Windows 10: Cannot rename folders in explorer, but, can at a save as dialog

Discus and support Cannot rename folders in explorer, but, can at a save as dialog in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I have a similar issue like the link at the bottom of this post. When in Windows Explorer, on both the network or local drive, I can add... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tekjock, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. tekjock Win User

    Cannot rename folders in explorer, but, can at a save as dialog


    Hello,

    I have a similar issue like the link at the bottom of this post. When in Windows Explorer, on both the network or local drive, I can add folders, I can delete folders, but I cannot rename them. I also cannot move folders. !BUT! when in a program, and at a save or open dialog, I can rename folders. This is not the first time we have encountered this issue, and the last one we re-imaged. I would like to avoid that.

    Any though on this issue would be appreciated



    File Explorer unable to rename folders after installing updates - Microsoft Community

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    tekjock, Aug 6, 2018
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  2. JamesMcClure419 Win User

    How to rename a folder in Windows 10 Windows Explorer?

    In Windows Explorer when a New Folder is created it can not be renamed without closing Windows Explorer first. This problem has only appeared in the last month. Before then if a new folder was created it could be renamed at the time of creation. When trying
    to download or save a new file this is a problem as I have to stop the download or new file save until the extra steps are taken.
     
    JamesMcClure419, Aug 6, 2018
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  3. mixa Win User
    Microsoft Internet Explorer renamed to Windows Internet Explorer ?

    Cannot rename folders in explorer, but, can at a save as dialog wie1.png


    Since version 7 of the world`s most popular web browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer was silently renamed to Windows Internet Explorer.Such a step from Microsoft is not a surprise since Internet Explorer is part of the Windows operation system for a long time.Obviously Microsoft corp. wants to state that Internet Explorer is already considered as a part of Windows and not as an external browser (remember the IE and WMP law issues last year!?).
     
    mixa, Aug 6, 2018
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  4. Mohammed Yaseer Win User

    Cannot rename folders in explorer, but, can at a save as dialog

    Renaming the users folders

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    You are trying to rename the User folder, which can’t be done through the File explorer. Whatever user name you use of your User account, user account folder will have same name. You can rename the Subfolder of the User account folder but not User
    account folder.

    If you want rename the User account folder, change user account name using the suggestion

    Lets’ refer to these steps to rename the User account and check if that helps.

    • Press Windows and X keys together.
    • Click on Control Panel, click on User Accounts.
    • Click on User account, then click on “Change your account name
    • If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on
      Yes.
    • Enter the new user name.
    • Click on change name.


    Reference link for more information.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename



    Please do let us know if you need further help.
     
    Mohammed Yaseer, Aug 6, 2018
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