Windows 10: Unable to rename a folder to COM

Discus and support Unable to rename a folder to COM in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi friends Unable to rename a folder to "COM" Error "The specified device name is invalid" this picture of error... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by sir1amiri, Jun 8, 2019.

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    Unable to rename a folder to COM

    sir1amiri, Jun 8, 2019

  2. Unable to create a new folder or rename a folder

    Hi Edver,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. I'll certainly help you with this.

    I would like to let you know that you may not be able to rename or add a new folder from Quick access. It will allow you to open the folders that are frequently used, recently viewed files or the files/folders that are added to
    Quick access.

    If you are unable to create or rename files/folders in other folders as well, then I would suggest you to run a SFC scan.

    System File checker (SFC) scan is done to check if there are any corrupted system files that could be causing this issue. Kindly follow the below given steps:

    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Command prompt (Admin)
      to bring up elevated Command prompt.
    • In Command prompt type sfc /scannow and press enter.
    • Restart the computer.

    Hope this will help you. Keep us posted with the status of the issue to assist you further.

    Thank you.
    Azaruddin Syed, Jun 8, 2019
  3. files and folders "renaming music folder to audio"


    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, Jun 8, 2019
  4. Unable to rename a folder to COM

    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, Jun 8, 2019

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