Windows Vista, Home Basic
I am unable to:
Rename a New Folder, no matter where I create it.
Restore a New Folder from the Recycle bin.
This only happens for New Folders, other files work fine.
No error message given, it just does nothing, or when trying to rename the folder it goes back to 'New Folder'.
I have tried:
Full virus scan with MSE.
Full Anti Malware bytes scan
I have removed and recreated $Recycle.bin on each of the 2 partition drive.
Renamed 'Folder Descriptions' key in the Registry and used the .reg file to recreate this entry, which is supposed to be the fix for unable to rename a new folder.
Home Basic does not have Offline Files, so its not that fix either.
Changed user profiles and the problem remains
Use Safe Mode and the problem remains.
Gone back 2 weeks in System Restore, no change.
I only have a 'Anytime' Vista DVD, which cannot do a overwrite system repair.
I suspect the Folder Description registry entry is missing something! - or someplace else in the registry.
Not really sure, I got no problems with my Vista Basic x32 but how do you Rename the Folder? You can right-click then Rename. There are some software add-ons that do the same thing but they are XP use only and not compatible with Vista.
Perhaps if you go to the Explorer and select "Organize" then "Folder and Search Options" then choose something from there.
"To restore the original behavior of your folders, click the General tab, and then click Restore Defaults."
Has an issue with Skype not installing, which pointed me to the fact I had deleted the user/public folder. Just deleting it also removed the registry entry.
Once I did the following, I could also then rename the new folders!
Locate with regedit
If Profilelist does not contain a 'Public' key then you need to create one.
Right click on Profilelist, select New, Expandable String Value.
Name it Public, with a value of %SystemDrive%\Users\Public