"Can't find the file specified" when trying to rename or copy/paste files & folders

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  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    #1 MonarchX, Aug 7, 2015
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    Since the 08/05/2015 update I have been having problems with renaming, copying, and pasting files and folders. When I try to rename folders (almost any) I get "Can't find the file specified" error. How do I fix this? This happens only with recently downloaded files and folders. All previously downloaded folders and files work perfectly!

    I found out that unticking "Read-Only" from folder properties does NOT work. It unticks it, but then I close the menu, go back into it and the option is ticked again! It appears Windows 10 won't accept my permissions or privileges to even disable "Read-Only" attribute.

    Ran DISM RestoreHealth and SFC Scannow - problems were fixed, but my folder renaming issue was NOT fixed!


    EDIT: I fixed it! I re-applied tweaks!!! I re-applied most of the reg tweaks from this guide. The ones that you put into .cmd file! It appears we may need to re-apply those tweaks after each big update!
     
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  2. pisthai

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    Take Ownership of files and folders you'll deal with upfront!
     
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  3. MonarchX

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    No way! I never had to do this before AND every time I took ownership or anything in Windows 8/8.1 I ended up with severe permissions problems later!

    I found out that unticking "Read-Only" from folder properties does NOT work. It unticks it, but then I close the menu, go back into it and the option is ticked again! It appears Windows 10 won't accept my permissions or privileges to even disable "Read-Only" attribute.
     
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  4. pisthai

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    The security in Windows 10 has changed a lot compare to Windows 8 and older versions!!

    I use to take Ownership all times using TakeOwnershipPro for that job and it works fine for me in Windows 10 Pro!
     
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  5. MonarchX

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    I actually found out that unticking "Read-Only" from folder properties does NOT work. It unticks it, but then I close the menu, go back into it and the option is ticked again!

    Here's the issue - these are just normal downloads, not some system folders. This issue has NEVER happened before. Why not? Something must have gone wrong!
     
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    This happens only with recently downloaded files and folders. All previously downloaded folders and files work perfectly!
    Ran DISM RestoreHealth and SFC Scannow - problems were fixed, but my folder renaming issue was NOT fixed!
     
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  7. rvnlord

    rvnlord MDL Novice

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    30 minutes ago I created very similar topic here, no help so far. I believe that the update messed up this registry branches:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions

    It has nothing to do with read only attribute or permissions, from what I understand, with keys broken by the update, windows doesn't know where to look for the folders we are trying to rename or move.

    My system is Win 10 x64 Pro upgraded from Win 8.1 x64 Pro and the Special folders were customized and hidden in This PC folder, after the update I ended up with unhidden special folders in this PC and duplicates of some of them. They had only their Unique Ids, but no names (example: duplicated Pictures Special Folder but with blank space instead of a name).

    I am still looking for possible fix, if I find it I will post here. Good luck and if sb got some knowledge about this issue, we will appreciate any help. In the internets there are some outdated ways of resolving it, but they don't work in Win 10.
     
  8. xman charl

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    Had same problem. Caused by this tweak: REM *** Disable MRU lists (jump lists) of XAML apps in Start Menu ***

    Went back to older restore point, file thingy trouble disappeared.

    Caution with tweaks here, as some are really bad.

    Charl


     
  9. rvnlord

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    I am actually pretty sure that this is caused by update, cuz I applied tweaks long ago, and everything was working perfectly until the update.
     
  10. MonarchX

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    FOUND something new! For me, this happens with FOLDERS and with .ZIP files so far, but not .EXE or .ASI or .DLL or .TXT files! I downloaded WinRAR.exe and it was working fine, getting copied and pasted, etc., BUT as soon as I renamed it to WinRAR.zip - it stopped working and I could not paste it or rename it!
     
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  11. MonarchX

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    Has anyone tried to re-apply the tweaks after the update?
     
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  12. rvnlord

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    Yes, I can confirm that.

    I am going to import this two branches from my acronis backup from before the update, but I will do it tommorow its 4:00 A.M. here :).

    /edit

    I didn't reapply tweaks after the update cuz I am trying to resolve this issue first.
     
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  14. rvnlord

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    #14 rvnlord, Aug 7, 2015
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    I used only some of the tweaks and I used powershell cuz I didn't like everything, hope we can find exactly what is causing this, cuz you know :) reapplying like million things at once doesn't solve anything, I mean it does but we don't know what caused this.

    /edit

    Oh, I see in this guide you are removing special folders.
     
  15. xman charl

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    Renamed some .exe files to .zip, worked
    Renamed some .zip files to .txt, .dll, .exe, worked

    Try your delete key, as it stopped working, previous tweaks.

    Charl


     
  16. rvnlord

    rvnlord MDL Novice

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    I fixed it by deleting two entire branches I mentioned above and importing from before the update, I ended up agaion with duplicated special folders, searched them by GUID using Registrar and then removed.
     
  17. MonarchX

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    Which special folders were duplicated?
     
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    Downloads and Documents
     
  19. MonarchX

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    That did not happen for me...
     
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