and give it the value - %userprofile%\Application Data.

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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Please don't change nothing in the Registry if you don't know what and why are you doing it.
I second Chaau on the IDE problem. What version of SSMS are you using? Did you apply any MSSQL patch recently?
Btw, I never in my life created a table using SSMS GUI. I prefer to use the SQL query window and run the proper CREATE TABLE command and then I can save it as a script file (.sql) for later use if necessary. You should start to work more and more with SQL commands rather than the GUI.
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by:brgdotnet
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I am still trouble shooting this, and will try to resolve it soon, thanks everyone.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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brgdotnet, there are any news about this issue?
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by:brgdotnet
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The update to the Registry as Pawan suggested worked perfectly.
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by:Pawan Kumar Khowal
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Great ! Thank you brgdotnet !!

Regards,
Pawan
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by:Pawan Kumar Khowal
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Hi brgdotnet,
Could you please select the answer that helped and submit. :)

Thank you in advance. !!

Regards,
Pawan
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