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Windows 7: Can't rename "Documents" library to "Comics"

31 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrozenInferno View Post
So here's what happened:

I was using my "Documents" library as a shortcut to my comics folder. I did this because I wanted my comics folder to be accessible through the upper right section of the start menu. So I renamed it to "Comics", and all was well. That is, until I installed the windows 7 service pack 1 update. After that, the library was renamed "Documents", and whenever I'd try to change it back to "Comics", it would simply revert after hitting enter. I even tried changing the name through the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" registry key, but that didn't work either.

I'm certain it has something to do with the Service Pack 1 update. I assume during the update, as the Documents library was named "Comics", it sort of amalgamated that name with "Documents", expecting that to be the title, and now it can't tell a difference. I should point out though, when I do change it to "Comics", it does show up as Comics.library-ms under the registry key I mentioned.

Any suggestions?
Hello FrozenInferno,

You might see if you may be able to rename the library after doing this:
Library - Cannot Rename Fix

Hope this helps,
Gold; totally worked. Thanks a lot.

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31 Mar 2011   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome FrozenInferno. I'm happy to hear it worked for you.
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04 Apr 2011   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Great solution! Thnx!
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04 Apr 2011   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome MourningStar. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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