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Verify the item's location and try again - Windows 7 Explorer

When renaming folders, copying or moving files/folders via Windows Explorer, I often get the message:

This is no longer located in [location].  Verify the item's location and try again.

The try again most always works.  Selecting the "Do this for all..." box does not work.  I still have to click Try again for every instance.  I just moved 3GB of files and folders, and had to do it for all.

Any ideas?

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Thanks for the quick reply.  This does appear to be the same problem.  However, it happens every time and in every location I try to rename, copy or move a file or folder.  The skip always works.

Is this a [known] bug in the Windows Explorer?

Is there a fix or workaround?
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Please tell us, does it (quoting yourself) happen "often" or "every time and in every location I try to rename, copy or move a file or folder"?
If it is reproducible at any time, no matter what file type, path length, then I would say your installation is defective. this sure is no bug of win 7 explorer in general.

If so, maybe you can recall if it started right after setting up (or buying) win7.
All good questions!

As I recall, it has happened from the outset, or at least early on since the install of Windows 7.

Also, as I recall, it happens pretty much every time I try to do a rename or move from the Windows Explorer.  I have always used the Windows Explorer extensively, but only experienced this issue with Windows 7.  I skipped Vista when going from XP to Windows 7.  This is a new (not upgrade) of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

My main reason for asking the question is to ascertain if [any or many] others are experiencing this problem, or just me.  If it's just me (or few others), then I will chalk it up to an install or corruption issue.

But, based upon your answer, I can assume that there is no problem with Windows 7 Explorer that would cause this.  And, that the issue is likely install/corruption related???  Then, if so, is there anything I can do about it short of reinstalling Windows?


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Based on your comments, I can assume this is not due to a documented bug/feature in Windows 7.  That is what I wanted to know.  Too much trouble to reload, so I will work around it for now.

Thanks for the comments!