How to Prevent a Folder from Being Renamed
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How to prevent a folder from being renamed in windows 8.1, win8, win7, vista, and Windows XP?

What security permissions do we need to set to prevent a Windows folder from being renamed, or have any of its contents changed (include all files and sub-folders)?

I would rather stop renaming a folder. This article provides a summary of 2 quick and easy ways to disable renaming file or folder in Windows 8.1, 8, 7, vista, XP. Gilisoft File Lock does exactly that, and it does it easily and well. Just start protecting your files, folders and disk drives with File Locker, please download the File Lock software via button below:

The following steps will tell us how to use Gilisoft File Lock to prevent a folder from being renamed.

How to prevent a folder from being renamed with Gilisoft File Lock - Method 1

Please refer to the screenshot below with Arabic numerals step by step, and there are detailed instructions below the screenshot

Run Gilisoft File Lock, and then click on the "Deny Write" module.
Go to "Protect Folders" under the module of "Deny Write".
Click on the "Add Folders" icon to select the folder you want to protect. Then the folder will be add to the list. You can add folders as many as you want.
When completes adding folders to the list to protect, just click on the "Protect Folders" button to protect them.

How to prevent a folder from being renamed with Gilisoft File Lock - Method 2

The easiest way to prevent a folder from being renamed is right-click on the folder that you want to protect and select "GiliSoft File Lock"-->"Deny Write". then the selected folder will be write protected and can't be renamed by others. You can refer to the picture below:

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