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    Angry Windows 7 cannot rename new folders

    Not sure how long I have had this issue.
    I can make but cannot rename any new folders either on the desktop or within Windows Explorer.
    After creating a new folder and right clicking to rename I get this error message:
    Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\myname\desktop
    Verify the item's location and try again.
    Date and time created.

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    Hello Hellohello, can you rename it as soon as its made ?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Thanks for your help. No I cannot. It refuses to accept the new name and throws up the error message

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    Is your account 'Standard' or 'Administrator' ?
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    I have the same problems when I create or rename a folder. I click the button RETRY and it then creates or renames.
    Anybody out there has the solution. Running Administrator, WIN 7 Home Premium.. SP1, this happens even before SP1

    Eugene

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    Open a command prompt in an Administrator account.

    Run sfc /scannow
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    Hi HH & Eugene, the first things I think of is, you OS is not correctly installed, or your missing programs I always install after installing my Win7 H Prem., but will deal with that later if needed.
    For now, write cmd is start menu search box, right click the file cmd.exe and run as administrator. Write sfc /scannow and hit enter, when done, reboot.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Yes administrator

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    I confirm that I am running as administrator and have now run scannow with a result of 'no integrity violations'

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    Can you take ownership of the new folder throught the Properties sheet "Owner" tab? Who or what is listed as the owner?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellohello View Post
    I confirm that I am running as administrator and have now run scannow with a result of 'no integrity violations'
    Hi, my latest conclusion is your account profile is corrupted, but only know of this method to fix it, although I've never done it. Make a new administrator account i.e mine is George, new one would be George. notice I put a dot after my name, that way it saves you doing it twice to get your own name restored. Now log into your new account & delete everything related to your original account.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Not sure what you mean by this. If I check properties on this file I have just created on my desktop (and tried to rename) it lists the location as C:\Users\myname\Desktop. I am running 32bit Win 7 and don't have an 'owner' tab.

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    Gulp!
    What do you mean by 'delete everything related to your original account' please?
    Last edited by Hellohello; 2011-03-15 at 00:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellohello View Post
    Not sure what you mean by this. If I check properties on this file I have just created on my desktop (and tried to rename) it lists the location as C:\Users\myname\Desktop. I am running 32bit Win 7 and don't have an 'owner' tab.
    In the Properties dialog, click on "Security", then click the "Advanced" button in the lower right. Then you should be able to click on the "Owner" tab.

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    Thanks for the help Joe

    Ah now I see it.

    Current owner Administrators (myname-PC\Administrators)

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