Windows 10: Old folder name still hanging around somewhere underneath the UI?

Discus and support Old folder name still hanging around somewhere underneath the UI? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have a strange problem. In 2005 I created a folder called "Downloads" with the date appended to it. Later on, (I'm not sure when), I removed the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by THX1138, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. THX1138 Win User

    Old folder name still hanging around somewhere underneath the UI?


    I have a strange problem. In 2005 I created a folder called "Downloads" with the date appended to it. Later on, (I'm not sure when), I removed the date, renaming the folder to just "Downloads". I just tried to set this folder to be the default downloads location for Firefox and even though the file browser sees the file name correctly, when I click "Select folder", the old folder name shows up with the appended date. Where is this old name coming from? Firefox is now downloading to the "temp" folder on the C: drive because of course it can't find this "Downloads - 01-03-2005". I don't know how HDDs and filesystems work but it looks like something in there has not been updated when it should have been?


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    THX1138, Apr 17, 2019
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  2. 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, Apr 17, 2019
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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, Apr 17, 2019
    #3
  4. Old folder name still hanging around somewhere underneath the UI?

    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, Apr 17, 2019
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