Cannot rename/move folders and files in Windows 8.1

I have updated my computer to Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. When I right-click any folder and try to rename it within File Explorer, it pops up error message “Can’t find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and file name. The file or folder does not exist.” The issues also occurs with move files to a different location, as well as there is no way to restore deleted items from Recycle Bin, but I really have Administrator right. Runing SFC /scannow command find corrupted files and making a reboot doesn’t take any affect. How can I get it working?

 If you are unable to use Windows Explorer to rename or move Folders with error message on Windows 8.1/8 tablet or computer, try the following tips to fix it:
* It seems that the third-part programs cause the problem. I uninstalled the ClassicShell 4.02 and OldNewExplorer v 1.03 test build then everything works fine.
* Other solution
1. Press Win + R from keyboard, input regedit and click OK button. You can also type regedit from Start screen and select it from results to run.
2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the location below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \explorer\FolderDescriptions

3. Find out those five specific registry keys, right-click one by one to remove them:

* Manually remove the “optional” KB2984006 update on the system.
1. Press Win + X and select Control Panel.
2. Click Windows Updates > View Update History, right click the KB2984006 update and uninstall it.


5 thoughts on “Cannot rename/move folders and files in Windows 8.1

  1. I’ve had it with this. Next computer is a Mac. Such a simple thing as moving or renaming a folder should never be a problem. Absolute joke.

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