Problem: When I try to rename or move my folders, they don't keep their new names or move to their new locations. I do not receive an error message, they just don't do as I say.
Cause: A Windows Explorer User Shell Folder registry entry as been edited incorrectly.
How to Fix: Firstly, ask yourself if you have gone into the registry yourself and edited any entries that could have something to do with Windows Explorer's User Shell Folders. The path to a place where Windows Explorer registry entries are kept is "HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/User Shell Folders". Even if you haven't, open up Windows RegEdit, which can be started by typing in "regedit" into Run, which is found on the start menu, or by going into your local disk, the C: drive, opening the WINDOWS folder and opening "regedit" or "regedit.exe", clicking "Show Hidden Files and Folder" should Windows tell you that they're hidden. All the keys' data should start with "%USERPROFILE%". It is possible they might say "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%", which can cause other problems, such as your Startup folder running twice. If you have edited an entry, you might have changed it to "%USERSPROFILE%" and forgotten to delete the S when you deleted ALL. This is the problem. Change it to "%USERPROFILE%", restart, and your problem should be solved!
Hello Staff and Users of Vista Forums,
Recently, less than a week ago, I lost the control to rename or move my folders. As you can presume, this problem is very tedious. I have looked around the topics here on Vista Forums and have not been able to solve the problem. I have taken ownership of my folders and that hasn't changed the situation as suggested. When I do attempt to rename or move my folders, I receive no message, and the file stays where it was, how it was. This only happens with my folders, my files show no resistence to being moved or renamed as I see fit.
I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 and have owned the computer for around one and a half years. Vista was pre-installed. Thank you for your attention and thanks in advance for your help.