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Renaming Folders in Windows 10 File Explorer RRS feed

  • Question

  • When accessing a folder name either in the Navigation pane or the body of the Windows File Explorer (overtype or F2 Edit), I get a message that it can rename a folder that is open. No matter how I access the folder, it is always considered "open" and I get that message. How can I avoid this situation and rename a folder?
    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:04 PM Looking for the correct forum.
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:16 PM

Answers

  • You must have some files open inside this folder in other running apps. Close all running apps and then try to rename that folder again. 
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:41 PM
  • Hello,

    Follow up questions should be asked in the Windows 10 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:04 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • You must have some files open inside this folder in other running apps. Close all running apps and then try to rename that folder again. 
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:41 PM
  • Hello,

    The Windows Desktop Perfmon and Diagnostic tools forum is to discuss performance monitor (perfmon), resource monitor (resmon), and task manager, focusing on HOW-TO, Errors/Problems, and usage scenarios.

    As the question is off topic here, I am moving it to the Where is the Forum... forum.

    Karl

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:54 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Follow up questions should be asked in the Windows 10 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:04 PM
    Moderator