Unable to Rename Files in Explorer

  Crodge 11:12 22 Mar 2007

Somehow the Rename facility in Explorer has "disappeared". It no longer appears in the Right Click Menu and is greyed out from the File Menu. I cannot even Rename any new folders I create - they just display as New Folder 1, 2 etc. My computer has XP Home SP2. Help !

  moorie- 11:15 22 Mar 2007

hi if you go into explorer,tools/folder options/view /select show hidden files and folders,exit
then hopefully be able to rename

  Technotiger 11:20 22 Mar 2007

or - do a System Restore back to before this problem started.

  Crodge 14:45 18 Apr 2007

Thank you for the responses. Neither worked unfortunately so it's back to the drawing board!

  johndrew 15:03 18 Apr 2007

Is this a problem that has occurred since installing new software? If so it could be some kind of incompatibility. Try uninstalling the software and see if the problem resolves.

  Technotiger 15:25 18 Apr 2007

Hmm, try with your anti-virus turned off (go off-line first) especially if you are using Avast. Not that there is anything wrong with Avast, but it has been known to cause this. If it works with your anti-virus off, the problem will probably be cured even when you restart your anti-virus.

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