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cant rename folder..help!

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#1 jonip


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 02:40 AM

Hello. Today I was setting up folders and organizing my computer life. NOW suddenly i cant rename folders. when i rt click on the folder and scroll down to 'rename' option , i click on it (rt click with my mouse)..and the folder name is whited out for all of 1 second; not long enough to type the new name of the folder.
Could this be a mouse problem?

IT was working fine earlier today; now it isnt. hmmm

I restarted the computer; that didnt help.

can anyone make suggestions?

Thanks in advance..JoniP

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 03:21 AM

Try the keyboard shortcut F2 to rename files or folders. Select a folder, then press F2. If same thing happens then its not a mouse problem.

#3 longtooth


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:40 AM

First and foremost is it a laptop or a tower, I have come across this issue when a customer has liquid damage to their keyboard, try plugging in another keyboard, this is possible on a laptop too. Also you could try a system restore to an earlier point at which it worked, This will solve the issue if it is software based only, not if it is a hardware issue.

Edited by longtooth, 17 January 2010 - 08:44 AM.


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