Why I can't rename one of my "Favorites" ?

  Antonio Machado 21:24 20 Sep 2009
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Hello experts !

I work with Windows XP Professional (Pack 3) and a moment ago I wanted to rename one of my "Favorites" but I couldn't: it appeared this message "Error renaming File or Folder" "Cannot rename it. Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use".

What can I do my friends ? I am sure the file is not currently in use. But I don't know what to do regarding to the "write-protection".

Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.

Best,

Antonio.

  woodchip 22:02 20 Sep 2009

don't think you can as it's a url address

  GaT7 22:07 20 Sep 2009

If you just need to rename the bookmark (& not the url as woodchip says):

Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Favorites & do it from there.

If you're still unable to do so, use Unlocker click here to 'unlock' any process(es) locking it & try again. G

  Sea Urchin 23:19 20 Sep 2009

Where are you trying to change the name? I have XP Pro and can easily rename any of my favorites - not the URL but just the name.

Start - Run - Favorites - right click and select Rename - type new name and Enter.

  Antonio Machado 01:46 22 Sep 2009

Hello Urchin:

Thanks for making time to help me. You are right, the steps you detail are exactly the same steps I always follow to rename all my favorites: Start-Run-Favorites-right click and select Rename-type new name and Enter.

Those steps function o.k. with almost all of my Favorites exception made of two or three. That is the problem I have. So I was wondering what to do regarding to the message "Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use".

Any suggestion about it ?

Thanks in advance, best,

Antonio.

  GaT7 12:04 22 Sep 2009

'So I was wondering what to do regarding to the message "Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use". Any suggestion about it ?'

Hi Antonio, did you try my method & Unlocker? See my initial post.

First download & install Unlocker.

Then, if you're using IE:

IE > Favourites > right-click the bookmark you need to rename & select Unlocker.

In the Unlocker window, you can first unlock any process & then rename it, or simply select Rename & do it from there.

I realise this isn't the ideal method of renaming bookmarks, but you say only a few behave this way. G

  Daiol 15:09 22 Sep 2009

Hi.Just opened my fav box,and right click on one of the favorites and i could rename it.??.daiol

  Antonio Machado 01:59 23 Sep 2009

My friend Crossbow7: I followed your suggestion step by step, you are right, that "Unlocker" makes the job ! Thanks a lot for making time to help others !

Best,

Antonio Machado.

  GaT7 13:16 23 Sep 2009

I'm glad that helped Antonio :-).

However, it has left me wondering why processes would be locking these URLs in the first place. Your system could be infected with malware or similar.

Run HijackThis (HT) click here, & post the resultant log in a dedicated HT forum click here (list in the left column).

You can also do a quick DIY HT analysis via click here. Do NOT manually remove anything on your own - ask for help on one of those forums. G

  Antonio Machado 17:26 23 Sep 2009

Hello my friend: thanks again for your help, I'll visit those websites and follow their indications. Best, Antonio.

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