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Problems renaming files and folders (MalwareBytes related)


#1

I have been using Opus for some time now but just recently when I try and rename a file or folder I get an error message saying that the file or folder is in use. I am just clicking on the file/folder to rename it, sometimes I have opened the folder to check the contents and maybe opened an image with the viewer but I have always closed the folder afterwards. It is now also happening without opening the folder.

The other error comes when I try to move a file or folder. The error message says it is in use. I have been checking just to see if I have a program open in which I used the file/folder even though I know that there is nothing running in the background.


Access denied when moving (copy allowed...)
#2

Are you using MalwareBytes?


#3

Yes and have been for some time.


#4

That's probably the cause:


#5

Your right I am running Windows 10 with MalwareBytes and when I quit MalwareBytes I had no problem changing folder/filenames. Its odd how it only recently started because I have been running the program for some time and it has been okay up to now. I notice that there is an update for MalwareBytes but have not yet installed it yet so cannot comment on how effective it is but at least I know how to get around this problem.
Thanks for your help.


#6

have been using the latest version of Malwarebytes for 2 week and no problems


#7

I can confirm Onedot3 is correct, latest version of Malwarebytes seems to have fixed the issue.


#8

Okay, latest version of Malwarebytes has been installed and I can confirm that everything is back to to normal. The trials and tribulations of working with computers seem never ending, you have to wonder how one change in a program has such an effect on another one.

I would never have connected the two and solved the problem without all your help, so thanks a lot guys.


#9

(Moved here from another thread. --Leo)

I have this issue right now in 2018 - this is a very old thread.
The problem is not linked to just one folder, so individual folder fixes aren't going to be of much use. I use Opus 10 and Windows 7 64bit Pro and I have 8GB RAM, Core i5 (HP 8200 SFF). This didn't used to happen, is there some system-wide setting that has changed? It seems to happen on my external HDD and only when a folder structure already existed - I tried creating a new one, putting a file in there and folder moves without issue, but if I try to move an existing one, it presents the DOPUS elevate dialog, then says Access Denied. I used LockHunter and could see, "System: no path for the process" I can create a new folder, copy, then delete the old one, but that's not much use.


#10

Are you using MalwareBytes? If so, it's the cause and you just need to update it.


#11

Hi, thanks but I have Malwarebytes Pro and it is at v3.4.4 and says that it is 'current'...


#12

OK, I just saw your notification for the MWB 3.4.5 upgrade and I've done that, I'll check...


#13

I've just tried moving a few folders around and it works! Thanks, saved me hours of sleuthing...