[AS][Finder] Error "can't make class folder"

It seems that my Finder app has forgotten what a folder is, new scripts I write won’t work and old scripts I open replace the term with <>. I’ve restarted and cleaned out cache but nothing has helped. I guess this is a dictionary problem but I don’t know how to fix it.



try to create a new blank script and paste the contents of the old one

nope, I tried the below simply script. It still errors that it can’t make class folder. I know it’s a Finder dictionary issue, I’m wondering if Finder needs to be re-installed (but hoping not).

tell application "Finder" to make new folder at desktop with properties {name:"Test Folder"}

Stacy, Your script works for me on Tiger. See if this one works for you. Tom

property theFolder : ""
tell application "Finder"
	make new folder at desktop with properties {name:"Test Folder"}
	set theFolder to the result
end tell

It was an OS error of some kind. Making sure I had all updates seemed to fix it.