Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Unable to rename My Music on external drive


  • Please log in to reply

#1
JChae

JChae

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
I created a new folder on my external drive. I think I might have copied and pasted the entire My Music folder from my C drive. I renamed the folder as JC's Music but somehow internally, xp thinks the folder is named My Music. I can't create another folder named 'My Music' on that drive. I can change the name of the folder to anything *except* My Music. Doing so changes the name back to JC's Music. Changing the name to something like 'Test' and then changing again to My Music causes it to revert back to JC's Music! It's as if there is some unremovable alias that equates JC's Music and My Music.

Any ideas?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
arou402

arou402

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
Hi
You can't have two folders with the same name (unless they're in different partitions).
  • 0

#3
wannabe1

wannabe1

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
My Music is one of Window's "special folders" and it will not let you use the name. Try a variation like My_Music and see if the change will take hold.

By way of information, you can have folders of the same name on the same partition...so long as they are not in the same folder.
  • 0

#4
arou402

arou402

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
wannabe 1
I should have read rule #1 :whistling:
  • 0

#5
JChae

JChae

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
It is in a different partition. The new folder called JC's Music is on an external drive. I know that My Music is protected on the C drive but didn't realize it could be protected on other drives as well. Is there any way to turn the My Music folder on an external drive into a normal folder?
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP