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Unable to rename files in Windows 8.1

  1. #11

    Sorry, I missed that when I was reading this thread. Yiou have already done what I was suggesting.

    I see you already tried two restore points as well.

    I'd try a refresh next. Leaves your data intact and most of your installed software. Even though it leaves your data intact I'd strongly sugget backing up your data before trying it:

    Refresh Windows 8

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  2. #12

    Nope, thats what he wanted to tell you, i think you should refresh, cause its not a registry problem, its a very deep one, as i said its same result for safemode so its not a 3rd party program that caused this, only fix is a refresh.
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  3. #13

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    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)

    Hello, I didn't really read through this post that well, just skimmed. Check out my reply (#10) on this post: Difficulty renaming/deleting folders (TRY AGAIN or CANCEL)
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