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Windows 7: Problem trying to rename folders

06 Jan 2012   #1
Gwaihir

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Problem trying to rename folders

Hi,

I've started getting this annoying error popup when trying to edit folder names. It doesn't happen consistently and weirdly when I took the attached screenshot, opened Paint, saved and quit and then clicked 'Try again' it worked. It also sometimes eventually works if I just hold my finger on Return, re-trying continuously.

The affected folder(s) is/are never open in any application when this happens.

All suggestions welcome.




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06 Jan 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Try emptying the recycle bin first.

You might want to have a look at this Microsoft Answers thread as it appears the problem can also be caused by the folder not releasing the thumbnails database cache.

In Windows 7 getting error "the action can't be completed - Microsoft Answers

Also, you can try using a command prompt, as this tutorial explains.

File and Folder - Rename from Command Prompt
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