FIXED I'm trying to rename files on card but root explorer is refusing to allow.

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By oscarthegrouch, Senior Member on 15th February 2014, 08:58 AM
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I searched and tried updating busy box yet re isn't letting me rename downloaded files. It won't let me if I try on internal memory or SD card. I got mp3 files that weren't named with similar conventions as other files. Legally downloaded but the files weren't named similarly. My OCD is pissing me off! If I have root and busy box installed, I "should" be able to do whatever the hell I want! I tried a different, forgot the name, file manager than root explorer. ES, just remembered. Still no go!
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16th February 2014, 09:01 PM |#2  
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First download root checker from playstore, to insure root...Secondly what android version are you on kitkat or jellybean?..Thirdly open up superuser & on the apps tab click root explorer and select forget, then retry renaming files...Also make sure binaries are updated thru supersu and both root explorer and supersu are up to date...

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18th February 2014, 07:28 AM |#3  
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I figured it out. Capitalization isn't seen as a filename change. If I add a letter to the name, then save, then rename to what I wanted, then it works. Yeah an extra step but it works. Say the file is named 01. intro.mp3. I want to capitalize the i. I change it to a01. intro.mp3. Next I rename it again to 01. Intro.mp3. It accepts the filename change then.
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