Windows 10: Can't Rename a Folder

Discus and support Can't Rename a Folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm trying to get rid of duplicate photos. I used CCleaner which showed duplicates in:"C:\Users\Phil\Documents\Pictures\iCloud... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by phrab, May 24, 2021.

  1. phrab Win User

    Can't Rename a Folder

    I'm trying to get rid of duplicate photos. I used CCleaner which showed duplicates in:"C:\Users\Phil\Documents\Pictures\iCloud Photos\Downloads.old"When I look at it, it's path is:"C:\Users\Phil\Documents\Pictures\iCloud Photos\Downloads". When I look at the file, the name is "Downloads". However, the Downloads/Properties\Sharing tab shows the path:\\PHILSCOMPUTER\Users\Phil\Documents\Pictures\iCloud Photos\Downloads.old I'm not sure what's going on, but I'd like to rename the folder to Downloads & don't know how to do it.I can't seem to rename it. I suppose that I can just create a new sub folder named "Downloads" in the iCloud Photos folder & move everything into it & then delete Downloads.old.Can anyone explain how this happened?Thank you in advance.

    phrab, May 24, 2021

  2. Can't rename folder.

    Thank you for following the steps. What we can try is using the Command Prompt to rename the folder. Kindly follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key and type "command prompt".
    • Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    • Enter this command: cd /X: (X represents the drive where the folder is).
    • Copy and paste this command after entering the first one: icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET.

    Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with Windows
    Dennis Mop, May 24, 2021
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    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    • Are you facing any issues in renaming folder?
    • When you say, "music folder does not apply anymore as a primary designation" what exactly are you referring to?
    Follow the steps below to rename folder:

    • Right click on a folder which you want to rename.
    • Select Rename and enter new name for it.
    Hope this helps. Kindly get back to us with the above details to assist you further.

    Thank You.
    ThofikhAhamad, May 24, 2021
  4. Can't Rename a Folder

    Can't rename folder.

    Hi Howard,

    It is possible that the difficulty renaming your folder is due to access/account limitation or a recent change was made on your computer. For better assistance, please answer the following questions:

    • Are you getting an error message when trying to rename the folder?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried?
    • Can you send us a screenshot of the "Public" folders?

    We will be waiting for your response.
    Dennis Mop, May 24, 2021

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