Why won’t my computer let me change folder names after installing Google Drive?

Katya S March 1, 2014
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I’ve always had one user account for my laptop — I think “administrator” or “owner” Don’t know if there’s a difference. So I never had a problem naming folders, moving things, etc. because I didn’t need permissions granted to make changes like you do when you have a bunch of people on a network. Then I installed Google Drive. Around the same time I also started using Windows “Libraries”. Ever since I’ve been saving files under the “Libraries” path. And ever since both of these changes I have had problems changing folder names. I also get messages that I need to be an Administrator when I try to do different things, which I never got before — i.e. download new programs, upgrades to hardware & software at times, etc. Could these problems be caused by either the Google Drive install or when I started working with the “Libraries” feature — which I shouldn’t have done because I don’t even know how files in “Libraries” differ from any other files?

I appreciate any help.

Thank you.


  1. Hovsep A
    March 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Google Drives should not cause this problem, i doubt that using Library will prevent from hardware upgrades...
    maybe malware prevent you from normal use of windows.

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