How to Fix File or Folder Rename Problem in Windows Vista?

Today we are going to solve a weird and annoying problem which has been faced by several Windows Vista users. This problem occurs when a Windows Vista user tries to rename a file or folder on Desktop or in Windows Explorer.

Actually many Windows Vista users have emailed me regarding this problem, so I decided to create a dedicated topic for it so that all Windows Vista users who are facing this problem, can fix it easily.

Whenever a Vista user tries to rename a file or folder, Windows shows following error message:


The file of folder does not exist.

Following is a screenshot of this error message:

This problem occurs when some Registry keys get corrupted or deleted by a 3rd party software.

Don't worry, if you are also facing this problem, you can fix it by just downloading following Zip file, extract it and then run the extracted .REG file:

Download Link

It'll ask for confirmation, accept it. We have created this Registry script for your convenience. It automatically restores the default keys and values in Registry and your problem gets fixed.

Restart your system and now you'll be able to rename any file or folder in Windows Vista.

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Posted in: Troubleshooting, Windows Vista

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  • This is the right solution the the problem!

    Despite of Microsoft own advice of the very large MATS

    This tiny reg file solves JUST FINE and does nothing else.
    Thank you very much!

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