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“This folder is shared with other people” when renaming not shared folder


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:22 PM

When I try to rename a folder on the D: partition that used to be a Windows XP recovery partition that has some Pokemon commissions in it, I get this message.

"This folder is shared with other people
If you rename this folder, it will no longer be shared."

 

But the folder is not shared nor has it ever been.

 

What is going on? Why does Windows 7 think that it is shared?




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#2 masterthemachines

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:29 PM

Hello there, 

 

This happens because of the way the Access Control List is queried by Windows Explorer to determine if the folder is shared. Because this folder you tried to rename is a child folder of a parent folder and the two folders have a different security entries, Windows will treat as a shared folder. This causes Explorer to give you the warning that you received. 

 

​Just double check, this must be a shared folder. 

 

Hope this helps! 



#3 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:35 PM

That response looks like from the website that I used as a base for my question which they were talking about deleting not renaming. anyway, the answer is a foreign language to me. aka I don't understand it. And two different computers can have two different reasons and fixes behind errors



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 07:03 PM

Do you have a home network?

 

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