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Windows 7: Can not rename files on C drive in Windows explorer

18 Mar 2017   #1
creid145

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Can not rename files on C drive in Windows explorer

When I try to rename a file or folder in windows explorer nothing happens then I hear the dreaded failure ding.

I have no problem renaming files and folders on my external E drive just on the C drive.


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18 Mar 2017   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What file and/or folder are you trying to rename. If it's System owned then it's protected and made hard to delete on purpose to prevent messing up the OS.
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18 Mar 2017   #3
creid145

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What file and/or folder are you trying to rename. If it's System owned then it's protected and made hard to delete on purpose to prevent messing up the OS.
I am only trying to rename files and folders for a project I am working on. Nothing to do with system files or anything like that.
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19 Mar 2017   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Can you provide the complete path to the folder or files?
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20 Mar 2017   #5
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Maybe permissions?
There is also a tool unlocker.
Seems that the permissions prevent you to change things.
That is related to your account. R click on a file and read the permissions. Properties security.
If your not the administrator your account may be restricted.
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20 Mar 2017   #6
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Open the file through the program that created it and try to rename with Save as/
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