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    Question Rename grayed out in nautilius

    Hello,

    I have this weird problem when I right click on a folder in nautilus. Ubuntu 12.04. GNOME nautilus 3.4.2. The "rename" option is grayed out, yet I can still click it and renamed folders...

    I have permissions to write to the folder.
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    Re: Rename grayed out in nautilius

    Hi kerryhall.

    Make sure you do. Go to the parent directory and right click on the directory in which the file you want to rename resides. Click 'Properties' and select the 'Permissions' tab.

    There, make sure the 'Folder access' under 'Owner' says 'Create and delete files'.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Rename grayed out in nautilius

    longstanding bug that I guess is still active in 12.04
    (though usually was a sometimes thing rather than all the time & no longer a problem in 12.10/13.04
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s....0/+bug/973491

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    Re: Rename grayed out in nautilius

    Absolutely I have perms to rename the folder.

    Ahh I can see that bug report now. This was a hard bug to google for, but perhaps I should hunt around bugs.launchpad.net before posting on here though.
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