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Unable to rename folders

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  • Had a smooth installation and everything seems pretty good but I just can't rename any folders in any location. Doesn't work with new or existing folders. Any ideas?
    Sunday, July 02, 2006 3:18 PM

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  • You would need to supply some more information, including whether or not you logged in as an Administrator, how you responded to the UAC prompt if it appeared, the folder you are trying to rename, and, the exact error message you received.

    Tuesday, July 04, 2006 7:29 PM
  • Thanks for the response Byron. I'm logged in as an administrator. This happens all the time in any folder. No UAC prompt appears and no error message is given. It happens with a newly created folder with the default name of "New Folder" or with an existing folder I want to rename. I right click on the folder and choose rename and then type in the new name which does appear. Then when I hit enter the name reverts back to "New Folder" or whatever it was previously called. If I click on the name twice and then rename I get the same result. This is in explorer but also happens in other file management programs I have tried to get round it. Curiously it does not happen at the command prompt. I can successfully use the rename command.
    Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:28 PM
  • Some additional info.... I have found a thread in microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management called "Folder creation and renaming" where there are others with the same problem.
    Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:30 PM
  • After discovering there were many other beta testers in microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management with the same problem I read their reports there. Each of those that had solved the problem had made new installations and, as far as I could tell, they were all clean installations. My installation was an upgrade from XP and so I did a new clean installation and the problem is no longer there. This poses the question for those investigating that it might be worth establishing if the problem only happens with an upgrade installation.
    Friday, July 07, 2006 1:45 PM
  • Judging from your analysis, it appears to be a bug. Please go ahead and file one directly with the MS Windows Vista development team.

    This post may be helpful -> http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=464740&SiteID=17

    Please let us know if this helps. Thanks!

    Saturday, July 08, 2006 10:29 AM
  • I am experiencing the same problem - only I'm using Media Center and it only occurs only under certain names that I use... and specifically I'm trying to make a folder title PRN so I can enable printing in a program I'm using and I can't because of this bug or whatever is keeping this from happening. (It reverts in ANY directory, I cant even created this folder with cmd prompt)
    Friday, September 01, 2006 3:44 PM
  • Actually, this behavior isn't just Vista.  The same thing happens with Windows XP, Windows Server 2003.  I encountered this Saturday on my servers and searched MS this morning to see if there was any information about it and found this thread.  You can't create a folder with that name even using MKDIR in a Command Prompt window.  I'm thinking the operating systems consider it a reserved word.
    Monday, October 02, 2006 4:24 PM
  • I recommend you not to disable UAC, it's the major tool to control file access.

    Good luck

    Monday, October 02, 2006 10:07 PM
  •  thsman wrote:
    Had a smooth installation and everything seems pretty good but I just can't rename any folders in any location. Doesn't work with new or existing folders. Any ideas?


    I have the same problem. I can't rename any folder in any partition. Everything was quite fine for ten days, but from yesterday I can't rename or cut any folder. I installed a Flash Renamer and with it I can rename but this is not a solution... I get error: "The file or folder does not exist."

    Also, five days ago I lost my links in Navigation Pane... strange...
    Friday, December 08, 2006 4:42 PM
  • Did you disable User Access Control and gave it a try? Please confirm it.

    Good luck

    Friday, December 08, 2006 5:21 PM
  • Yes, I did...
    Friday, December 08, 2006 7:15 PM
  • Give the tread so far a couple of comments.

    1st what build are you using

    2. was it a CLEAN install

    3. a upgrade ? if so from what version of operating system

    4. Have you checked for Virus/ Trojens/ Mailware as 1 user here said affect xp, 2003 and Vista

    .\This will help us to better serve you

    Saturday, December 09, 2006 4:40 AM
  •  JAYTF Security Forum Moderator wrote:

    Give the tread so far a couple of comments.

    1st what build are you using

    2. was it a CLEAN install

    3. a upgrade ? if so from what version of operating system

    4. Have you checked for Virus/ Trojens/ Mailware as 1 user here said affect xp, 2003 and Vista

    .\This will help us to better serve you



    I'm using RC2 build 5743 and it was a clean installation. I have checked for any malware with Symantec AntiVirus Corporate v.10.2.0.276 and AVG Anti-Spyware v.7.5 and everything is ok. The problem is only with folders, not with files. I can copy, but not drag and drop or cut folders. When I make a "New Folder" it remains with that name. But I can rename folders with aplication Flash Renamer trial version: http://www.rlvision.com/flashren/about.asp
    Saturday, December 09, 2006 11:14 AM
  • As I can see on the Internet there are many people complaining on this...
    Saturday, December 09, 2006 11:58 AM
  • I did have that problem on That  Build when i added some 3rd party software.

    If you can get access to the released version and do a complete clean rebuild that i beleve will get rid of the problem.

    I have see some 3rd party utilities look like thy have install properly but do some wierd to the file/folder system 

    Saturday, December 09, 2006 1:43 PM
  • Now the only thing we need is to find what 3rd party utilities made this mess...
    Saturday, December 09, 2006 7:51 PM
  • I am also having this issue and I'm not sure it has to do with 3rd party applications.

    If I do a clean install of Windows Vista Business Edition RTM (right from the CD) the problem doesn't happen.  If I take that same install, sysprep it, capture it with ImageX then deploy to another workstation the problem starts happening.

    The original machine seems to work fine even after the sysprep but any clones seem to have the issue. 

     

    Wednesday, December 20, 2006 8:24 PM
  • I'm having the same problem with Vista RTM, I can create a new folder on a network share, but when I try to rename it it brings up an error message that the root folder (folder above the one I'm creating) does not exist. Does anyone have a fix for this yet?
    Tuesday, January 02, 2007 5:01 PM
  • It doesn't seem to be limited to renaming folders either.  If you try and create a file on a network share (or even mapped drive) the same problem occurs.  If you save the file locally then move it over after it seems to work fine.

    Thursday, January 04, 2007 7:26 PM
  • I have been working with File shares and have not had the issues with over 20 different customers.

    Let get some info

    what server os and version

    what version of Vista,

    Upgrade, or fresh build

    What Kind of user are you (admin or standard)

    What are the File share premission

    can move a file via command prompt from Vista computer

    what app is creating files

     

    This will help id the problem and hopefully the solution

    Friday, January 05, 2007 6:35 AM
  • Thanks for the response, the information is as follows:

    ·         Server O/S is Windows 2003 /w SP1

    ·         The Desktop is running Vista Business Edition and it is on a Domain with a domain controller also running Windows 2003 SP1. It is a fresh install of the operating system. 

    ·         The copy of ImageX I am using is the x86 version from the WAIK RTM. 

    ·         I am using an administrator account but UAC is turned on.

    ·         The file permissions on the share are fine because I can perform the same operation using the same domain account on the original workstation.  The problem only occurs on machines I clone from it.

    ·         I've tried creating files using many different apps -- I can confirm that Notepad and any of the Office 2007 products have the same issue.

    ·         The md operation in the command prompt works fine, but if I try and rename the folder I just created it generates the error.

    This is a summary of the process I am following:

    ·         Install Vista Business Edition from the DVD

    ·         Run sysprep c:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe

    ·         Restart the computer and boot up with a Windows PE2 CD.

    ·         Map a network folder and capture the image using imageX.  The syntax is as follows:  imagex.exe /capture c: TestImage.wim "Vista test image"

    ·         The wimscript.ini I am using is as follows:

    [ExclusionList]

    ntfs.log

    hiberfil.sys

    pagefile.sys

    "System Volume Information"

    RECYCLER

    Windows\CSC

    *.mof

     

    [CompressionExclusionList]

    *.mp3

    *.zip

    *.cab

    \Windows\inf\*.pnf

     

    ·         Once the capture is complete I boot up another workstation with the PE2 CD.

    ·         I then use diskpart to format the drive then apply the image with this command: imagex.exe /apply Testimage.wim 1 c:

    ·         After its complete I go through the mini setup, add the PC to the domain and I end up with the error when renaming/creating folders in \\server\share:  "Folder \\server\share does not exist.  Would you like to create it?" It doesn't matter if I hit yes or no, the error comes up again.

    Friday, January 05, 2007 7:35 PM
  • In my case I needed to (temporarily) turn off my Avast! Virus scan and I could rename and move folders again. Funny enough - after activating Avast again the problem still was gone.

    So check your virus scanner and turn it off for a moment - hope that helps :-)

    Friday, January 05, 2007 10:54 PM
  • I think we figured it out.  I was running ImageX.exe from a network share instead of from the PE 2.0 CD I created.

    If I run it from the PE 2.0 CD the problem seems to go away...Oops. 

    Anyhow give that a try if you're having the problem.

    Tuesday, January 09, 2007 8:40 PM
  • Thanks for sharing this with us BeerDragon.

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:52 AM
  • Got the same problem.

    Upgraded from XP to Vista Business.  UAC disabled / enabled did not matter.

    It's intermittent at best, but more than not.

    Funny thing is, if you do your renaming from Command Prompt, it stick :)

    But this is annoying.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2007 4:42 AM
  • I have the same problem.

    Here is the repro that I did yesterday:

    1. Format Hard Drive on New Dell Optiplex 745

    2. Install Windows Vista Business from the Open License DVD

    3. Install Symantec Antivirus Corp Edition 10.2.276 (SAVVISTA)

    4. Installed Office 2007 Pro Plus & SMS 2003 Advanced Client

    5. Test renaming files and folder on network share - passed.

    6. Capture image using SMS OSD Feature Pack Updated in October 06 on SMS 2003 SP2.

    7.  Deploy image back down to same machine using SMS OSD Install CD and SMS network share.

    8.  Test renaming files and folder on network share - FAILED

    9.  Uninstalled Symantec Antivirus and rebooted.

    10. Test renaming files and folder on network share - FAILED

    11. Uninstalled Office 2007 and rebooted.

    12. Test renaming files and folder on network share - FAILED

     

    Good luck everyone,

    Ed Hammond

    System Admin

    (Former SMS 2003 Software tester at M$)

    Friday, February 02, 2007 2:35 PM
  • Look like sms packing may be the issue let me talk to that group for you
    Friday, February 02, 2007 5:34 PM
  • Is there a fix for this yet? A patch needs to be issued for existing pre-installed computers.
    I have this issue on any network share I try to use. I have no problems locally, just over the network on shared folders.

    When I try to rename any file or folder I get:
    The M:\ Folder does not exist. The file may have been moved or deleted.

    I'm connecting from a Vista Ultimate 64 (build 6000) laptop to two different XP machines and a samba server. I can see the files, read and write to the files, but I cannot rename them.  The XP machines are set up with the shares shared only to administrators. The administrator accounts on both XP boxes and my vista laptop have the same password. The samba server is set up to allow access with the same administrator account.

    Everything works fine from both XP boxes. UAC is disabled and I'm logged in as administrator on Vista.

    I've done a fresh restore, but the problem exists out of the box. This is an HP laptop (dv9260nr) with Vista Ultimate 64 pre-installed, so the most I can do is a factory restore.

    This pretty much makes Vista pretty crippled for me since we use a central file server for all our stuff and access the computers across the network.

    Thursday, February 08, 2007 3:26 AM
  • Is there any resolution for this from MS yet?  I have the same problem on an Acer laptop... it seems ridiculous that I have to go out an buy a boxed version of Vista after I've already paid for the Vista license with the laptop.

    Furthermore, Acer doesn't seem to be able to do anything about this... a MS problem they say... MS says it is the job of the OEM licensee to chase down the resolution.... 

    Some action from MS would be appreciated.

     

    Friday, February 16, 2007 4:02 PM
  • I have the exact same problem, running windows vista ultimate, doesnt seem that ultimate to me!

     

    Can not create or rename files on my NAS drive or on any PCs with Windows XP pro...

     

    Can copy files to the shares no problem, I then have to use a XP machine to create the folder for those files...

    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:51 AM
  • I have been seeing this problem too with a pre-installed copy of Vista Ultimate 64 on a new HP dv9000 laptop.  I have been looking around the net for solutions, and so far the only one I have seen is to do a fresh (non-oem) install, which isn't an option for me. 

    If I had to guess what the problem is, I would guess it is related to locking.  I know from experience with Samba that when explorer creates a new folder it first creates a folder called "New Folder", then it renames the folder to whatever you want.  My educated guess is that explorer is locking the directory, preventing the rename from suceeding.  That would explain why doing a command line rename works. 

    I would also guess that there is some registry setting which fixes this, which made it into the retail version of Vista but didn't make it into the OEM version.  Has anyone figured out what registry setting fixes this?  I saw a knowledge base article on opportunistic locking, but I haven't tried turing it off yet.

     

    Friday, February 23, 2007 9:23 PM
  • I recently purchased windows vista home premium and what I got instead was a liscence pack with key for an extra computer but does me no good without a windows vista home premium disc,does any one have that disc that i can barrow?
    Saturday, February 24, 2007 5:28 AM
  • I am in the process of creating a Document on What folders permission have been changed in vista and why please give me a week to finish
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 3:54 AM
  • When it first happened, I thought it was a samba problem too. I tried turning off the locking and oplocks. Then I noticed it was happening on shares on my XP machines too. It did the same thing on every network share. My vista laptop is an HP dv9000 series. I tried re-imaging it, I tried the restore disk, I ordered and tried HPs restore disk, but nothing worked. Then, I did a reinstall with a clean copy and everything works fine now.
    Monday, February 26, 2007 7:30 PM
  •  JAYTF Security Forum Moderator wrote:
    I am in the process of creating a Document on What folders permission have been changed in vista and why please give me a week to finish

    Can I get a hint?  I find this bug really annoying.  What amazes me is that there isn't a fix anywhere on the net (short of doing a reinstall, which is just plain silly) .  This has been around long enough that I can't believe it didn't make it into HP's OEM image. 

    Monday, February 26, 2007 8:08 PM
  • Can we find more information to resolve the problem. I use Windows Vista Ultimate (Original - DSP Edition) and i can't rename any folder to my computer or to the network. I receive the msg "The file or folder does not exist". I am loggin in as the only user that exist (Administrator). Please if anyone knows the solution let as know... 

     

    Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:13 PM
  • Hi thsman,

    I've recently worked an issue very similar to what you have described with Vista Business Edition OEM.

    Symptoms, the error "The "\\servername\sharedfolder" does not exist. The file may have been moved or deleted. Do you want to create it?" comes up if a user copies a file from the Share, edits the file and then tries to copy it back. You are however able to successfully save the file locally ?

    A second issue was not being able to rename folders/files on the Share. Again locally is fine just over the network is an issue.

    Cause :  Possibly the way the OEM vender packaged the OS.

    Resolution : Create the parameters key in the following location  :

    HKLM/system/currentcontrolset/services/csc/parameters
     
    Then within the parameters key, create a DWORD Value named FormatDatabase with a value of (hex)  then reboot the machine.

     

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:47 AM
  •  ProfTech wrote:

    Hi thsman,

    I've recently worked an issue very similar to what you have described with Vista Business Edition OEM.

    Symptoms, the error "The "\\servername\sharedfolder" does not exist. The file may have been moved or deleted. Do you want to create it?" comes up if a user copies a file from the Share, edits the file and then tries to copy it back. You are however able to successfully save the file locally ?

    A second issue was not being able to rename folders/files on the Share. Again locally is fine just over the network is an issue.

    Cause :  Possibly the way the OEM vender packaged the OS.

    Resolution : Create the parameters key in the following location  :

    HKLM/system/currentcontrolset/services/csc/parameters
     
    Then within the parameters key, create a DWORD Value named FormatDatabase with a value of (hex)  then reboot the machine.

    This setting worked great.  Much easier than re-instaling Vista from scratch. I knew it had to be something stupidly simple, but so esoteric no one would ever figure it our on their own.  Thanks!!!!!

    Sam

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 7:48 AM
  • I upgraded from XP Media Center Edition w/SP2 to Vista Home Premium.  I didn't have this problem at first, but it just seemed to pop-up & it looks like I'm not alone.  I can rename existing folders, save system folders, but when I create a New Folder it will allow you to type a name and when you hit enter it goes back to New Folder for the name. ???? The only work around I found so far is to copy another file & rename it.  I hope reinstalling isn't the only solution.  Any help will be appreciated.

     

    Saturday, March 03, 2007 12:24 PM
  • Finally came across this fix myself after a week of trying to sort this out as my #1 Vista annoyance. Worked for me too and also fixed my Vista annoyance #2. My Offline Folders wouldn't work, kept saying to reboot to finish activation or enabling (or something like that) but rebooting never did anything. After this fix my offline folders came to life as well. I'm running an Acer laptop with an OEM Vista Ultimate.
    Monday, March 12, 2007 7:51 PM
  • I feel this problem is far from solved. I'm running Vista Ultimate as administrator. UAC is disabled. I have used Vista almost a month now and the folder renaming problem just appeared. And I can't copy/cut-paste folders either. I'm hoping the re-install isn't the only option.. Any reported inconveniences with software that might cause this?
    Monday, March 26, 2007 10:06 PM
  • Disabling offline files fixes this issue. But doesnt help if you need offline files.

     

    If you do need need offline files, and the ability to rename folders Wink you can try reinitializing the offline files cache:

     

    To reinitialize the Offline Files cache, create the following DWORD registry
    value with a value of 1 and restart the system.

    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters\FormatDatabase

    *Note that any unsynchronized changes will be lost. In addition, any files
    and folders pinned by means other than Folder Redirection or Group Policy
    will no longer be pinned on that client.*

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2:52 AM
  • I am experiencing the same problem - can't rename any folders, local or network - on a clean install of Vista Business using the MAPS partner pack software. I am logged in as Administrator and have tried disabling UAC, switching off AV (Eset NOD32) - neither makes a difference. I can rename using Command Prompt, but no joy in Computer / Network folder view...

     

    Is there a standard procedure to follow to resolve this? Trawling through the Technet forums and across the net this seems to be an all too common problem, but no standard responses or procedures to follow.

     

    BTW - I have another PC with Vista Ultimate - all is fine. Very similar software setup (NOD32, MS Office etc.)

    Wednesday, April 04, 2007 5:01 PM
  • We had the same problem. We did the following:

    Open the Control Panel and choose for classic, then choose "Offline files" and set the use of offline files off. That's all.

    Grtz
    Friday, April 13, 2007 10:52 AM
  • I think this is crazy. There is nothing about this directly in microsoft.com knowledgebase. I have the same problem. No matter what I do as an administrator, There are no locks anywhere, I bought this computer with Vista Home Premiem installed. Rename folders was working fine and then all of a sudden when I try to rename a file or folder, it always says "The file or folder does not exist". This shouldnt take rocket science but evidently it must. I tried going to regedit and doing what was suggested before but to no avail. Does anyone know how to contact microsoft. i have tried, No avail.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bob

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:14 AM
  • Grtz, that's grt!  Just what I was looking for!

    But I guess that means that Vista doesn't have all the kinks out of Offline Files yet, huh?

    Linked to this forum here.
    Monday, April 30, 2007 6:14 PM
  • How does a bug like this make it in to production???

     

    The original problem in this thread (and the one that I am having) is the inability to rename any folder, regardless of whether it is local or networked.  The above fix does not work on this issue.  This happened to me months ago, and I had to reinstall to resolve it.  It has just now popped up again, for no discernable reason.  Microsoft, has any progress been made to resolve this?

    Friday, May 25, 2007 4:02 AM
  • Same problem with new Fujitsu Notebook with OEM Vista Home Premium.   Cannot rename new folder on desktop, the folder will fully function as long as it is named "New Folder"  Cannot rename any files in any folders  get same error message "file does not exist"...Fujitsu technical, says they haven't heard of this?????????????????????, and will look into it??  I gave them this thread.  I cannot contact MS directly because this is an OEM  OS.     This is such a basic function of the Windows OS,  it should be fixed by now.  If the date bar is correct on this forum, this problem has been going on since the Beta version, July of last year, is that correct ????????   The other mentioned fixes here will not work,  I have no "online Files" in my control panel.  The Registry workaround, mentioned above and by MS:  KB934160 did not help either, and I don't know if I should leave that new reg. entry on my machine or not?

     

    5-30  Fujitsu calls, has no fix,  called MS paid the $ 59.00 fee, tech had no solution,

    asked for refund.

     

    What really stands out in this incounter with the MS tech, is the fact, he stated "he had never heard of the problem."?????  I told him just to Google it, and see how many people are complaining.

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, May 27, 2007 6:15 PM
  • Same problem here ...

     

    And it's not a image I restore ... It's a fresh install with Vista on MSDN ...

     

     

    Friday, June 01, 2007 2:19 AM
  • Perhaps we should check and see if any of us are running a common 3rd party program causing this. Here is snipping tool of my programs posted on my earthlink webspace, only way I could figure to post it here:

     

    http://home.earthlink.net/~pilot180/mypersonalsite/

     

    Monday, June 04, 2007 12:38 AM
  •  

    This has happened on fresh builds, imaged, no apps installed, many apps installed. Offline Files gets confused somehow. Disabling offline files has fixed all occurances.

     

    Go to Control Panel / Offline Files / click Disable Offline Files / Reboot

     

     

     

     

     

    If you do need need offline files, and the ability to rename folders you can try reinitializing the offline files cache:

     

     

    To reinitialize the Offline Files cache, create the following DWORD registry
    value with a value of 1 and restart the system.

    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters\FormatDatabase

    *Note that any unsynchronized changes will be lost. In addition, any files
    and folders pinned by means other than Folder Redirection or Group Policy
    will no longer be pinned on that client.*

    Monday, June 04, 2007 11:44 PM
  • My Vista Home Premium does not have an "offline files" in the control panel?  Are you working with Business Version?
    Monday, June 04, 2007 11:56 PM
  • IM having this same issue as of today it WHEN I MAKE A NEW FOLDER AND RENAME IT IM GETTING THE ERROR  the file or folder does not exist i tried the registry fix but i dont see a csc folder or w.e in there.any HELP THIS IS VERY ANNOYING and im not reinstalling cause of this!
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 2:17 AM
  • im also on vista home prem and there is no offline file option in control panel.
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 2:57 AM
  • has any one tried to repair vista to fix the issue?i hope ms makes a fix for this cause i need to rename folders right now im doing it the ghetto way name a folder on my other pc and email the folder to my self LOL
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 4:58 AM
  • I'm using Vista Home Premium and had the same problem not being able to rename or move folders.  I inserted my Vista CD provided by Dell and upgraded my Vista installation.  The installation took a long time, but the problem is fixed.  I hope this helps some of you.
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 4:29 PM
  • What do you u mean you upgraded your vista installation did you lose anything?did it take up extra hd space?cause i want to get this fix but i dont want to lose my data thanks.let me know asap
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 7:22 PM
  •  rudebwoy wrote:
    What do you u mean you upgraded your vista installation did you lose anything?did it take up extra hd space?cause i want to get this fix but i dont want to lose my data thanks.let me know asap

    Installed Vista over the current installation of Vista.  You don't lose any data or programs or take up more HD space. 

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 7:34 PM
  • well im back i tried it but getting a error when trying to install the update wont go through.something about components etc.hopefully microsoft or some one finds a fix for this =/
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 9:10 PM
  • well i spoke to ms on the phone again and after like 3 hours they got nothing...then they sent me this email..

    RESULT  : The client getting error message the file or folder doesnt exsit
    CAUSE  : Maybe security issue
    RESOLUTION  : Formating the drive and installing windows vista again.Resolution: <Educate Resolution>

    ^^ hmm not gonna happen
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 10:17 PM
  • Why to MS techs act as if they have never seen this?????  One called me back yesterday and had me fiddle around with things I'd already tried.......Could it be this is only happening on preinstalled OEM versions of Vista??????? Or comes on after a time on any version??????? like a built in virus.
    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 5:43 AM
  • hmm i bought a oem copy.i installed vista like 4 times on this comp and this is the first time it has came up..ive tried everything from

    safe mode..

    remove backround task..

    turn off fire wall..

    scan pc for errors which passed with no issues.

    and basically anything else you can think off..

    ms made me do all this and there last say was to format.which im not doing..THEY NEED TO FIX THIS ISSUE! cause all of us are not going to format due to the fact we cant rename folders.i spent a day putting all my progs back and im not going to waste time again..ms i hope u send out a fix for this issue soon!
    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 5:52 AM
  • btw everyone if you dont want to format google the program fast folder rename it works well and it renames the folder even with the vista error.so i guess i will be using this program till vista fixes the issue.
    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:23 AM
  • Hey,  I'm trying to run SFC (sfc.exe)  from Command Prompt as administrator on my own laptop to see if any corrupted files are causing this.  However Vista tells me only an "Administrator running a Console session can run this."???  I look in help for console session and get gobbledeguk:

    Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

    A tool used by computer administrators to manage the hardware, software, and network components of Windows. Both Microsoft and other software vendors offer programs, called snap-ins, that run within MMC to manage specific areas of Windows And does not tell me how to get to it?

     Do I own my Computer or not????  If I try to run it from "run" in start up window a black dos screen flashes for a half a second then nothing???

     

    How is MS keeping this so quite????  Seems the internet, like CNET etc. should be all over this,  is the payoff in full swing here or just denile by those that should lose their jobs........

    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 4:20 PM
  • ^^ ok this is what you do go to start run...search for command right click and run as the admin and it will work i also did this to search for errors to see if this was causing the folder errors but no luck.
    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 6:22 PM
  • You can run sfc by going to start->run->type "cmd" and hit enter, then type sfc /scannow in the dos box.

    I had this same issue and sfc found nothing wrong with any of the files. I tried doing a 'restore' from both the hard drive and from the HP restore CD, but neither worked.
    I ended up returning my 2 week old laptop and getting a replacement. The replacement had newer versions of several drivers, so I assume that it was a 'fresher' install than my original one. The new laptop had no problems.
    This problem does appear to be related to OEM installed versions of vista.

    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 6:48 PM
  • I'm in windows classic, so it was;  Start, Programs, Accessories, right click on CM,  go Administrator,  type in sfc/SCANNOW.   Let's see that's only about 6 clicks more then it took with Windows 98se.  And the Dos window it brings up is not full window and I can't expand it to read last words on right side, cursor does not work on it's expansion icon, anyone remember key board command to expand a dos window???

     

    Like above scan showed nothing.   About install of OEM vs. box,  from some messages above the problem only seems to appear after a certain time period when loaded from box anyway. 

    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:00 PM
  • i beg to differ i installed vista ay 4 times oem versions on my pc never had this issue till this week =/ i think it has to do with vista it self..
    Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:45 PM
  • New wrinkle,  when I  delete the "New Folder" from Desktop to recycle bin, and then try to restore it,...nothing happens!
    Thursday, June 07, 2007 4:45 PM
  • Me too have the same problem but from different cause.

    I joint Vista buz pc to NT domain (manually joint by create pc account at PDC), th epc can log on the domain and access any of domain information. But unable to rename folder and files with the error folder path does not existed.

    I tried normal user and administrator log on, and the same problem found.

     

    Friday, June 08, 2007 2:02 AM
  • ^^ yep that happens to =/ all we can hope for is ms to fix the issue
    Friday, June 08, 2007 3:29 AM
  • I'd really have to laugh at this if it wasn't so serious for some people.  While working with a tech this morning at Fujitsu, who again, said he hadn't heard of this folder problem, he admitted he is working on a PC with XP, that is blocked from going to forums on internet.  So, he could not even look at this problem that now has over 13,000 people watching.   I asked "can you duplicate the problem on your machine",......pause, answer,  " We are not using Vista".......Oh, just selling new Laptops with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Friday, June 08, 2007 4:00 PM
  • I encountered the same problem. I created a new partition and clean installed vista ultimate rtm from msdn media not oem. I copied my  main documents folder from the ws2k3 partition to the vista c: drive. The vista install has one user - me - set up as an administrator. When I tried to rename the folder nothing happened - although I did notice somewhere in the details screen that the object name had changed. I can't remember if I was able to add, rename, delete other folders at this point. My snap conclusion was that there was a conflict with the ws2k3 permissions. I could not see anything untoward in the security tab, but I figured maybe the problem was buried deep the folder hierarchy.

     

    After reading this thread I disabled offline files, restarted. It made no diff, but I could create and modify other folders. I created a new folder in c:\users and cut and pasted the sub folders. For now at least all is fine and dandy.

    Monday, June 11, 2007 8:09 AM
  • Are you able to change the name of that folder from "New Folder", to anything else????
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:45 PM
  • Microsoft tech called this evening again.  We spent  30 min. fooling around with things.  Nothing accomplished.  He said I have to reinstall Vista from OEM disc.    From what I'm reading here that does not work.  ( I declined doing that ), I asked if he could reproduce problem on his PC, he claims no, they are running Vista Ultimate.
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:45 AM
  •  180pilot wrote:
    Are you able to change the name of that folder from "New Folder", to anything else????

     

    Yes I can now but I don't remember if I was able to do so when I first noticed the problem. My experience could be a different manifestation of the same root problem, or completely unrelated.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 6:50 AM
  • I have found the solution

     

    if ur tired of wasting ur time reading forums like me(i've spent over 4 days trying to find a way to fix this)

     

    1 thing is for sure, time is money ...

    2 windows vista came out way too early because its FULL of bugs,

     

    now let me make sure i solve y our problem

    ... certain day, i made the BIGGEST mistake of my life and wasted 380 dollars on vista ultimate...

    now 30% of all my programs are compatible,.. the search option on win vista SUX ...

    it is way too complicated and time wasting...

    so, the best thing to do is,

     

    get your windows vista disc, put it in a safe place for about 2 years, format HD,

    install windows XP pro ,

    be happy untill 2009 ... by then it will be compatible ebough to THINK about using it...

     

    i have 4 computers at home, and 1 laptop ...

    4 of these machines came with windows vista.. and now they are all running on windows XP which is 2021313901238012 times better...

     

    so, if ur using windwos vista JUST because the graphics are cool, Im sorry but you aint being that smart...

     

    LOL ...

    Friday, June 15, 2007 1:19 AM
  • Has anyone here had a permanent cure by  reinstalling a Vista OEM version?
    Monday, June 18, 2007 4:41 PM
  • I'm wondering why this subject thread has gone silent,....can anyone else see this message?

     

    Anyway,  I reinstalled Vista Home Premium, over itself, ( with disk that came with new notebook, "Windows anytime upgrade", which is confusing to me, as this is not an upgrade, this machine was designed for Vista???),   keeping all my settings, ( well most of them, it turned Aero on again ), and programs, documents, photos, etc.  It took about 2 hrs.  However, I did not let it install updates first.   After restart,  I could rename folders again.  My thinking then was that the problem might be the updates.  So, I downloaded all 17 of them.  But,so far, ( one hour), I can still rename folders.  I'll re-post if the bug comes back.

    Friday, June 22, 2007 7:22 PM
  • I was unable to rename a folder this morning. I checked the permissions but there was no obvious reason why. I am a member of administrators and the administrator had full control. I could not delete the folder either. It prompted me for permissions but then failed. I could create, rename and delete new folders which had identical permissions. The difference was the troublesome folder had several layers of child folders.

     

    There seems to be something in Vista which blocks destructive operations on a parent folder when the folder hierarchy reaches a certain level. I found that by successively deleting folders from the bottom up I was eventually able to remove the whole lot.

     

    Apologies if this comment is not entirely related to the thread, or if it is already mentioned earlier in the thread, or if I am simply ignorant of a well-known feature

    Thursday, June 28, 2007 10:17 AM
  • I bought a copy of Vista Ultimate straight from MICROSOFT and installed it on a computer that had XP. The rename worked fine and all of a sudden quit. None of the suggestions have worked for me either.  I'm getting ready to email the relative who sent it to me at MS and see if he knows anything.
    Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:46 PM
  • same issue here

    sometimes i just have to copy paste some files into another named folder

    Friday, June 29, 2007 3:59 PM
  • To complete my previous comment, I should say my initial diagnosis was wrong. The reason I could not rename/delete my folder was actually because a child folder at the bottom of the hierarchy had the "delete sub folders and files" special permission disabled. It is annoying that Windows does not provide an informative error message instead of just failing silently (perhaps there is something in the event log?).
    Monday, July 02, 2007 7:04 AM
  • Has something to do with a hotfix.

    Install without hotfixes no problem, install with all hotfixes slipstreamed...same problem

     

     

    no patch for this yet???

    Wednesday, July 04, 2007 1:14 PM
  • I got the same probleme Sad

    Symptom : cannot rename any folder since this morning (I think). My Vista ultimate is running without problems since november but this morning I tried the new beta patchs
    http://thehotfixshare.net/board/index.php?showtopic=2962&pid=5028&st=0&#entry5028

    I tried to uninstall them, disabled offlines files, modify the registry but I keep having the error message.
    If I want to rename a folder with command line, it is ok but not with right click.

    please do something! I just started to really appreciate Vista for its stability Stick out tongue
    Monday, July 30, 2007 4:26 PM
  • I got the same problem last week, and finally, after hours of searching, I found a fix which solved the problem of not being able to rename folders.

