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Microsoft Fix it Solution For An Error Message When You Use Windows Explorer to Rename Folders is now Live!

Microsoft Fix it Solution For An Error Message When You Use Windows Explorer to Rename Folders is now Live!

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We just released another Microsoft Fix it solution for a Knowledge Base (KB) article. This Microsoft Fix it resolves an issue where using Windows Explorer to rename a folder results in "The file or folder does not exist" as described in KB 949109.

Technical details about this Microsoft Fix it solution
Name: Error message when you use Windows Explorer to rename folders
Version 1.1.1 - Automates steps in KB949109.

  • Blocks on any operating system except Windows Vista
  • Sets all the registry values under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions
  • Sets all the registry values under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • Deletes a duplicate RecycleBin entry of HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
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  • PingBack from http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/windows-vista-clubhouse/26576-microsoft-technets-fix-blog.html#post124107

  • no me soluciono nada el problema sigue igual

  • Sorry but this fix did not work for me. Still getting file does not exist message.

  • Greetings Ian,

    Thank you for taking the time to post a comment.

    When you mentioned "it failed," do you mean the Fix it failed to run or it failed to resolve your issue?

    If the Fix it failed to run please provide us any error messages or details about the failure.

    If the Fix it ran but didn't resolve your issue ensure you having the same issue that is described in Knowledge Base article 949109 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949109)? The Fix it is only designed to resolve the issue described in 949109 so if you are having a different issue the Fix it won't resolve it.

    Since you are running Windows Vista please open an administrative command prompt and run a command for us. You may do this by the following steps.

    1. Select Start > All Programs > Accessories, right mouse click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

    2. In the command prompt type the following command (without the quotes).

    "reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions /s > %userprofile%\desktop\FolderRename.txt"

    The above command will create a text file on your desktop named "FolderRename.txt." Please mail that file to us, at fixit4me@microsoft.com

    Sincerely,

    Steve

  • Tried on 27-Jan, 2009 with no help. Still have same problem.  Can not rename or move files.

  • Hello Bill,

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Can you run the following reg query commands and send the files (folderrename.txt and profilelist.txt) to fixit4me@microsoft.com?

    1. Select Start > All Programs > Accessories, right mouse click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

    2. In the command prompt type the following command (without the quotes).

    "reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions /s > %userprofile%\desktop\FolderRename.txt"

    "reg query “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList” > %userprofile%\desktop\ProfileList.txt"

    The FolderRename.txt and ProfileList.txt files will be located on your desktop.

    Thanks,

    -brian

  • bewildering..........even in English, its too technical at this point...idea of "fix it" sounds wonderful...keep up the good work.....in simple language,please? I have windows XP, and am still pedaling in the slow lane.........

  • We have re-released this Microsoft Fix it solution to account for additional scenarios that were uncovered after the first Microsoft Fix it was released.

    Instead of only writing the SamplePlaylists registry value under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions we now:

    * Set all the registry values under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions

    * Set all the registry values under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    * Delete a duplicate RecycleBin entry of HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    Thanks,

    -brian

  • after downloadin sevral reg keys still no luck, then came this fixit .     worked 1st time and no restart required a++++++

  • Hy everybody.

    I had to apply this fix on a Vista Home Premium x64 (it was *very hard* to find this solution) and after rebooting, my AutoCAD 2010 and Max 2010 don't work anymore. Anybody knows how that fix may be affecting AutoDesk software?

    Thanks for help,

    F.

  • How to uninstall this software?...

  • I have no idea why I cannot access the internet using Internet Explorer it gives me a message that say: The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\urlmon.dl l is not a valid Windows image. Please check against your installation diskette.

  • Same failure in Windows 7, please allow this patch also for win7 or include in SP1

  • He me to fix problem of resiving e mail mss

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