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Renaming the file in system32?

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Answered 2007-07-08 04:02:53

This question is a bit vague. However, in order to rename files within the system32 directory, you first need to have local administrative rights. Additionally, the file typically cannot be in use. If this is a file from a virus, it typically will be in use and may not be able to be renamed without first ending whatever process has the file locked.

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