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    Suddenly cannot rename folders or move files in Windows 10

    Recently, and all of a sudden, I cannot rename folders or move files in Windows 10's (Home, 64-bit, version 1511) file explorer either as a user nor as administrator.

    When I try to rename a folder, I get a pop-up that says "Can't find the specified file" and when I hit "try again" or "cancel" I get a warning that says "The file or folder does not exist"

    The same pop-ups appear when trying to move a file (although copying works fine)

    I can rename files, but not folders.

    I've seen a work-around on the web using the command box and RENAME, but that is painful to use. I would greatly appreciate any ideas.

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    Suggestions : please do them in accordance to the order they are listed

    1. Run a full virus scan to make sure machine is clean.

    2. Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.
    Please use Option Three
    http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    3. Run a Repair Install
    I recommend using STEP 4.
    http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...e-upgrade.html

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    One other alternative, tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One), booted into Safe Mode with Networking, items #26 & 27 checked, may accept other defaults if you wish. Restart twice, allow Windows and desktop to come to "parade rest," give OS a chance to smooth things out.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    using a different account (such as the default ADMINISTRATOR account)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tchan View Post
    using a different account (such as the default ADMINISTRATOR account)?
    Are you asking DavidHK or me [RolandJS]? If me, it doesn't matter which admin-level account is used.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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