    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=101978&st=0

    In that topic, nuhi presents a registry-fix for both 64 and 32-bit Vista Ultimate. The 32-bit fix solved my problem Big Smile
    Saturday, August 04, 2007 2:19 PM
  • that fix is only for those people who has used something called v lite and got the problem right after it,sorry.
    Monday, August 06, 2007 3:25 PM
  • Ok after a lot of reading here and on the V-lite forum I figured out the Rename issue starts after installation of one of these two updates

    1) Windows6.0-KB938194-x86
    2) Windows6.0-KB938979-x86 (I suspect this one from what I can tell)

    uninstalling the updates doesn't fix the issue because it's something the updates did to the registry and if you use the registry fix mentioned above it does fix the issue (at least it did for me) and you don't even have to reboot it's instant

    Here is a link to the fix  to avoid everyone from having to register on the other site to get the file

    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

    Remember I didn't write/create this just used it and it worked fine for myself and a few others who have tried it so use at your own risk....

    To install the file download it extract the file which is called 'FD32.reg' right click on it and select 'Merge' you'll get a warning about how this could Foobar the system ignore and click OK. now if you can't install that way then extract it to a specific location, lets say drive C:\  then go Start - Run (or Win+R) - type: regedit c:\FD32.reg It should popup something about merging ignore and click OK.  DONE....
    Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:17 PM
  • That fixed it. Thanks for the direct link. I can't believe what a steaming heap Vista is turning out to be.
    The dern performance fix breaks other stuff.

    Now if I could only get my notebooks, with an S, to hibernate od even sleep properly.
    Saturday, August 18, 2007 6:40 PM
  • I've got the same problem. I installed VirtualPC image with a custom vLite ISO dvd. After the image was ready I used Windows PE and imagex.exe to create the wim file and reinstalled the wim file on my lenovo notebook. After the CSC Offline Database format the renaming is working again. Thanks and guys from vLite should check their application for removing all those nice things from Vista .

     

    Monday, August 20, 2007 11:44 AM
  • THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  I was about ready to reformat.  You saved me HOURS of work!

    Monday, August 20, 2007 10:17 PM
  • I would like to say, thank you, for this one.

    I had two new Acer laptops running Vista Business and another 'backup' system running Vista Business with file sharing enabled.  The laptops were experiencing this problem creating either files or folders on the shares.  Right clicking in the browser and selecting New Text document or New Folder would allow the object to be created but would not allow the name to be changed, claiming the parent directory was not there and asking if I wanted to create it (repeatedly if I answered Yes), until I said, No.  The file or folder was created, however, with the default name, and could subsequently be deleted, but not renamed.  The same would happen with new documents created in Word.

    Creating the Parameters key and the DWORD value within it, as described, resolved the issue (I did also turn off Offline Files, and then turned it back on, before rebooting).

    I did wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that Offline Folders was turned on but not initialized - as nothing had been set to be offline files at this stage.

    Bearing in mind the length of time this issue has been around it is surprising it had not been resolved in a hotfix, or something, and more widely known about - I found lots of people with this or similar issues by trawling the web but none others with satisfactory fixes.

    I have, however, experienced a similar (unrelated) local problem with the filing system on the backup system whereby, even with full permission set on a directory, files and directories show up as Read Only (even after unsetting) and backup files (from a database backup) will refuse to be overwritten - forcing me to create a (java) script file to move the original file out of the way, and then delete it after the backup file had been recreated.  But this should probably be in another thread.

    Tuesday, September 04, 2007 3:36 PM
  • biline i love you !! you solved my problem... owe u big time!

     

    Wednesday, September 05, 2007 3:43 PM
  •  

    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

     

    it really works..

     

    Thanks you Bilinie

    Thursday, September 06, 2007 1:56 PM
  • I'm having the same problem.. Started a few days ago. I don't have "offline files", restored my laptop to the restore point just before the last windows update, and tried Bilinie's solution - still doesn't work. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
    Friday, September 07, 2007 4:15 PM
  •  Excalibur! wrote:
     thsman wrote:
    Had a smooth installation and everything seems pretty good but I just can't rename any folders in any location. Doesn't work with new or existing folders. Any ideas?


    I have the same problem. I can't rename any folder in any partition. Everything was quite fine for ten days, but from yesterday I can't rename or cut any folder. I installed a Flash Renamer and with it I can rename but this is not a solution... I get error: "The file or folder does not exist."

    Also, five days ago I lost my links in Navigation Pane... strange...
    Monday, September 10, 2007 10:57 AM
  • IT REALLY WORKS!!!!!

     

    thank you Biline!!!

     

    Your help is very much appreciated...

     

    More power and please continue the good intentions of making our tech lives more convenient and easier!

    Friday, September 14, 2007 2:58 AM
  •  

    well heres my thing ive used avast on boot schedule mode whatever used adware i dont have any ie add ons running mmm everything seems fine just cant rename its a clean install vista 32 i get file or folder does not exist error while trying to rename in my internal hd but my external works fine.  i cant drag or drop but i can copy and paste i have ownership of the files and im also an adminastrator..
    Monday, September 17, 2007 3:03 AM
  • I believe I have the same problem, however mine did not give me this error for months after I installed it, now it's here.  I am only having problems when I try to right click and go to New > Folder and if I leave the folder named New Folder it's fine, but when I try to rename it, I get the error stopping me.  I could still create and rename files though.  I was playing around with the settings in Windows Media Player right before this occured.  I changed tons of the options in all of the tabs so it may have had something to do with something changing in there.  I believe I also used to vlite CD as well, but the problem didn't start until now.  Anyways, I found the fd64.zip file and patched the registry with that and it solved the problem!  It's really weird that it didn't start until now either, I didn't restart the computer before it began or anything with the updates.

    Monday, September 24, 2007 11:01 PM
  •  RanaMoon wrote:

     

    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

     

    it really works..

     

    Thanks you Bilinie

     

    There's also the x64 fix at http://www.vlite.net/files/fd64.zip

    Monday, September 24, 2007 11:03 PM
  • Thanks a LOT to Biline....

     

    I have today just gone through every page of this thread trying to fix such a simple problem which in most cases can be remedied by Re-installing the Vista version you have PURCHASED with the Machine/Laptop and MS themselves cannot put a patch in???

    Shame when such a simple fix in registry does the job!!!!!!

     

    Thanks to Biline I will tell all my customers there is hope.

    I actually work in the IT retail industry and have been telling all my customers to have patience MS will come up with a fix,

    I suppose faith can be misplaced.

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 12:36 PM
  •  

    hi ... i am digging a little bit deeper to get it filed as a bug and get an official fix out to the public.

     

    here is what i found by comparing the fixed REG with an affected PC:

    The areas in red where missing.

     

    1. i added the marked red values from the first key and the renaming worked...

    2. i removed the same values again and renaming still worked

    3. i will try to restart the PC and find a way to reproduce the error...

     

    But just to know adding one of the following will fix the issue.

     

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{15CA69B3-30EE-49C1-ACE1-6B5EC372AFB5}]
    "Name"="SamplePlaylists"
    "Category"=dword:00000003
    "RelativePath"="Sample Playlists"
    "ParentFolder"="{3214FAB5-9757-4298-BB61-92A9DEAA44FF}"
    "LocalizedName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\
      6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\
      2c,00,2d,00,32,00,31,00,38,00,32,00,30,00,00,00
    "Attributes"=dword:00000001

     

     

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{859EAD94-2E85-48AD-A71A-0969CB56A6CD}]
    "Name"="SampleVideos"
    "Category"=dword:00000003
    "RelativePath"="Sample Videos"
    "ParentFolder"="{2400183A-6185-49FB-A2D8-4A392A602BA3}"
    "LocalizedName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\
      6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\
      2c,00,2d,00,32,00,31,00,38,00,30,00,37,00,00,00
    "PreCreate"=dword:00000001
    "Attributes"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B250C668-F57D-4EE1-A63C-290EE7D1AA1F}]
    "Name"="SampleMusic"
    "Category"=dword:00000003
    "RelativePath"="Sample Music"
    "ParentFolder"="{3214FAB5-9757-4298-BB61-92A9DEAA44FF}"
    "LocalizedName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\
      6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\
      2c,00,2d,00,32,00,31,00,38,00,30,00,36,00,00,00
    "PreCreate"=dword:00000001
    "Attributes"=dword:00000001

     


    Tuesday, October 09, 2007 5:37 PM
  •  

    Thank you dear you saved my timming for re-installation of windows for this issue,

     

     

    Wednesday, October 10, 2007 11:43 AM
  • Thanks a lot Biline! It worked instantly!
    And thanks for sharing the file!!!
    Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:31 AM

  • Hi!

