Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:30 PM
Windows XP, SP 3 Professional
Dell Inspiron E1705
About a month ago I lost the option (right click or in the pane to the left side of window) to rename files or folders that are in My Documents.
I had a friend look at it and he was able to verify that they could be renamed using the DOS prompt and the REN command.
I did a Disk Cleanup, ran Malwarebytes, ran AVG virus scan, and then did a Defrag. When I did the defrag, I noticed that I have a lot of files
that can't be defragmented. I have never had that many files unable to defrag. Lots of files won't defragment.
However, I don't have this problem with files on my desktop. Just in My Documents.
I also remember a few weeks ago I had created a "New Folder". When I tried to rename it, that's when I discovered the problem. At some
point after that, I created another "New Folder" and realized it was named "New Folder (2)" because there was already one with that name.
So, I deleted the first "New Folder". But, when I go to the recycle bin, it is not there. I also deleted another empty folder yesterday. It was
named My Received Files and had been in My Documents since I got the computer. But, again when I go to the recycle bin, it is not there.
I have RClicked My Documents>Properties and seen that the "Read Only" block is not checked, but it is filled in green shading. So, I click on
it to get it white and save it, then come back and it's green again.
I find others with this problem, but no threads that have a rememdy. I hope someone can solve this issue for me.