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Windows 7: Renaming folders

09 Aug 2010   #1
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 
Renaming folders

Started to have this problem a few days ago.

I make a New Folder, the folder appears highlighted, I rename it and get this message (see image) I click on Try Again and the folder renames.

I also get a similar problem dragging a file into a folder. This time the message says something like 'This file no longer exists' I click on 'try again' and the file moves into the folder.




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09 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Probably file corruption, try this
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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09 Aug 2010   #3
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the reply but can't do that - I get the following message.

'Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service'

Edited to add: I googled that above and found this:

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...-sfc-in-vista/

However, the service it mentions is already set to manual.
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12 Aug 2010   #4
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 
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No-one have any ideas ??
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12 Aug 2010   #5
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It might be useful to get a process monitor log of you attempting to modify the folder the first time, and then clicking try again and it working the second time. At least we could see the callstack and the return result on the file operation, that might help.
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12 Aug 2010   #6
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

I just Googled 'Process monitor' How to use the Process Monitor tool to generate a log file for an application in the SoftGrid virtual environment but I'm afraid it lost me at:

'How to prepare the SoftGrid virtual application'
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12 Aug 2010   #7
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

All you have to do is download/extract procmon, run it (it starts logging immediately), and reproduce the issue. Then, go back to procmon, press F12 (to stop the logging), and do a File > Save (All events, Native PML Format). That will save everything as a .pml file that you can compress and upload here or attach to a file sharing site, depending on the size of the zipped file.
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12 Aug 2010   #8
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

When you say 'reproduce the issue' - where do I start and stop? From clicking on 'New Folder' to the point where the folder is actually made ?

It's one in the morning here now - I'll look in again when I've had a few hours sleep.
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12 Aug 2010   #9
Pusspa

 
 

sometimes i have the same problem when renaming, just click cancel then refresh the folder and you will see the renamed folder or file, i know its not a solution, but tell me if that helps? i think when i reboot the computer it goes back to normal, and i dont know what it is that sets it off, because it only happens sometimes.
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13 Aug 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ken,

Run SFC /Scannow from a command prompt in Safe Mode.
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