Cant rename files/folders


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Hi everyone, i've installed W10 x64 today.. In the file explorer I can't rename any file or folder.. F2 not work, right click/rename don't work, and single left click over the name file/folder don't work.. The only that works is right click, properties, and change the name from there.

From the desktop, all methods works OK, but if i enter in file explorer, not.

I've read A LOT on the web, folder permissions are right, i'm administrator. Try several things, but nothing seems to work.. I'm thinking roll back to W7, any idea? THANKS!
 
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Hi everyone, i've installed W10 x64 today.. In the file explorer I can't rename any file or folder.. F2 not work, right click/rename don't work, and single left click over the name file/folder don't work.. The only that works is right click, properties, and change the name from there.

From the desktop, all methods works OK, but if i enter in file explorer, not.

I've read A LOT on the web, folder permissions are right, i'm administrator. Try several things, but nothing seems to work.. I'm thinking roll back to W7, any idea? THANKS!

I am experiencing the same. I first noticed the issue after upgrading to the fall creators update. Then I thought if I did a clean install that would resolve the issue. It did not. Also after the clean install was finished, and with no other programs imstalled, I was still unable to right click and rename files/folders. I’m really surprised more users have not noticed this issue.
 
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Hey guys,
I'm experiencing exactly the same after upgrading to fall creators update. I thought about a registery issue as I used several scripts to remove folders from "My computer" or from the navigation pane as well as the Ribbon Disabler and putting these registry keys back doesn't change a thing.
 
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@Camille Marotte, I was able to verify your info. I'm able to rename files and folders in all views except for the small icon view.
Yes it's not ideal of course but at least we have a workaround until a fix is released. But it means it should affect everybody who installed the Fall Creator Update.
 
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Same issue here after Fall Creators Update. Rename function (right click, Rename) no longer works in Small Icon View, which is the view I like the most. In all other views, the Rename function works fine. As noted in this forum, a workaround in this view is to right click a file/folder and select Properties and change the name there. It works that way, which is better for me than changing the view, renaming, and then changing back the view. Hopefully Microsoft catches this and fixes it soon. When this first happened to me, I tried searching and got nothing. Thought it was my system or something. Now after a few days, searching gets a lot of hits now as more and more people are discovering this issue.
 
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I clicked on "view" (at top) and then clicked "Details" (under "small icons"), and now I can change the file names without having to go to medium icons.
 
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I have several files of a series [12] on a USB drive of which 3 had all capital letters and the rest have a mix of caps and lower case. I couldn't correct those 3 to the mix, ended up Moving them to an internal drive, successfully renamed them then Moved back to the original location, worked fine. Of the hundreds of files on that USB drive those are the only ones I couldn't change, so far, don't know if it was the download [all came from the same site within a 30 minute period] or something else.
 
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Still no fix ?
The fix is listed for Redstone 4 (Build) 17035

Code:
ATTENTION DEVELOPERS: We fixed an issue from the previous flight where launching an app with a debugger attached caused it hang at the splash screen. Debugging UWPs now works again.
When the default location is set on your home or office PC, Cortana now knows to show you location-based reminders in the area on your PC. Your default location can be set in the Maps app.
We’ve updated Cortana Collections to now support light theme.
We’re making some changes to the Data Usage settings page under Settings > Network & Internet — you’ll notice some differences in this build. Not everything is working so stay tuned for an announcement in a later flight when everything is up and running.
We fixed an issue where some Store download errors were unexpectedly displaying on the Windows Update history page.
We’ve updated the Action Center to now use Fluent Design’s Reveal. You’ll also notice we’ve updated “Clear all” to now say “Clear all notifications” to improve discoverability.
We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to swipe to clear notifications from the Action Center in the last few flights.
We fixed an issue where dismissing an alarm notification above lock resulting in the alarm sound continuing to play despite being dismissed.
We fixed an issue where after uninstalling an app, its pinned tile might still exist on the Start Menu.
We fixed an issue where after connecting via Remote Desktop the first local launch of Start menu would show Start briefly clipped to the top half before animating in the bottom.
We fixed an issue where after upgrading the Start Menu might contain multiple listings of apps with only the name “NoUIEntryPoints-DesignMode” and a grey tile.
We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to rename files in File Explorer when using the Small Icons view.
We fixed an issue where using the File Picker from a UWP app would show an error saying “multiple selections aren’t allowed” when attempting to pick multiple images from a phone connected to the PC via USB.
We fixed an issue resulting in “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” being reset after upgrading.
We fixed an issue resulting in a drop in Start menu reliability in the last two flights.
We fixed an issue where notifications with progress bars wouldn’t update while the Action Center was open.
We fixed an issue where valid characters in the touch keyboard were unexpectedly disabled in password fields for certain keyboards.
We fixed an issue where you couldn’t switch to alpha mode when using the touch keyboard using a third party Japanese IME since the key wasn’t available.
We fixed an issue where the input indicator state wouldn’t be preserved across reboot if set to something other than the default value.
We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard coming up unexpectedly after setting focus to Start when in tablet mode.
We fixed an issue resulting in ink strokes in OneNote sometimes unexpectedly changing thickness after interacting with buttons in the app.
We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard not coming up in certain text fields with the keyboard docked in tablet mode.
We fixed an issue where words would sometimes get duplicated when using the handwriting panel in certain apps.
We fixed an issue resulting in screen flickering in the last flight after bringing up the game bar, volume slider or other on-screen UI when playing fullscreen DirectX9 games.
We fixed an issue resulting in Forza Horizon 3 unexpectedly failing to run with an “unsupported graphics card” error on some laptop configurations.
We fixed an issue where pressing Shift + Del while editing the URL of a favorite would delete the favorite entry instead of performing a Cut action.
We fixed an issue from the previous flight where changes made to About:flags in Microsoft Edge wouldn’t persist.
So we should see the fix in spring 2018.
 
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The fix is listed for Redstone 4 (Build) 17035

Code:
ATTENTION DEVELOPERS: We fixed an issue from the previous flight where launching an app with a debugger attached caused it hang at the splash screen. Debugging UWPs now works again.
When the default location is set on your home or office PC, Cortana now knows to show you location-based reminders in the area on your PC. Your default location can be set in the Maps app.
We’ve updated Cortana Collections to now support light theme.
We’re making some changes to the Data Usage settings page under Settings > Network & Internet — you’ll notice some differences in this build. Not everything is working so stay tuned for an announcement in a later flight when everything is up and running.
We fixed an issue where some Store download errors were unexpectedly displaying on the Windows Update history page.
We’ve updated the Action Center to now use Fluent Design’s Reveal. You’ll also notice we’ve updated “Clear all” to now say “Clear all notifications” to improve discoverability.
We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to swipe to clear notifications from the Action Center in the last few flights.
We fixed an issue where dismissing an alarm notification above lock resulting in the alarm sound continuing to play despite being dismissed.
We fixed an issue where after uninstalling an app, its pinned tile might still exist on the Start Menu.
We fixed an issue where after connecting via Remote Desktop the first local launch of Start menu would show Start briefly clipped to the top half before animating in the bottom.
We fixed an issue where after upgrading the Start Menu might contain multiple listings of apps with only the name “NoUIEntryPoints-DesignMode” and a grey tile.
We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to rename files in File Explorer when using the Small Icons view.
We fixed an issue where using the File Picker from a UWP app would show an error saying “multiple selections aren’t allowed” when attempting to pick multiple images from a phone connected to the PC via USB.
We fixed an issue resulting in “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” being reset after upgrading.
We fixed an issue resulting in a drop in Start menu reliability in the last two flights.
We fixed an issue where notifications with progress bars wouldn’t update while the Action Center was open.
We fixed an issue where valid characters in the touch keyboard were unexpectedly disabled in password fields for certain keyboards.
We fixed an issue where you couldn’t switch to alpha mode when using the touch keyboard using a third party Japanese IME since the key wasn’t available.
We fixed an issue where the input indicator state wouldn’t be preserved across reboot if set to something other than the default value.
We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard coming up unexpectedly after setting focus to Start when in tablet mode.
We fixed an issue resulting in ink strokes in OneNote sometimes unexpectedly changing thickness after interacting with buttons in the app.
We fixed an issue resulting in the touch keyboard not coming up in certain text fields with the keyboard docked in tablet mode.
We fixed an issue where words would sometimes get duplicated when using the handwriting panel in certain apps.
We fixed an issue resulting in screen flickering in the last flight after bringing up the game bar, volume slider or other on-screen UI when playing fullscreen DirectX9 games.
We fixed an issue resulting in Forza Horizon 3 unexpectedly failing to run with an “unsupported graphics card” error on some laptop configurations.
We fixed an issue where pressing Shift + Del while editing the URL of a favorite would delete the favorite entry instead of performing a Cut action.
We fixed an issue from the previous flight where changes made to About:flags in Microsoft Edge wouldn’t persist.
So we should see the fix in spring 2018.
6 months without being to rename files in most people favorite view style...congrats Microsoft
 
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I should clarify that my renaming issue #10 was with Version 1709 Build 16299.19 [RTM], not on Version 1709 Build 17035.1000 [Insider Preview].
 
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Good deal, it works. I was expecting to have to wait six months for a fix but Microsoft apparently got right on it. Back to having my rename in small icon view work right. Thanks for the update.
 

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