cannot Rename SoftwareDistribution folder error "the action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program"

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i cannot rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SDold 

It says That the action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program  what can i do then

 

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Last updated November 20, 2019 Views 34,849 Applies to:
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Select Start, All Programs, Accessories, right click Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator from the drop down menu.. Type cd\ and press ENTER.

Type net stop wuauserv and press the ENTER key.

Type ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old and press the ENTER key.

Type: net start wuauserv and press the ENTER key.

Type: exit and press the ENTER key

Gerry
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
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