Windows 10: folder has 2 names

Discus and support folder has 2 names in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a folder that was not being backed up and after investigating I found that the backup program was using the wrong name. However, the name they... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by StephenPopik, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. folder has 2 names


    I have a folder that was not being backed up and after investigating I found that the backup program was using the wrong name. However, the name they were using had been the name before I renamed it. I thought I just needed to refresh what the program was attempting to use but it continued to use the previous name.So in fact the directory wa being backed up but with the wrong directory name.What I found when I selected the directory bar in File Explorer was that the name displayed would change from "new name" to "old name". In 30 years of using Windows this may be the starngest thing I've seen

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    StephenPopik, Jul 22, 2021
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  2. User Account folder name

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are facing issues with changing the folder name under Users folder in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to perform the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Open the File Explorer and double click on C drive.

    2. Open Users folder from the list.

    3. Click on the user name folder and then tap on F2 Key.

    4. Change the name of the folder and hit on Enter Key.

    5. It will ask for Administrator Permission and click on Ok.

    6. Folder name will be changed.

    Get back to us if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Jul 22, 2021
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Jul 22, 2021
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  4. folder has 2 names

    Moved a folder from another drive and rename and it still shows as the old folder name in certain places

    Hi Nick,

    I suggest you to try the steps provided below and check the behavior.

    • Create a new folder name it as 'My Videos'.
    • Now copy/cut and paste the contents which are in the folder "Videos", and delete the folder "Videos".
    • Now check the behavior.
    Please keep us updated with the status of the folder, to assist you further.

    Regards,
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Jul 22, 2021
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