can't rename new folder

stoneage

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This is strange. All of a sudden I am unable to rename a Folder from untitled folder to anything. I can highlight it, but nothing happens when I try to type in a new title. I tried it on the Desktop and Finder. Any ideas? It would be prety hard to find anything if everything was in folders titled 'untitled'.
 

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Gymnut

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Apr 18, 2003
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Have you tried selecting "Get info" under the finder while the folder is selected? You should be able to rename the file there.
 

chrisdazzo

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Apr 11, 2006
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Colorado
have you checked if numlock was on? that's been a "duh" answer for me many a time when i suddenly couldn't type.
 

gusious

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Dec 2, 2007
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Greece
What is the finder.plist and how do you toss it ?
Property lists organize data into named values and lists of values using several Core Foundation types:
CFString, CFNumber, CFBoolean, CFDate, CFData, CFArray, and CFDictionary. These types give you the
means to produce data that is meaningfully structured, transportable, storable, and accessible, but
still as efficient as possible. The property list programming interface allows you to convert hierar-chically hierarchically
chically structured combinations of these basic types to and from standard XML. The XML data can be
saved to disk and later used to reconstruct the original Core Foundation objects. Note that property
lists should be used for data that consists primarily of strings and numbers because they are very
inefficient when used with large blocks of binary data.


You trash it by dragging it to the trash!:D
 

alexterryuk

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Jul 17, 2009
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can't rename and folders... and can't search

Hi,

I have a similar problem.

Initially the following fix worked > "HD/user/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
Drag this file to the Trash and restart computer. "

However, roughly 10 minutes later the problem started again.

Could something be corrupting the preferences?

Help! it is driving me mad :(
 

Bionichead

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May 16, 2009
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I had the same problem.

This is strange. All of a sudden I am unable to rename a Folder from untitled folder to anything. I can highlight it, but nothing happens when I try to type in a new title. I tried it on the Desktop and Finder. Any ideas? It would be prety hard to find anything if everything was in folders titled 'untitled'.
I had the same problem. I solved it by changing the file permissions. Follow these steps:

1) Mark a file and click on the "Get Info" option.

2) At the bottom of the floating window click on the "Sharing & Permissions:" option.

3) Change your permissions to "Read & Write".

4) Problem solved.

Here's a screenshot:
 

fifty8th

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Jan 3, 2016
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This is strange. All of a sudden I am unable to rename a Folder from untitled folder to anything. I can highlight it, but nothing happens when I try to type in a new title. I tried it on the Desktop and Finder. Any ideas? It would be prety hard to find anything if everything was in folders titled 'untitled'.
A real quick way … Option drag to copy the folder… the new one will work… just delete the old one.
 
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