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Go to the control PanelUser accountsChange the way users logonUnclick both of the check boxesLog offLog inUse administrator as the usernameand leave blank as the passowordthis "again with vista???" should work Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... What is this security orgy all about ?

April 15, 2008 Tags Vista UserAccount Rename Stupid Share Twitter Facebook About Ask MetaFilter Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where I know the not being able to rename a folder has something to do with Vista itself, it's not a software problem. This is a shame. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

This list is put somewhere on my desk for everybody to see (if they want to). And some of them change every 4 weeks, so I need to keep a list of all the damn passwors. Do you get an error message? New 17 Feb 2011 #1 countzander View Profile View Forum Posts Newbie Join Date : Feb 2011 Posts : 1 Windows vista Local Time: 06:22 My computer won't let me rename

And the best thing is,that the information on our computer systems are so pathetic in terms of importance. OP what folder are you specifically trying to rename in there or is this the case for all folders within that directory? My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 CPU Intel Core i7-3960X Motherboard Intel DX79SI Memory 16 GB GSkill DDR3-2133 CL9 Graphics Card EVGA SC GTX My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Apple Macbook Pro (April 2009) OS W7 Ult.

Take ownership, Add your user with full permissions, remove everyone else, maybe, I've never tried it on a system drive, you may hose your install if you do that. Is any Nero service running out of that folder? And regarding the Microsoft & government spying stuff I stopped reading as soon as I saw the slashdot link. Windows 7 seems to instill more trust in me.

share|improve this answer answered Aug 26 '09 at 7:50 EvilChookie 4,29311533 add a comment| Did you find this question interesting? We don't need a mummy or daddy to tell us what to do anymore. I'm unzipping each one and then renaming the directory that comes out of the zip.

By the way, what does a 3rd party firewall do better than the built in one ?

They hurt when botnets pop up and DDoS sites. OK your way back to Explorer. Is that even a possibility. It is unfinalised.

Yet when I want to rename normally I cant - what the heck gives? What is this security orgy all about ? Damn, I just want to be able to create folders and move files... his comment is here When i try and change the name of any folder, new or old, i get an error message that...