using a different account (such as the default ADMINISTRATOR account)?
Can you then rename folders?
If so (and this is highly likely) you just need to create a new user account and transfer your present files etc into your new account then log in as the new account and take ownership of any you get an access error on. Corrupted user profiles will do some strange things.
Apparently at some point, the Registry on my PC was corrupted such that I cannot rename folders, either ones that already exist, or a "New Folder" that is created.
I get the error message "The file or folder does not exist."
I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium (32Bit Version) on a new Dell Inspiron D530 desktop computer.
I have tried several websites, including Microsoft's (and others) at:
where I created the RenameFolders.reg file suggested and ran it(and it did NOT work)
and at the website:
where I download the Fix_Rename_32_Bit_Vista.reg file and ran this as suggested and it ALSO did NOT work.
I e-mailed Microsoft about this, and they told me that as my OS was supplied by Dell Computer to contact them.
Dell Support, also could not help me fix this problem, although they tried. Finally, their only solution was to pay for Premium Tech Support (either with them or with Microsoft), or to restore my PC to factory condition.
(This latter option I would rather NOT do, as it would requite lots of time, as I'd need probably 20+ CDs burned alone just for my digital camera pictures, plus additional CDs for my other data, plus the time this would require to do, plus reinstalling my other software back onto my PC.)
Does anyone have a SOLUTION to this problem that actually works?