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"FILE OR FOLDER DOES NOT EXIST"

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PeeTree

#1
I have seen several different people with this problem, so I am not the only
one.

I am running Windows Vista Ultimate, and everything was working fine, until
one day I went to reorganize my music, and when I tried creating a new
folder, it wouldn't let me rename it. "File or folder does not exist" pops
up. This is quite frustrating, I have tried everyone's suggestions. They all
fail. If anyone has found a way to fix this annoyance, that would be
fantastic.

p.s. I miss XP
 

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#2
Where were you trying to create this folder?
You can't create a folder in, or use the "My Music", "My documents", etc, as
these aren't really folders.

Use the Music folder under your login account, or under the Public account
(if you want to share the music)




"PeeTree" <PeeTree@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I have seen several different people with this problem, so I am not the
> only
> one.
>
> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate, and everything was working fine,
> until
> one day I went to reorganize my music, and when I tried creating a new
> folder, it wouldn't let me rename it. "File or folder does not exist" pops
> up. This is quite frustrating, I have tried everyone's suggestions. They
> all
> fail. If anyone has found a way to fix this annoyance, that would be
> fantastic.
>
> p.s. I miss XP
 

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alfetch

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#3
Hello, i have had the same problem in some time now.. When i create a folder on my desktop which i want to rename. I get the error "Folder does not exist"...

I got vista ultimate.. Can you help? I have administrator rights.
 

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Yasir shah

#4
Please let me know if you get the answer of your question from some body
because I also faced the same problem of renaming the folders on my desktop.
Thanks a lot !

"PeeTree" wrote:

> I have seen several different people with this problem, so I am not the only
> one.
>
> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate, and everything was working fine, until
> one day I went to reorganize my music, and when I tried creating a new
> folder, it wouldn't let me rename it. "File or folder does not exist" pops
> up. This is quite frustrating, I have tried everyone's suggestions. They all
> fail. If anyone has found a way to fix this annoyance, that would be
> fantastic.
>
> p.s. I miss XP
 

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Ronnie Vernon MVP

#5
Yasir

There is a short tutorial that fixes this problem in Vista at the following
website.

New Folder - Vista x64 Forums:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69837-new-folder.html


--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"Yasir shah" <Yasirshah@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Please let me know if you get the answer of your question from some body
> because I also faced the same problem of renaming the folders on my
> desktop.
> Thanks a lot !
>
> "PeeTree" wrote:
>

>> I have seen several different people with this problem, so I am not the
>> only
>> one.
>>
>> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate, and everything was working fine,
>> until
>> one day I went to reorganize my music, and when I tried creating a new
>> folder, it wouldn't let me rename it. "File or folder does not exist"
>> pops
>> up. This is quite frustrating, I have tried everyone's suggestions. They
>> all
>> fail. If anyone has found a way to fix this annoyance, that would be
>> fantastic.
>>
>> p.s. I miss XP
 

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Gold3nMan

#6
that didnt work for me, anyone else have a suggestion, thanks.

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> Yasir
>
> There is a short tutorial that fixes this problem in Vista at the following
> website.
>
> New Folder - Vista x64 Forums:
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69837-new-folder.html
>
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Yasir shah" <Yasirshah@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:90AEEF1A-9077-41BF-8E32-D51CBE713542@xxxxxx

> > Please let me know if you get the answer of your question from some body
> > because I also faced the same problem of renaming the folders on my
> > desktop.
> > Thanks a lot !
> >
> > "PeeTree" wrote:
> >

> >> I have seen several different people with this problem, so I am not the
> >> only
> >> one.
> >>
> >> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate, and everything was working fine,
> >> until
> >> one day I went to reorganize my music, and when I tried creating a new
> >> folder, it wouldn't let me rename it. "File or folder does not exist"
> >> pops
> >> up. This is quite frustrating, I have tried everyone's suggestions. They
> >> all
> >> fail. If anyone has found a way to fix this annoyance, that would be
> >> fantastic.
> >>
> >> p.s. I miss XP
>
 

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PeeTree

#9
I just ended up getting a new computer anyways. I really hope everyone can
figure out why Vista is being so lame. nothing seemed to fix it.


I love my macbook tho.

"PeeTree" wrote:

> I have seen several different people with this problem, so I am not the only
> one.
>
> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate, and everything was working fine, until
> one day I went to reorganize my music, and when I tried creating a new
> folder, it wouldn't let me rename it. "File or folder does not exist" pops
> up. This is quite frustrating, I have tried everyone's suggestions. They all
> fail. If anyone has found a way to fix this annoyance, that would be
> fantastic.
>
> p.s. I miss XP
 

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#10
Probably just a case of insufficient permissions, or virtual store.


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"PeeTree" <PeeTree@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I just ended up getting a new computer anyways. I really hope everyone can
> figure out why Vista is being so lame. nothing seemed to fix it.
>
>
> I love my macbook tho.
>
> "PeeTree" wrote:
>

>> I have seen several different people with this problem, so I am not the
>> only
>> one.
>>
>> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate, and everything was working fine,
>> until
>> one day I went to reorganize my music, and when I tried creating a new
>> folder, it wouldn't let me rename it. "File or folder does not exist"
>> pops
>> up. This is quite frustrating, I have tried everyone's suggestions. They
>> all
>> fail. If anyone has found a way to fix this annoyance, that would be
>> fantastic.
>>
>> p.s. I miss XP
 

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Brink

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#11

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#12
Sadly this does not fix it on my machine. Lemme explain something different in my situation. This error ONLY occurs with network files (Desktop folder redirection, or network shares). I have ownership (in the case of the desktop redirection exclusive access) and am member of the administrators account.

Local files are no problem at all. With the exception of a weird folder rename problem with permissions even tho I own the folder/files in question, but that is for another thread as it only happens with dvddecryptor....


**** OK Well after some more digging I noticed that there was an error concerning the Offline Files service:
(The Offline Files service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the path specified.)

So I disabled Offline files and the problem went away, Offline files NEVER worked anyway so no big.

Just thought I would add that as something to check if your still having issues...
 
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#13
Hi brokenmachine65,

Thank you for reminding me about the Offline File issue to. It has been added to the tutorial.

Shawn
 

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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Other Info
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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Brink

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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#18
Joe.... What are you talking about? The file you suggest is the same file (diff name) as the above, the only difference is:
1) He posted newb instructions for the technically challenged
2) We pointed out that offline files must be disabled in certain situations (like mine) for the above mentioned files to have any effect.
 

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tim757

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#19
When I download and click to merge the recommended .reg file, all it does is open a text file. I am not able to merge it into my registry. I have already tried every fix I have seen on the internet, and I have also downloaded and run both Registry Mechanic and RegCure.

Nothing is working for me to eliminate this problem. If I wasn't stuck using MS Office, I would have already ordered a MacBook Air. This Vista o.s. is the worst p.o.s. since Windows 98.
 

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#20
If all it's doing is opening a text file when you right click and choose merge then you have bigger issues with your PC that you need to look into.

P.S. 98 was a very fast and stable platform for it's time, when I was using it I never, not once, had it crash on me and I ran it from late beta's all the way till XP. If you want crap look at Windows BoB or Windows Me. If you want a Mac then buy one, put some version of windows on it so you can run the programs everyone else has but be happy knowing you paid 3x for the right to say you own a mac :)
 

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