When you try to move or rename a folder, errors "Can’t find the specified file" and "The file or folder does not exist" occur. Also, the duplicate icons with no text appear for special folders namely Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos, under This PC section in File Explorer.
(Fig 1 & 2) Errors when renaming a folder.
(Fig 3) Error "Interrupted Action" – "Can’t find the specified file" when moving a folder.
(Fig 4) Duplicate icons appear for special folders, containing no text.
(Fig 5) Clicking a nameless item shows the special folder GUID in address bar.
This happens if several registry entries are missing under the following registry key:
To fix the problem, download w10_folder_descriptions.zip, extract the contents to a folder. Double-click w10_folder_descriptions.reg to run it. This restores the default keys and values under the FolderDescriptions registry branch.
Note: Do not run the registry file in other versions of Windows. For Windows 8.1, download w8_folder_descriptions.zip, unzip and run the enclosed REG file.
(For a Windows Vista version of this fix, see article Fix: Unable To Rename Or Move Folders In Windows Vista)
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