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You cannot copy or move a thicket file” – how to rename

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  • Hi all

    Unlike in Windows explorer, if you delete/rename the htm file (even purge from Recycle Bin) in Sharaepoint, the supporting folder will NOT be renamed or deleted. If you try to rename the folder by calling MoveTo( string newFolderName ) method, you will receive this error message: “You cannot copy or move a thicket file. To change the file name  or create a copy of the file, open the file and save as to a new name.The rule is that none of the previous folder name or new folder name can ended with ‘_fiels’ keyword. So, how do we rename such a folder to another name?
    I have find a solution in this link
    http://sharemypoint.wordpress.com/2007/07/24/_files-folder-part-2-you-cannot-copy-or-move-a-thicket-file-how-to-rename/
    But I don't want to use this, I need a more convenient and more efficient way. Because we have to consider the pressure on the server.

    Does anyone have a better suggestion or solution to it?

    Thanks


    seiya


    • Edited by Seiya Su Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:00 AM
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:57 AM

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  • Had this problem myself end ended up using the same solution you're mentioning. I haven't found a better way around it.

    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:40 PM
  • Hi SCY,

    Thanks for your post!

    I am trying to involve some one familiar with this topic to do some further research.

    Thanks,
    Simon


    Simon Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, May 18, 2012 7:01 AM
  • Hi Seiya,

    Greetings! Thanks for the post.

    When you save a thicket in a SharePoint library, the special linked folder gets hidden. Also, SharePoint “protects” this type of folder by preventing you from creating folders that end with either _file or _files. In such cases, it appends an underscore (_) and renames the folder name to either _file_ or _files_.  Because of this protection it is not easy to rename them. One workaround can be to create a local working folder and download the content, then create new folder at Sharepoint and re-upload everything, finally delete the old folder. 

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    Himani Sharma,

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:20 PM
  • Hi Seiya,

    Please let us know if this answeres you question or you need further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Himani Sharma,

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:16 PM
  • Thanks your reply.

    But when posting, I have understand the theory that you say.I want to get a solution or idea, not what I have mentioned.

    Thanks

    seiya


    • Edited by Seiya Su Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45 AM
    Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45 AM
  • Hi Seiya,

    As mentioned in my earlier post, One possible workaround is what the blogger (whose article you refer) is using. In case you're interested in pursuing this further, I would suggest opening premier support incident. Alternatively, you could visit the below link to see the various support options that are available to better meet your needs:  
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=fh;en-us;offerprophone; if you are a MSDN / TechNet subscriber, you can also contact our support by using your free support incidents.

    This would need extensive research that cannot be carried out via this medium and requries dedicated support and perusal.

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    Thanks,

    Himani Sharma,

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:07 PM
  • Hi Seiya,

    Premier Support offerings are available here - http://www.microsoft.com/microsoftservices/en/us/premier_support.aspx

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    Thanks,

    Himani Sharma,

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:39 PM