I cannot rename any file or folder.



amante1980
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
When I try to rename a file or folder I get the warning that if I do choose
to rename it, it will become unusable. The file/folder is not open at the
time. This happens when I right-click and select "rename" and when I use the
"rename" option into File/Folder task box to the left of my screen. However,
I can rename it by opening the file, saving it as a different name, closing
out of it, deleting the old file with the old name. This is much more time
consuming and very inconvenient. It leads to duplicate files, just with 2
different names. How can I rename a file simply by right clicking and
selecting "rename" without the file becoming unusable??

Bill Ridgeway
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
<<I get the warning that if I do choose to rename it, it will become
unusable.>>

This is just a warning. In most instances it is OK to proceed with renaming
without any consequences. If, however, **anything** is pathed to that
particular folder / file it will not work but you have been warned.

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions

"amante1980" <amante1980@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B9568A3A-D591-4440-AF94-44B36B377389@microsoft.com...
> When I try to rename a file or folder I get the warning that if I do
> choose
> to rename it, it will become unusable. The file/folder is not open at the
> time. This happens when I right-click and select "rename" and when I use
> the
> "rename" option into File/Folder task box to the left of my screen.
> However,
> I can rename it by opening the file, saving it as a different name,
> closing
> out of it, deleting the old file with the old name. This is much more
> time
> consuming and very inconvenient. It leads to duplicate files, just with
> 2
> different names. How can I rename a file simply by right clicking and
> selecting "rename" without the file becoming unusable??

tom
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
Another possible scenario/cure that I discovered recently:

Check your "Folder Options", "View" settings. If the "Hide extensions for
known file types" box is UNchecked, you have to type the correct file
extension at the end of the new file name (i.e., .txt, .jpg, etc.) when
renaming, or you'll get the warning you describe.

Solution: check the "Hide extensions..." box.

"Bill Ridgeway" <info@1001solutions.co.uk> wrote in message
news:daovod$j1i$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> <<I get the warning that if I do choose to rename it, it will become
> unusable.>>
>
> This is just a warning. In most instances it is OK to proceed with
> renaming without any consequences. If, however, **anything** is pathed to
> that particular folder / file it will not work but you have been warned.
>
> Regards.
>
> Bill Ridgeway
> Computer Solutions
>
> "amante1980" <amante1980@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B9568A3A-D591-4440-AF94-44B36B377389@microsoft.com...
>> When I try to rename a file or folder I get the warning that if I do
>> choose
>> to rename it, it will become unusable. The file/folder is not open at
>> the
>> time. This happens when I right-click and select "rename" and when I use
>> the
>> "rename" option into File/Folder task box to the left of my screen.
>> However,
>> I can rename it by opening the file, saving it as a different name,
>> closing
>> out of it, deleting the old file with the old name. This is much more
>> time
>> consuming and very inconvenient. It leads to duplicate files, just with
>> 2
>> different names. How can I rename a file simply by right clicking and
>> selecting "rename" without the file becoming unusable??
>
>

amante1980
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
Tom,
Thank you very much!!! You were right on the dot!! All is well again!
Thanks!!!

"tom" wrote:

> Another possible scenario/cure that I discovered recently:
>
> Check your "Folder Options", "View" settings. If the "Hide extensions for
> known file types" box is UNchecked, you have to type the correct file
> extension at the end of the new file name (i.e., .txt, .jpg, etc.) when
> renaming, or you'll get the warning you describe.
>
> Solution: check the "Hide extensions..." box.
>
> "Bill Ridgeway" <info@1001solutions.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:daovod$j1i$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> > <<I get the warning that if I do choose to rename it, it will become
> > unusable.>>
> >
> > This is just a warning. In most instances it is OK to proceed with
> > renaming without any consequences. If, however, **anything** is pathed to
> > that particular folder / file it will not work but you have been warned.
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> > Bill Ridgeway
> > Computer Solutions
> >
> > "amante1980" <amante1980@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:B9568A3A-D591-4440-AF94-44B36B377389@microsoft.com...
> >> When I try to rename a file or folder I get the warning that if I do
> >> choose
> >> to rename it, it will become unusable. The file/folder is not open at
> >> the
> >> time. This happens when I right-click and select "rename" and when I use
> >> the
> >> "rename" option into File/Folder task box to the left of my screen.
> >> However,
> >> I can rename it by opening the file, saving it as a different name,
> >> closing
> >> out of it, deleting the old file with the old name. This is much more
> >> time
> >> consuming and very inconvenient. It leads to duplicate files, just with
> >> 2
> >> different names. How can I rename a file simply by right clicking and
> >> selecting "rename" without the file becoming unusable??
> >
> >
>
>
>


I cannot rename any file or folder.