Windows 10: Changing file name changes the folder name AND cannot find the folder

Discus and support Changing file name changes the folder name AND cannot find the folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Two odd things are happen to my files: 1. Changing only the file name in explorer changes the folder name 2. I cannot locate the directory (possibly a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by paulmarcus, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Changing file name changes the folder name AND cannot find the folder


    Two odd things are happen to my files:

    1. Changing only the file name in explorer changes the folder name
    2. I cannot locate the directory (possibly a library)

    Here's what is happening in explorer:

    I search for the text OLD, the results come up: file=IMG_3654.JPG folder path= c:\users\jose\photos old\

    So I know the folder exists, but it does not appear in explorer within c:\users\jose\

    Then, I change the file name in explorer to IMG_3654XXX.JPG and the folder name changes to c:\users\jose\pictures\holiday (this folder can be seen).

    Is this something to do with libraries?

    :)
     
    paulmarcus, Mar 31, 2019
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  2. Ryan_2013 Win User

    Change User Name Folders

    "The change the name on the Account folder is more difficult because it is more heavily protected. See this tutorial:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89060-chang..."

    On this link, the details show renaming another account. I'm wanting to change the Admin account. It's a good thing I had another user setup on my computer, also as an Admin, because after changing the SID in step 8. And, unable to change the name in step
    11. As "Rename" wasn't in the list. I restarted the computer, since the Admin user account name was changed I was unable to load windows. I had to log into my other account, which was setup as Admin and change the SID back to the 5 letters the user name was
    titled.

    My computer, Admin account, works again.

    I wasn't wanting to just change another account user name, which this is possible to do. I wanted to change the main user, myself.
     
    Ryan_2013, Mar 31, 2019
    #2
  3. name changes??

    If you desire a name change please do the following:

    • Ask yourself if you really need a name change.
    • Make sure you have a good reason.
    • Know what you want your new name to be before you request a name change.
    • Send Urlyin a PM containing a decent explanation of your reason as well as your desired name.
     
    Polaris573, Mar 31, 2019
    #3
  4. Changing file name changes the folder name AND cannot find the folder

    Unable to change folder name

    Hi,

    It is unusual that the folder name gets changed to "document" automatically during the backup.

    I suggest you to try the steps below and check if the issue persists.

    1. Create the new folder, right click on it and select "properties".

    2. Click "customize".

    3. Under "optimize this folder for", select "general items" and also make sure to check the"also apply this template to all subfolder" option and save the changes.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Mar 31, 2019
    #4
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