Problem with Renaming folders in Windows 7: get this error message: "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder and try again."

When I try to rename a file folder in Win 7 I get this error message: "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder and try again." Can anyone help?
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I gave up and solved the problem by buying a third party software to use as a directory, Directory Opus.  It is much more functional than Microsoft's directory and I never have problems renaming files.  It just amazes me that so many people have this problem and Microsoft hasn't fixed it.
Roberta Kayne

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Last updated January 23, 2019 Views 11,054 Applies to: