Fix: Windows 7 computer freezes when you rename a folder

If your computer freezes, hangs or stops responding when you rename a folder in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 R2. This article might interest you.

This issue occurs because the rename operation for a directory checks whether a file in the folder is opened by a user. During this operation, a volume control block (VCB) lock is obtained, and any other I/O requests to the volume are blocked.

If the number of files in the directory is large, this process of checking whether a file is opened may take an unnecessarily long time. Therefore, the computer stops responding for this long time and recovers after a long.

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Download: Hotfix from KB980382.


One response to this post.

  1. Extermely useful post right here. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me. I’ll certainly be back.


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