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If Windows doesn't restart in Safe Mode then please try again. I suggest you start holding the key down or tapping it quickly as soon as you hear the beep from your computer, until the startup menu appears. yeti PSN:yeti_c Sep 27, 2009 #7 Can you rename folders elsewhere? I will try the last option you gave and get back to ya thanks again. navigate here

DOS prompt: Was able to create a directory with correct name but was unable to rename it - same error at the DOS level. Remember of course that "my documents" is tied to a specific user - if you're not that user - then you shouldn't be able to access the folders... (unless you're a dulce bellum inexpertis Reply Reply With Quote February 26th, 2003,10:12 PM #9 osprey4 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Ultimate Member Join Date Oct 2001 Location South Jersey No tabs for applications, processes, performance & networking.  Restarted Explorer from the command prompt. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/win-xp-folder-won-t-rename-or-delete-308111/

Either way, go to the machine where the file resides... Remember of course that "my documents" is tied to a specific user - if you're not that user - then you shouldn't be able to access the folders... (unless you're a It may be a duplicate or used in the same way. You can do it using i.e.

I believe this will fix the problem, if it DOESNT let us know. To do this option you will have to edit the registry key that contains the path to the user profile folder and probably have to download some extra software to handle Use the utility "MoveOnBoot", (find it with Google). Topic is called "Windows XP - File Rename Error", so I guess not :)    D'oh!  That's what I get for skimming! 0 Jalapeno OP BBKing2010 Jan 12,

If you are ok with editing registry keys and dealing with problems that may arise from doing so I will post more info on doing this. and says acesss denied. Option C. 1. I really need your help because it is seriously bugging me.

I have run into this situation a number of times where a user will rename their Windows user account and that screws up file and folder sharing permissions. 0 I think you just answered you own question. by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 12, 2008 6:17 PM PDT In reply to: Can't rename or delete Folder If you are using Windows XP Home, then you need to start No, create an account now.

Topic is called "Windows XP - File Rename Error", so I guess not :) Adobe Reader installs shell extension, which prepares thumbnails for pdf files, even if they are not being Ill try and find it again later. If I now click the "Folders" icon button the display changes, and I can see this folder highlighted. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More...

share|improve this answer answered Jun 1 '10 at 15:36 BloodPhilia 21.4k86091 not an answer :) (ps: you'll get my vote!) –yhw42 Jan 21 '11 at 0:26 @ywh42 check over here not a solution –Junaid Saeed Jun 1 '10 at 15:45 Oh sorry, thought it was a particular file –Alex Jun 1 '10 at 16:07 add a comment| up vote Legendary South Australia PSN:GTP_Legendary724 Sep 27, 2009 #10 It says I am already administrator and the only account on this computer. So it could be that having the pdf file on network drive, it takes more time for shell extension to prepare a thumbnail, so pdf file is kept locked, thus -

Weird. On the pros and cons: 1. FOLLOW US Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS Feed Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site. http://sauvblog.com/cannot-rename/cannot-rename-folder-in-vista-32-bit.html On the left side, navigate down to "Shared Folders" In here verify in: "Shares", "Sessions" and "Open files" and see if your file that you are trying to rename is there.  If

Jack Hackett, Feb 24, 2011 #3 PurpleHelen Thread Starter Joined: Feb 8, 2010 Messages: 16 Hi Guys - thanks for the suggestions, but it is still a problem. Why does it look to me, as if he wants to rename the special folders like 'My Documents' to 'Docz' and 'My Pictures' to 'Picz' ... Creating your account only takes a few minutes.

C> opelgt1969 Premium Bristol,Va USA PSN:opelgt1969 Sep 27, 2009 #12 Can you create a "new folder" then use backspace then type in a name for the folder?

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? I did check to see what might be open in the shares and there is nothing.  No open files/folders under sessions or open files of the shares. By creating an account, you're agreeing to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and to receive emails from Spiceworks. try to add your self (if you aren't already there) to the "administrators" group...

XP creates many System documents, and deleting them may cause some instability in the system.1] You say 'S Documents is empty, so it seems you can open it to look inside. Unless they have hidden an account I do not understand. Log in or Sign up GTPlanet Menu ▼ Search News Forums Store More... http://sauvblog.com/cannot-rename/cannot-rename-folder-thumbs-db.html Please continue using this thread.

yeti PSN:yeti_c Sep 27, 2009 #9 Hmmm - possibly because you're a new account - you're not actually a local admin... RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows XP How Do I rename a Windows System Folder (7 Sniffs PSN:we're waiting for the PS4 Sep 25, 2009 #3 make sure your not in "read only" mode, too. Rename your account's folder. 3.

share|improve this answer edited Jun 15 '11 at 14:03 Gaff 12.5k113655 answered Jun 1 '10 at 17:07 RussellW 545412 add a comment| Your Answer draft saved draft discarded Sign up How does std::string work? I learnt where My Documents was, it was in the Recent Documents section (I have no Idea why) and everything in Recent Documents I believe cant be edited. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

All my research has come up with just "sometimes XP does this". 0 Jalapeno OP BBKing2010 Jan 18, 2012 at 2:46 UTC OK, the process locking the folder Why does the Minus World exist? How the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar works The MacBook Pro now has a digital function bar that's actually a dynamic screen. The instructions say to run CMD and type in as follows: net stop cryptsvc (this works) ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot2 net start cryptsvc However, when I try to rename the catroot2 folder,

Legendary South Australia PSN:GTP_Legendary724 Sep 27, 2009 #8 yeti Can you rename folders elsewhere? Option B. 1. Not the answer you're looking for? yeti PSN:yeti_c Sep 27, 2009 #11 Legendary724 It says I am already administrator and the only account on this computer.

I've tried making sure the folder is not "read only", but am struggling to think what else might have happened to cause this. Everything is back to normal now! 0 Mace OP Texkonc Dec 1, 2008 at 9:21 UTC Download the Trial of NOD32, it does an excellent job!  We switched I then try and rename a folder and I still cant. In the startup tab, click on "disable all", restart the computer.  This will make it highly unlikely that any file during startup will be using the file.

Right-Click "My computer" and go to "manage".