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Windows 7: Folder renamed and vanished

30 Mar 2013   #1
sleepy047

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Folder renamed and vanished

Hi, I had a folder named "167". I changed it to "167..." to remind myself there were other folders between that number and the next that I still needed to collect. When I off-clicked into the window after renaming it the folder disappeared. I used the search bar and visually searched through the folder, both with show hidden folders on, but without success. Any information on this issue would be greatly appreciated.


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30 Mar 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't believe using extra periods is the proper way of changing the name of a folder. Other than just doing a search folder and going through all of them I don't know of a way of finding that folder.
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30 Mar 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Dumb question, did you press Enter after you renamed it.
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31 Mar 2013   #4
sleepy047

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

ah.. silly me.. my brain said 167 when it was 166... apologies
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31 Mar 2013   #5
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sleepy047 View Post
ah.. silly me.. my brain said 167 when it was 166... apologies
Yep I do that all the time, think one thing and do another
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31 Mar 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do one thing and then think.
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