Fix: An Unexpected Error Is Keeping You From Renaming The Folder (Error 0x80007005) In Windows 10/8/7

In this article. I will show you how to fix “An unexpected error is keeping you from renaming the folder (Error 0x80007005: Access is denied) when you trying to work with folders in Windows 10.

Many Windows 10 users have reported that they faced error 0x80007005 while tried to work with folders under File Explorer on Windows 10. This error prevented the renaming and moving file or folder. So when the error code 0x80007005 occurring, the message with which you get is as follows:

An Unexpected Error Is Keeping You From Renaming The Folder (Error 0x80007005)

Error 0x80007005: Access is denied

An unexpected error is keeping you from renaming the folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x80007005: Access is denied.

As we can see in the message above, this error can be caused by missing desired permissions. In additional, you can also face the same error message with other error codes such as error 0x8000703B: An unexpected network error occurred or error 0x80007005: Unspecified error etc. The error can also occur with other file and folder operations as well such while you trying to create, copy or delete.

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Because the problem is related to File Explorer, I suggest first you run System File Checker Command to troubleshoot this problem. If you find no changes in the situation, try a few methods below to overcome this issue.

How To Fix An Unexpected Error Is Keeping You From Renaming The Folder (Error 0x80007005: Access is denied) In Windows 7/8/10

Method 1: Using File And Folder Troubleshooter

You can easily fix this error by using Microsoft‘s official File and folder troubleshooter. To do that, follow the steps below here:

Step 1. Download File and Folder troubleshooter by click on the download link here winfilefolder.DiagCab
Step 2. Then double-click the winfilefolder.diagcab file to run it.
Step 3. Next, you check Advanced > Apply repairs automatically and click Next.

Fix: An Unexpected Error Is Keeping You From Renaming The Folder (Error 0x80007005) In Windows 10/8/7
Step 4. Now you follow on-screen instructions and choose the options that suits your condition. The automatic troubleshooting will automatically fix the issue in this quickest method.

Fix: An Unexpected Error Is Keeping You From Renaming The Folder (Error 0x80007005) In Windows 10/8/7

If the problem remains unsolved, you can carry on with method 2.

See also: Fix “An error has occurred: 0x80004005 Unspecified error”

Method 2: By Granting Required Permissions

For error 0x80007005: Access is denied, you have to change the permissions for the file or folder with which you’re getting the problem. To provide full permissions, you can try the steps in this post.

Now re-try to rename/copy/delete the folder and this time you should be able to perform it without any message warning.

You can see this video to learn more how to fix “An unexpected error is keeping you from renaming the folder” error in Windows 10:

Hope this tutorial helps you. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can see for the solution in my Windows 10 tricks section.

 


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