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Windows 7: Undo a rename?

29 Aug 2010   #1
Ron Hontz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Undo a rename?

Feeling soooo stupid. Have had W7 for 2.5 months and I still haven't figured out how to undo a re-naming of a file over in Windows Explorer. I just indavertently re-named 3 files to the exact same name and need to recover the original name of 2 of them. I'm sure there's a simple little button or right-click thing I should do but I sure ain't found it yet.


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29 Aug 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I think CTRL + Z if you still have the windows opened where you renamed will work.
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29 Aug 2010   #3
Ron Hontz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

You betchum, Red Ryder. Wouldn't have thought of Ctl-Z in a million years. Muchas gracias.
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29 Aug 2010   #4
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No problem. I ran into that one by accident one day; surprised me that's for sure.
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30 Aug 2010   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
I think CTRL + Z if you still have the windows opened where you renamed will work.
The last undoable action (Copy, Move, Delete to Recycle Bin, Rename) can be undone by pressing CTRL+Z. This feature has been there from XP times.
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