- Map a drive to a network share that contains several sub-folders that contains images files or PDFs
- Open an Explorer window and navigate to the parent folder.
- Attempt to rename each folder successively, while drilling into the sub-folder contents.
- Continue step 3 until an error dialog containing the following text appears indicating that the sub-folder cannot be renamed:
"The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the file or folder and try again."
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer
"Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files"
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To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then clickRun in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
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Note This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD so that you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
You can directly edit the registry with the following setting:
Another workaround is to wait approximately 1-5 minutes then retry the rename operation.
Article ID: 2025703 - Last Review: Nov 21, 2011 - Revision: 1