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    Mush Man Guest

    Default Renamed Folders Revert to Previous Names, Cannot Move Folders - FOLDERS ONLY


    Hello Staff and Users of Vista Forums,

    Recently, less than a week ago, I lost the control to rename or move my
    folders. As you can presume, this problem is very tedious. I have looked
    around the topics here on Vista Forums and have not been able to solve
    the problem. I have taken ownership of my folders and that hasn't
    changed the situation as suggested. When I do attempt to rename or move
    my folders, I receive no message, and the file stays where it was, how
    it was. This only happens with my folders, my files show no resistence
    to being moved or renamed as I see fit.



    I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and have owned
    the computer for around one and a half years. Vista was pre-installed.
    Thank you for your attention and thanks in advance for your help.


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    Mush Man

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    Brink Guest

    Default Re: Renamed Folders Revert to Previous Names, Cannot Move Folders - FOLDERS ONLY


    Mush Man;838106 Wrote:
    > Hello Staff and Users of Vista Forums,
    >
    > Recently, less than a week ago, I lost the control to rename or move my
    > folders. As you can presume, this problem is very tedious. I have looked
    > around the topics here on Vista Forums and have not been able to solve
    > the problem. I have taken ownership of my folders and that hasn't
    > changed the situation as suggested. When I do attempt to rename or move
    > my folders, I receive no message, and the file stays where it was, how
    > it was. This only happens with my folders, my files show no resistence
    > to being moved or renamed as I see fit.
    >
    > I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and have owned
    > the computer for around one and a half years. Vista was pre-installed.
    > Thank you for your attention and thanks in advance for your help.


    Hello Mush Man, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    This tutorial may be able to help.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...vista-fix.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mush Man View Post
    Hello Staff and Users of Vista Forums,

    Recently, less than a week ago, I lost the control to rename or move my
    folders. As you can presume, this problem is very tedious. I have looked
    around the topics here on Vista Forums and have not been able to solve
    the problem. I have taken ownership of my folders and that hasn't
    changed the situation as suggested. When I do attempt to rename or move
    my folders, I receive no message, and the file stays where it was, how
    it was. This only happens with my folders, my files show no resistence
    to being moved or renamed as I see fit.

    I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and have owned
    the computer for around one and a half years. Vista was pre-installed.
    Thank you for your attention and thanks in advance for your help.

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    Mush Man
    It is quite likely that the issue is being caused due to deletion of the Registry branch:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\exp lorer\FolderDescriptions
    Pls see if Unable to move or rename files or folders in Vista helps you.

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    Mush Man Guest

    Default Re: Renamed Folders Revert to Previous Names, Cannot Move Folders - FOLDERS ONLY


    Sorry, both methods did not solve my problem. I merged the registery key
    for the first one, shut down and there is no change. For the second
    solution, it does not apply to me, as I have Vista SP1. I must highlight
    the fact that when I do attempt to rename that I receive no message and
    the folder's name changes back to what it was. I have UAC off, but that
    wouldn't have anything to do with it?


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    Default Re: Renamed Folders Revert to Previous Names, Cannot Move Folders - FOLDERS ONLY


    Mush Man;838519 Wrote:
    > Sorry, both methods did not solve my problem. I merged the registery key
    > for the first one, shut down and there is no change. For the second
    > solution, it does not apply to me, as I have Vista SP1. I must highlight
    > the fact that when I do attempt to rename that I receive no message and
    > the folder's name changes back to what it was. I have UAC off, but that
    > wouldn't have anything to do with it?


    Mush Man,

    If this has just recently started to happen, then you might do a System
    Restore using a restore point dated before the problem started.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76...store-how.html


    If not, then you may be able to do a Repair (Upgrade) install to repair
    the problem.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn


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    Mush Man Guest

    Default Re: Renamed Folders Revert to Previous Names, Cannot Move Folders - FOLDERS ONLY


    I seem to have fixed the problem myself! After reverting back to an old
    System Restore point, I was experiencing the problem of my Startup
    folder running twice. I had already looked up a solution on the internet
    about this problem, which told me to go into Windows RegEdit and check
    the keys in
    "HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/User
    Shell Folders" to see if any of those keys started with
    "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%" in the Data section. I'd edited the keys that did
    read "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%" to "%USER*S*PROFILE%", instead of
    "%USERPROFILE%" like the other keys' Data said and what I was actually
    told to do. I've fixed my problem now! I've edited the first post adding
    the solution to the problem, and added "SOVLED!" to the topic name in
    the hope to help other users.
    Thank you for your help.


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    Default Re: Renamed Folders Revert to Previous Names, Cannot Move Folders - FOLDERS ONLY


    Mush Man;839732 Wrote:
    > I seem to have fixed the problem myself! After reverting back to an old
    > System Restore point, I was experiencing the problem of my Startup
    > folder running twice. I had already looked up a solution on the internet
    > about this problem, which told me to go into Windows RegEdit and check
    > the keys in
    > "HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/User
    > Shell Folders" to see if any of those keys started with
    > "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%" in the Data section. I'd edited the keys that did
    > read "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%" to "%USER*S*PROFILE%", instead of
    > "%USERPROFILE%" like the other keys' Data said and what I was actually
    > told to do. I've fixed my problem now! I've edited the first post adding
    > the solution to the problem, and added "SOVLED!" to the topic name in
    > the hope to help other users.
    > Thank you for your help.


    Mush Man,

    I'm happy to hear that you got this sorted out. Thank you for posting
    your results and solution.

    Shawn


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