    I'm having the same problem here.
    Have tried every solution I could find, but none of them seem to work.

    Description of my problem:
    When I try to move/rename, cut and paste folders, nothing happens. Not even an error popup of any kind.
    Everything works fine with files.
    Folder copy and paste also works.
    The weird thing is that I can rename those "special" folders in my C:\Users\Username folder,
    by "special" folders I mean: Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Music, Pictures, Searches and Videos.

    My system is a clean installation of Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit (6.0.6000) on a laptop computer.
    For a couple of days it worked fine, but then the problem started.

    P.S. Renaming works with command prompt (cmd or powershell) and with totalcommander.

    wahur
    Saturday, October 27, 2007 10:25 AM
  •  

    Thank you very much biline You saved me a lot of time ^^
    Saturday, October 27, 2007 1:06 PM
  • I've been dealing with this issue since I started implementing Vista.  I rolled out Vista to one of my clients before others.

    I basically have two network drives, a general share and then a private, home share. 

    I went through all the same steps as everyone else did and finally came across the resolution of adding the FormatDatabase with a Hex value of 1 to registry key of HKLM/system/currentcontrolset/services/csc/parameters

    And then for good measure, I would turn off offline folders.  This solved any problems I had with on the general share.

    But I continue to have the same issue with the private, home share.  When I go to New -> Folder, I get an error window saying Destination Folder Access Denied.  You need permission to perform this action.

    There is nothing unique about my network.  I have two servers, an SBS 2003 server and a Win 2003 R2 file server.  The shares are all located on the file server, and the private shares are created using the Microsoft means of adding the UNC path to the folder in the Home Folder part of the box on the profile tab of a created user.  Anyway, the method is correct - and it is no shock that my XP users have no problem.

    All my Vista laptops are from Dell (as are my servers) so we're dealing with the OEM version.

    Has anyone else seen or fixed this issue as I describe it?  Where you can fix the issue for general network shares but have trouble with the private/home share?


     


    Wednesday, November 07, 2007 8:09 PM
  • and Microsoft has FINALLY ackowledged this issue.  Too bad Vista has been out 339 days (279 days retail).

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934160

     
    Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:49 PM
  • I've done some troubleshooting on my own and have an answer for this - but the circumstances are strange.

    I have two servers on my site:
    Server1 (Windows 2003 SBS)
    Server2 (Windows 2003 R2)

    Both are DCs.

    Server2 has all the data storage.  I have a share called "shared" and another share called "home$" which the users map their home folders to in the form of:

    \\server2\home$\%username%

    My Vista users are getting the error described in KB 934160 when accessing their home folder.  However, they do not get an error when accessing the "shared" share after I disabled offline folder caching.

    I have found that if I map the user's home folder to \\server2\%username% (presuming I shared the user's folder appropriately), I get no errors.

    Here are other things I tried:

    map user home folder to \\server2\any-other-share - WORKS CORRECTLY
    map user home folder to \\server2\other-share\other-folder-name - WORKS CORRECTLY
    map user home folder to \\server2\other-share$\other-folder-name - WORKS CORRECTLY

    map user home folder to \\server2\home$\other-folder-name - DOES NOT WORK
    map user home folder to \\server2\home$\%username% - DOES NOT WORK

    In each case, I let ADUC create the home folder, as I put in the path for the home folder (I usually do connect h: to \\server2\home$\%username%) so I know that each folder was created with the same permissions since Windows did it.


    Based on this, the problem only seems to be with subfolders of my home$ share when I map direcly to the subfolder.  But if I create other shares (with or without the $ at the end of the share name), I have no probelms.


    So in the short term, for my Vista users, I'm going to reshare out their home folders.  They will have access to the same data at either:

    \\server2\home$\%username%
    or
    \\server2\%username%

    The difference is that the second option will not give the error.  If I find something more helpful, I will post back.
    Thursday, November 08, 2007 5:27 PM
  • as an interesting side note - Vista Backup Status and Configuration is not affected by this issue.  I will explain.

    I set all my laptops to use backup status and configuration for backup.  They all back up straight to their H drives (home folders).  When I set it up, it prompts me for credentials.  I find it easier to put admin credentials here rather than user credentials becuase if the user changes his/her password, the backup will fail.  Anyway, using the admin credentials, the backup succeeds.  Then I thought, maybe the user's credentials are the problem.  Perhaps if the user is accessing the share using admin credentials, it will work.

    Not true.  I went to manage my network passwords and told it to use the admin crednetials when accessing server2, and I get the same error.  So it is not a user issue, this is still a Vista issue.

    Thursday, November 08, 2007 6:02 PM
  • i have vista ultimate version, it was working ok,but now it has an error when i try to rename a folder

    the error is "THE FILE OR FOLDER DOES NOT EXIST"

    please reply me as soon as possible

    i am very thanksfull to all of you

     

     

    Thursday, November 08, 2007 8:50 PM
  • I have tired the procedure with admin rights on a dell latitude d630 and rebooted but the parameters value is missing after I reboot.  I have tried several times....

     

    any ideas?

    Thursday, November 08, 2007 10:57 PM
  • Hello everybody

    The solution is so simple and already posted in the topic
    just download this and open
    http://www.mediafire.com/?f5pvsexyxro
    Thursday, November 15, 2007 2:13 PM
  • I executed the instructions here (multiple times) and it did not work.  I've also disabled offline folders.  No luck.

     

    Still searching for any help that is out there.

     

    Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:25 PM
  • I started having this problem yesterday.  i can't move or rename and folder on my computer.  i am running Vista Home Premium.

    I imported FD32.reg and the 64 bit version.  Nothing

    I created the Parameters Key, Nothing (strange i didn't have the csc folder in the registry either so i created it)

    I can't disable offline browsing becuase i am running vista home.

     

    Please help.

     

    Friday, November 30, 2007 4:16 PM
  • that reg file worked... thanks alot! (i reformatted my pc but it didnt work >.< thanks for that reg file)
    Saturday, December 01, 2007 4:42 AM
  • ANY time I attempt to rename ANY newly created folder a "Rename" error box appears that says, "The file or folder does not exist."  Consequently, I have a "New Folder" file, a "New Folder (2)" file, a "New Folder (3)" file, etc.  Is there ANY way to apply a name to a newly created folder?  Is this someone's ideal of a practical joke?

     

    Thursday, December 20, 2007 9:25 PM
  • We have exactly the same problem on 2 SBS servers and all the Vista machines...

     

    Problem:

    Even logged in as a domain admin, we can create folders on previously accessible shares (with XP,) but Vista seems to require some other permissions.  Interestingly, if we open a Command Prompt on the same Vista box that can’t properly access the shares and we can MD/RD, rename, delete and create?!   

     

    The conditions are: 

    -SBS 2003 R2 with all service packs applied.

    -Vista Business with all updates applied.  (We have not installed SP1(RC))

    - KB 926505 has been applied

    -Vista computers were manually joined to the domain without error. We purposely did not use the //server/connectcomputer wizard.

    -We then attempted to join the domain with //server/connectcomputer, but we has so many errors returned by nshelp.exe that we aborted.

     

    Results:

    -Vista logs into SBS domain without error

    -Outlook 2007 connects to Exchange and all functions operate normally.

    -The ONLY problem we can find the “permissions” problem using shares on server.  

     

    One customer has already boxed up the Vista computers and shipped them back, but other REALLY needs us to find a solution to this issue!  Any help would be gratly appreciated!!!

     

    Thanks,

    -Paul R

    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 9:03 PM
  •  JAYTF Security Forum Moderator wrote:

    I have been working with File shares and have not had the issues with over 20 different customers.

    Let get some info

    what server os and version

    what version of Vista,

    Upgrade, or fresh build

    What Kind of user are you (admin or standard)

    What are the File share premission

    can move a file via command prompt from Vista computer

    what app is creating files

     

    This will help id the problem and hopefully the solution



    When we initially started installing Vista on SBS domains we had no problem whatsoever.  Now, however, something has changed and the Vista boxes don't properly connect.  I mean, they do connect, in fact everything appears normal until to try to use a network share. 

