Start Menu Folder Renaming Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bablos, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Hi There...

    I'm trying to rename a folder called 'New Games' to 'Games' on my Start menu, but I keep getting the following error message;

    "Cannot rename New Games: A file with the name you specified already exists. Specify a different file name."

    Only problem is that there isn't a file called 'Games'!

    I've looked in;

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Documents and Settings\Bablos\Start Menu\Programs

    Nothing called 'Games' at all.

    Anyone know what the problem is? What I'm doing wrong?

    Hope someone can help!


    Bablos.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    XP makes a folder called games. If you can't see it then something must have happened to it. Try going one more folder in to here Start\Programs\Accessories I think. I move mine around & can't remember the default for the games folder. Make a games folder there then move it to where you want. Who knows it might cooperate.
     
  3. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Hi There...

    Nope, no such luck - if I create the folder elsewhere, then try to move it in, it just says that a folder called 'Games' already exists.

    But it doesn't! Help! How can I stop it doing this?


    Bablos.
     
  4. Ninj0x

    Ninj0x Guest

    Reinstall XP!!! fresh installs heals all.
     
  5. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Hi There...

    Considering I only built this machine at the weekend, I'm not about to reinstall the OS just so that I can rename a single folder.

    There must be a way to solve this.


    Bablos.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try looking at it from a command prompt & see if it is there.
     
  7. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Ninj0x!!What is it with you an fresh installing XP.....do you actually have anything useful to say on here?