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Windows 7: Unable to rename "New Folder"


15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Unable to rename "New Folder"

When I download something, I use my "Downloads" folder in Windows 7 Home Premium and then click on the "New Folder" link in the Save File dialog box. However, I can't rename it from "New Folder" to the name of my choice. I do not get any error message, it just will not rename it.

Any ideas?

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15 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome,

Maybe this will help

New Folder - Vista Forums

For Vista And 7
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15 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you haven't already I would try a quick scan with Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes

There are registry keys that keep you from changing things. I had one that kept me from deleting files with Explorer. Even those "delete on next boot" utilities would not work. Malwarebytes found it and cleaned it right off.
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Creating and editing folders in the Save File download box is a little bit trickier than actually going into the Downloads folder and doing the same thing.

If you browse to the downloads folder, are you able to change the name of the "New Folder"?

Also, try clicking the text "New Folder" in the Save as box, and wait a second, you should then be able to edit the folder's name right from the Save as box. If after a second of waiting it doesn't highlight the folder name, click it again (not the FOLDER, the TEXT "New Folder")

@richc46, I dont think your post really had anything to do with the question lol
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15 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Kirsch,

If I browse to the "Downloads" folder I can rename the folder. It is only when I download something & select the "Downloads" folder in the Save File dialog box, that I have issues. If I click on the "New Folder" link there, or right click & name a new folder from the context menu, that the name of the folder remains as "New folder".
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15 Jun 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Keith, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the folder download in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you afterwards. It restores all default associations for folders. You may need to restart to fully apply.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keithfrench View Post
Kirsch,

If I browse to the "Downloads" folder I can rename the folder. It is only when I download something & select the "Downloads" folder in the Save File dialog box, that I have issues. If I click on the "New Folder" link there, or right click & name a new folder from the context menu, that the name of the folder remains as "New folder".
I'm assuming this is with IE, or is it any download?

If IE I'd try Firefox, although the file save dialog is a Windows thing and it should work or be broken the same for any browser. At least one would think so.
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16 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

It does not matter if it is IE or Firefox, I still can't rename the "New Folder".
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16 Jun 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Keith,

Have you already tried the suggestions offered by Rich and myself above to see if they may be able to help you?
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16 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Keith,

Have you already tried the suggestions offered by Rich and myself above to see if they may be able to help you?
I don't really think your posts had anything to do with his question, unfortunately. He can change the name of a New Folder fine in Windows Explorer, BUT, when he downloads a file off of the internet, and clicks save as, in THAT box he creates a folder for the file, but cannot rename it THROUGH THE SAVE AS BOX.

Hopefully this clarifies it a bit, I'm stumped though.
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