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How do you rename the 'My Music' and 'my pictures' folders in XP?


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#1 Yorkie

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:56 PM

How do you rename the 'My Music' and 'my pictures' folders in XP?

I don't know what happened but 'my music' and 'my pictures' folders somehow got renamed to '%s's music' and '%s's pictures'
and now nothing will work with it e.g. itunes.

When I right click there is no 'rename' option?


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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:15 PM

You might want to run virus/maleware scans .

Also, go here,

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:36 PM

Why is this a known virus?

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:37 PM

Folders were renamed.
The rename feature is missing from the right click menu.

That ISN'T normal XP behaviour.

I would highly suspect you have unknownly aquired something that isn't good & doesn't belong in XP .
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:13 PM

Actually...XP should have recreated new folders...if those are truly missing.

I would try moving those to another partition...then rebooting. On reboot, new folders should appear.

Do you have any problems with the contents of these folders that have changed?

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:19 AM

No, the contents of the folders that have been changed, as far as I can see, are fine and open/work as they should.

*** Update ***

I have found this solution posted by The Mimico Kid and it worked for me, the link is:-

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1080311

The Mimico Kid:-
"Re: the folder "itunes" cannot be found
Posted: Aug 14, 2007 5:39 PM in response to: 2wild4tv
Solved


There is a way to proceed when the My Music folder doesn't appear in Tweak UI but it requires editing the Windows XP Registry - in which a small mistake can cause big problems - so, if you're not familiar with that procedure, it is important that you first read over this article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Once you're confident that you're ready to proceed, here's the Nigel Carpenter fix:

1. On the Start menu go to ‘Run’

2. Type in RegEdit

3. Navigate in RegEdit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

4. Delete any entry for ‘My Music’

5. Navigate up the tree to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

6. Make sure there is an entry for ‘My Music’ and is pointing to C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music (you can edit the value by double clicking it)

7. Close RegEdit

8. Reboot"

Edited by Yorkie, 09 June 2009 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:27 PM

YAY!!!!! YOU SOLVED IT YORKIE!!
I registered just thank you for finding the solution!
I've been having a hard time looking for people with the same problem but couldn't find anything!

Once again, Thanks!!!

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:21 PM

You got itunes to work , that's good.

Did the fix remedy the renamed folders problem & restore the renamr option to the right click menu ?
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:12 AM

You got itunes to work , that's good.

Did the fix remedy the renamed folders problem & restore the renamr option to the right click menu ?



Yes, the remedy did solve the renamed folders problem & restore the rename option to the right click menu.



Thanks Saelee, glad I could help.




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