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Windows 7: Create and then rename a new folder

27 Aug 2012   #1
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 
Create and then rename a new folder

When I create a new folder in any directory and then try to rename it, I get the attached message. I usually cancel the message, and then the file is appropriately renamed. This message doesn't seem to do anything except get in the way. What gives with this? I don't recall getting this message before, at least not in XP. Thanks.




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27 Aug 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Arthur,

As a test, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the Folder and Directory options listed in the tutorial below may be able to help by resetting the default associations for folders.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this may help, :)
Shawn
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28 Aug 2012   #3
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Hi Shawn. Thanks for your response. I reset the Folder and Directory options as you suggested. No change. When I click "New Folder," I get a new folder called "New Folder." On the first try to rename it, it tells me the folder can't be found. I click "try again," and it works. Is that SOP?
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28 Aug 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No, that's not how it's suppose to work.

If this just started recently, then you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started to hopefully undo the cause and fix it.

If not, then as a test, create a new user account, and see if you have the same issue while logged in to it. If it works properly, then you could use the new account instead if you like.
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28 Aug 2012   #5
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No, that's not how it's suppose to work.
Yeah, I didn't think so.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If not, then as a test, create a new user account, and see if you have the same issue while logged in to it. If it works properly, then you could use the new account instead if you like.
OK. I'll try this. Thanks.
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28 Aug 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

When you right click and see "New Folder" and click on that, does it give you a chance to change the name before it is saved? That is the way mine works.
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29 Aug 2012   #7
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

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When you right click and see "New Folder" and click on that, does it give you a chance to change the name before it is saved?
"New Folder" is a button option across the top of the window. Left-clicking that button once creates a new folder called "new folder." It does not give me a rename option when I right-click on the highlighted new folder, but it does give me that option when I right-click the new folder after it's unhighlighted. Then I get the message I originally attached. On "try again," it lets me rename the file. This behavior seems odd to me.
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29 Aug 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What happens if you just right click on your desktop and make a new folder ? Does it behave normally ? Can you rename it ?

Can you post a pic of this button, window, your talking about ?
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29 Aug 2012   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

Can you post a pic of this button, window, your talking about ?

Pretty sure it's this one on the explorer toolbar,


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29 Aug 2012   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Does anybody think sfc /scannow might be worth a try? Just a thought!

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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