Re naming

  1. lostsoul65's Avatar
    Posts : 96
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       #1

    Re naming


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    I'm trying to rename this file but it won't let me. I close everything out and it still won't let me rename the file. In Windows 7 I never had this problem?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    I've seen the same issue and usually rebooting allowed it because a program that was supposedly using it got closed. The same may be possible using Task Manager to End Task on whatever may be open. In extreme circumstances I've booted a Linux LiveDVD and done it without Windows running.
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  3. Posts : 1,721
    Windows 10 Home
       #3

    Use task manager to see if there is a program using it. If not, try to close/restart explorer.exe If that fails, restart.
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  4. lostsoul65's Avatar
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       #4

    I rebooted but that didn't work so maybe I need to just shut is down for 10 seconds but I don't want to do that every time I change a name of a folder. I don't know where to look in task manager so could someone tell me?
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  5. Posts : 1,234
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    "I'm trying to rename this file but it won't let me"
    "maybe I need to just shut is down for 10 seconds but I don't want to do that every time I change a name of a folder."
    --- We may need to determine what is the issue: "rename this file" or "every time I change a name of a folder"

    For now, shut the computer down completely. You mention 10 seconds, some computers take more than 10 seconds so make sure the computer is completely shut down and wait another 10 seconds.

    Let us know the results after you start back up.
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  6. spunk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #6

    Boot into Safe Mode and try to rename it.
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  7. Stitch194's Avatar
    Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Have you tried opening Control Panel > Network and Sharing Centre > Change Adapter Settings.

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