    However, if we open a command prompt on the same Vista box and go to a mapped drive, we can copy, rename, md, rd, etc. etc...
    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 10:19 PM
  •  Brazilian Brain wrote:

    I have found the solution

     

    if ur tired of wasting ur time reading forums like me(i've spent over 4 days trying to find a way to fix this)

     

    1 thing is for sure, time is money ...

    2 windows vista came out way too early because its FULL of bugs,

     

    now let me make sure i solve y our problem

    ... certain day, i made the BIGGEST mistake of my life and wasted 380 dollars on vista ultimate...

    now 30% of all my programs are compatible,.. the search option on win vista SUX ...

    it is way too complicated and time wasting...

    so, the best thing to do is,

     

    get your windows vista disc, put it in a safe place for about 2 years, format HD,

    install windows XP pro ,

    be happy untill 2009 ... by then it will be compatible ebough to THINK about using it...

     

    i have 4 computers at home, and 1 laptop ...

    4 of these machines came with windows vista.. and now they are all running on windows XP which is 2021313901238012 times better...

     

    so, if ur using windwos vista JUST because the graphics are cool, Im sorry but you aint being that smart...

     

    LOL ...



    after joining 10 Vista boxes to an SBS domain and unfortunately NOT finding this shares/permissions glitch until afterwards, our client boxed up all the new Vista machines and sent them back.  The Vista machines that we're joined 8 months are ok, so it seemed like a no-brainer to add more. NOT!!!

    It's ironic, Macs and Linux connect without error to the same SBS shares...

    -Not LOL. 
    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 10:34 PM
  • WHAT DID???  I'm still looking for the fix!  Did someone find the solution?
    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 11:31 PM
  •  RanaMoon wrote:

     

    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

     

    it really works..

     

    Thanks you Bilinie



    Has Microsoft blessed this registry mod? 
    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 11:48 PM
  • This does not solve the problem.

    Thursday, December 27, 2007 12:10 AM
  • Thanks a million biline

    after hours of searching for a solution to this annoying problem

    & on the verge of a re-install......

    found your fix ----> http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

    & it works like a dream

    Cheers once again
    Friday, December 28, 2007 10:31 AM
  • Hi friends i experienced this problem today(5/1/2008).
    HEar is solution 100% working.........

    http://www.chicagotech.net/Tools/fix_rename_issue_Vista.zip

    download above registry file....
    regiter.......
    thats it

    Saturday, January 05, 2008 2:16 PM
  •  biline wrote:
    Ok after a lot of reading here and on the V-lite forum I figured out the Rename issue starts after installation of one of these two updates

    1) Windows6.0-KB938194-x86
    2) Windows6.0-KB938979-x86 (I suspect this one from what I can tell)

    uninstalling the updates doesn't fix the issue because it's something the updates did to the registry and if you use the registry fix mentioned above it does fix the issue (at least it did for me) and you don't even have to reboot it's instant

    Here is a link to the fix  to avoid everyone from having to register on the other site to get the file

    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

    Remember I didn't write/create this just used it and it worked fine for myself and a few others who have tried it so use at your own risk....

    To install the file download it extract the file which is called 'FD32.reg' right click on it and select 'Merge' you'll get a warning about how this could Foobar the system ignore and click OK. now if you can't install that way then extract it to a specific location, lets say drive C:\  then go Start - Run (or Win+R) - type: regedit c:\FD32.reg It should popup something about merging ignore and click OK.  DONE....


    Thnx Mann... It Worked For Me... 1000times Thnx For Posting...
    Friday, January 11, 2008 4:44 PM
  • I have found the solution, this error occurs after we update windows patch KB938979 by windows update, which is sometimes we set on auto update.

    I have patch file to fix this problem but dont know how to upload this patch on this web site anyways, you guys can e-mail me and i will send you patch.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 8:11 PM
  • I have detect the cause of this error, it happends after windows gets update KB938979, I have patch with me but dont know how to upload it here on this web page, anyways here is my e-mail address  syeds1@hotmail.com send me e-mail and i will send you the patch.

     

    Thanks God Im finally got through with this annoying error caused my Microsoft update.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 8:20 PM
  • I have tried applying the one line registry fix by adding the FormatDatabase=1. <<Dell tech support found this thread>>

    This however did NOT work for me.  I have not tried the registry patch provided.  It has so many keys that are modified (it might be better than reloading but I don't know what is being fixed or why it may work.  I appreciate however that it is availalble. Thanks for posting and shareing, but please tell us more about it.).

    My environment - 2 new DELL laptops - Windows Vista Business, SBS 2003 Server

    I was not able to rename files/folders on the share.  I was not able to do a file save as... from Microsoft Office 2007.  The file would be saved but be empty (have no data).

    A tip from an earlier poster mentioned that perhaps this is a problem with share name.  I have always used hidden shares by specifying the $ after the share. 

    I have left the existing share in place however created a new share without the hidden parameter "$".  I am now able to rename folders and files. And I can save files from Office 2007.


    I would still like to know more about the .reg patch file that was created to fix problem.  Does this somehow tell Vista that hidden shares are ok.


    However for now I have fixed the problem by not using hidden share for vista machine.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:07 AM
  • Also, I have found that it does not work to have folder under the share mapped directly.

    So replacing \\server\user$\%username% with \\server\users\username also does not work despite not having a hidden share.  However having \\server\%username% does work. 

    %username% is what I use in my batch file to map folder.  %username% utilized the enviromnet variable username.

    I hope that this helps someone further.
    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:31 AM
  • i was haveing the same problem with windows vista business. then finally i got soluation from the net.

    go to this link below and downlode "Folder_rename_fix_32.zip"


    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

    To install the file download it extract(unzip file using unzip software) the file which is called 'FD32.reg' right click on it and select 'Merge' you'll get a warning about how this could Foobar the system ignore and click OK. now if you can't install that way then extract it to a specific location, lets say drive C:\  then go Start - Run (or Win+R) - type: regedit c:\FD32.reg It should popup something about merging ignore and click OK.  DONE....

     

    i hope it will fix that rename problem in your pc.

    good luck

    Saturday, February 02, 2008 2:26 PM
  •  

    i was haveing the same problem with windows vista business. then finally i got soluation from the net.

    go to this link below and downlode "Folder_rename_fix_32.zip"


    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

    To install the file download it extract(unzip file using unzip software) the file which is called 'FD32.reg' right click on it and select 'Merge' you'll get a warning about how this could Foobar the system ignore and click OK. now if you can't install that way then extract it to a specific location, lets say drive C:\  then go Start - Run (or Win+R) - type: regedit c:\FD32.reg It should popup something about merging ignore and click OK.  DONE....

     

    i hope it will fix that rename problem in your pc.

    good luck

    Saturday, February 02, 2008 2:29 PM
  • Hi i just got vista and downloaded the fix but then this message came up please help!!!:


    Cannot import:
    (Folder name)
    Not all data was successfully written to the the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.



    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:56 AM
  • Thank you biline, very helpful and very useful. Problem solved so once again...THANK YOU!
    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 5:24 PM
  • NOTE: SOLVED A SIMILAR PROBLEM ON MY MACHINE!

    Where I work, we have home folders on a server in the server room:
    \\servername\users\username1

    This file is designated as our home folder somehow in Active Directory according to our IT guys.

    I got a new Dell Laptop running Microsoft Vista and found that I could not rename or move files created under my home folder. I could create a folder (for example, "New Folder") but could not change the name to something else.

    I ultimately had our IT guys create a share of the folder:
    \\servername\username1

    This allowed me to access the files in my home folder normally, as long as I used the share and did not browse to the home folder directly. For what it's worth, I was getting and Access Denied error both in windows explorer and from the command prompt when using the folder directly.

    I noticed that I was not having the problem on the laptop in safe mode. Nor did I have the problem on my desktop running Microsoft Vista. I set about comparing all the services and other processes running in all scenarios and began killing off the potential culprits one-by-one.

    I finally got to WavXDocMgr.exe (the very last one in my list of potential offenders..) in task manager. After killing this process, I was able to access my home folder normally.

    This file is part of the software installed for the external Dell-branded fingerprint reader on my new Dell Laptop. It belongs to the EMBASSY Trust Suite by Wave Systems and was some sort of document manager.

    Since I didn't really like the software anyway (really slow logging into the machine), I unistalled the software, rebooted, and the problem was gone!


    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 8:05 PM
  • Wow how important can OS's be to this corperation if they canteven make updates properly, cant support over 80% of hardware and piss off 99% of customers???????

    ps thanks for the fix, and im installing it for a mate not for me, linux updates work!
    Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:33 PM
  •  

    thx man, I had the same problem with a dell laptop d630 with default windows instalation that have this *** (embassy trust suit), I can´t create files or change files when offline, because when I back online, this *** DELETE all the files in the server that have been changed when offline and don´t sync.

     

    after remove it, all works fines.

     

    THX DELL for  f*****ing my life. Nice idea $50 plus and you have a fresh install from new dell computers

     

     

     Jerrill thx for confirmed my problem, well I not only that had this problem and I think that a lot of people will have this problem too.

     

     

    NOTE: Sorry for bad english, I´m from Brazil. Hope all people can understant what I said.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 2:12 PM
  • Thank tou very much. Problem solved,cost a lot of time!

     

    Friday, April 04, 2008 9:33 AM
  • thank you very much for the solution !!

    Friday, April 25, 2008 2:19 PM

  • Wow, way to go Jerrill !

    I have been reading all through these pages importing registry entries and reading about everyone getting Vista working.  Well I had the exact same problem on a Dell laptop with XP installed.  I thought I was gonna be hosed, then on the last page of this thread you find my version of the problem.  Thank you very much.  Killed the process and everything works.  Uninstalling the waste of software now.

    Chris

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:01 PM
  • I have a similar problem.  I right click and pick rename to simply rename a folder... then a box keeps popping up wanting to rename the files inside that folder.  All I want to do is rename the damn folder, nothing on the inside.  BOY!!! Microsoft really outdid themselves this time with Vista...what a piece of ***!

     

    Saturday, June 21, 2008 1:53 AM
  • if your running window vista go to start rifgt click and choose properties old menu then try to remame folders

     

     

     

    Friday, July 25, 2008 8:54 PM
  • Many thnx, this solved the problem for me and saved me alot of time.

    Monday, August 11, 2008 12:32 PM
  • I have paid for a result with Microsoft but nothing works. I've just reinstalled Vista again and it worked for a while but now I can't rename or move folders.

    I can't restore folders from recycle either.

    This is maddening!

    HELP

     

    Sunday, August 17, 2008 3:52 AM
  • Thank You Jerrill, very useful

     

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 8:33 AM
  •  Dschachman wrote:

    I started having this problem yesterday.  i can't move or rename and folder on my computer.  i am running Vista Home Premium.

    I imported FD32.reg and the 64 bit version.  Nothing

    I created the Parameters Key, Nothing (strange i didn't have the csc folder in the registry either so i created it)

    I can't disable offline browsing becuase i am running vista home.

     

    Please help.

     




    Dschachman.... Im in the same situation as you. FD32.reg is not a proper fix for everyone. Feels like a hack to me tbh. Also running Vista Home Premium.

    Im guessing you are on an OEM version too? Please a solution would be great. Really wishing Microsoft would just release an update to rebuild this core windows function!
    Friday, November 14, 2008 12:20 AM
  •  

    Please users help me in this problem you help someone God helps you,, new folder is not renaming im using vista home pre,,'please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,
    Sunday, November 16, 2008 10:16 AM
  • Thanks, this was exactly what I was looking for!  I noticed the problem for some of our latest Dell notebooks but I was nable to do anything about it except reinstall the OS.  It's much easier to get rid of the Application.

     

    Monday, November 17, 2008 5:58 PM
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I had the same issue running XP on a D630 - and spent hours trying to sort it out... till I read you post.
    Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:39 PM
  • Ok, so I thought that the registry patch didn't work either. The thing is, you need to run it as an Administrator. If you don't, you THINK you successfully added the entries to your registry, as Winblows doesn't give you an error message, but in reality, you haven't done it. To get it to work, you first have to do the following:

    You can enable the built-in administrator account by going to Start and
    typing cmd.exe In the results, right click cmd.exe and select the Run As
    Administrator option.

    In the command window, type the following command:

    net user administrator /active:yes

    Press Enter.

    This will make the built-in admin account visible on the login screen.

    Then you 'switch user' to Administrator, double click on the file with the registry entries, click on the button saying 'Yes, I really am certain I don't want all my folders to be named New Folder (X) you idiotic excuse for an OS' and hey presto, you get back this eclectic functionality. But hey, who needs to rename folders anyway? Let's leave that up to the registry entries! GEEZ!!!

    Wednesday, February 04, 2009 1:01 PM
  • Sorry guys, I was wrong. I had only tested it on the Administrator account. My normal account still has problems. 
    Wednesday, February 04, 2009 1:56 PM
  • biline said:

    Ok after a lot of reading here and on the V-lite forum I figured out the Rename issue starts after installation of one of these two updates

    1) Windows6.0-KB938194-x86
    2) Windows6.0-KB938979-x86 (I suspect this one from what I can tell)

    uninstalling the updates doesn't fix the issue because it's something the updates did to the registry and if you use the registry fix mentioned above it does fix the issue (at least it did for me) and you don't even have to reboot it's instant

    Here is a link to the fix  to avoid everyone from having to register on the other site to get the file

    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

    Remember I didn't write/create this just used it and it worked fine for myself and a few others who have tried it so use at your own risk....

    To install the file download it extract the file which is called 'FD32.reg' right click on it and select 'Merge' you'll get a warning about how this could Foobar the system ignore and click OK. now if you can't install that way then extract it to a specific location, lets say drive C:\  then go Start - Run (or Win+R) - type: regedit c:\FD32.reg It should popup something about merging ignore and click OK.  DONE....

    Thanks!!Works great for me..

    • Proposed as answer by jdennis Tuesday, June 23, 2009 3:53 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 10:54 PM
  • I ran into a slightly different problem...

    From domain accounts on a Vista machine, users we're unable to rename folders even if full local administrators. We have a domain network and user network drives are assigned the J: drive letter. I found that a media card reader using the J: drive letter will make it so that folders cannot be renamed in Vista. Once I reassigned the media card reader's drive letter to something else and logged off/logged on, I could rename folders just fine.

    Symptom:
    Cannot rename folders from domain accounts in Vista.

    Solution:
    Check to see if there is a card reader, etc. using J: as it's drive letter. If so, right click on "Computer" and choose "Manage." Once in the Management Console, use disk management to assign a different drive letter to that card reader. Disconnect any user mapped network drives and log off/log on. The network J: drive should be mapped automatically and folder renaming should work.

    Hope this helps someone...
    • Proposed as answer by jdennis Tuesday, June 23, 2009 3:56 PM
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 3:56 PM
  • wat i have seen is that this problem occoured twice with me and by that i mean i had installed fresh installationsof vista on my laptop twice. and this problem didnt occour until or unless i had installed windows updates....other than that it was working absolutely fi9...now i dun know abt which update but there was a problem due to it. right after i hate updates the OS....
    • Proposed as answer by M. Muneeb Khan Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:06 PM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:04 PM
  • Ok after a lot of reading here and on the V-lite forum I figured out the Rename issue starts after installation of one of these two updates

    1) Windows6.0-KB938194-x86
    2) Windows6.0-KB938979-x86 (I suspect this one from what I can tell)

    uninstalling the updates doesn't fix the issue because it's something the updates did to the registry and if you use the registry fix mentioned above it does fix the issue (at least it did for me) and you don't even have to reboot it's instant

    Here is a link to the fix  to avoid everyone from having to register on the other site to get the file

    http://www.biline.ca/dl_files/Folder_rename_fix_Vista_32.zip

    Remember I didn't write/create this just used it and it worked fine for myself and a few others who have tried it so use at your own risk....

    To install the file download it extract the file which is called 'FD32.reg' right click on it and select 'Merge' you'll get a warning about how this could Foobar the system ignore and click OK. now if you can't install that way then extract it to a specific location, lets say drive C:\  then go Start - Run (or Win+R) - type: regedit c:\FD32.reg It should popup something about merging ignore and click OK.  DONE....

    This problem came up on my laptop this morning , after three years!  this fix worked first time, thank goodness 
    • Proposed as answer by WorkPlan01 Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:27 PM
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:02 PM
  • So we are in 2012 now and MS did not even bother to fix this issue yet, the ultimate solution for this is to

    Go to Control Panel / Offline Files / click Disable Offline Files / Reboot 

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:29 PM