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Windows 7: Preview Pane Issue - Can't rename file

13 Jun 2011   #1

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Preview Pane Issue - Can't rename file

I recently found I could not rename an MS Word file selected in Windows Explorer while the Preview Pane was "on". Apparently, Windows opens a Winword process to display the file and Windows considers the file "open". With Preview Pane "off", the Winword process quits and the file can then be renamed.

Is this a "feature" of Windows or a bug that Microsoft can / should fix?

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14 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Neither. At least with Office 2010. Renaming working just fine with preview pan.
Winword does start, but you can easily rename file, and preview pan just blinks for a second and displays the content again.

Do you have UAC turned off by any chance?
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