Unable to rename a folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Lindyjes, May 3, 2008.

  1. Lindyjes

    Lindyjes Guest

    Whan making a new folder and I want to rename it, I enter the name of the new
    folder and hit enter. I then get an error responses file or folder does not
    exist. I have gone into the properties of the Folder and have uncecked read
    only, have appled the change and then clicked on ok, but it keeps on
    defaulting to read only. Can anywone suggest a way of fixing this problem. I
    am very frustrated by it not accepting the read/wirite change
    Lindyjes, May 3, 2008
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  2. Lindyjes

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello, This might sound silly to you, but after you made the changes
    BEFORE you click OK, did you click APPLY first
    t-4-2, May 3, 2008
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  3. Lindyjes

    Lindyjes Guest

    Lindyjes, May 4, 2008
  4. Lindyjes

    dgmacmi Guest

    In Vista and Windows XP all folders have the attribute Read Only enabled by
    default for OS use. The folders are not read only. For folders just ignore
    the read only attribute.

    Verify. Check the properties of several other folders. You will find that
    they are all marked read only.

    dgmacmi, May 4, 2008
  5. Lindyjes

    Brink Guest

    Hi Lindyjes,

    This tutorial may help you rename it.




    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, May 4, 2008
  6. Lindyjes

    SG Guest


    Apply has nothing to do with it. The Apply button was designed for multiple
    Tabs where one may make a change on one Tab then another then another and so
    on. When you make a change on a single Tab and click OK it makes the change
    right then and you close.

    All the best,

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    SG, May 5, 2008
  7. Lindyjes

    t-4-2 Guest

    I see. Now I learn something. Thank you very much.
    t-4-2, May 5, 2008
  8. Lindyjes

    Otis Guest

    Thanks for the fix. Worked with one reboot. Saved a lot of frustration.
    Otis, Nov 16, 2009
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