Microsoft KB Archive/252907

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Error Message When You Try to Delete or Rename a Shortcut or Modify its Properties

Article ID: 252907

Article Last Modified on 7/24/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q252907


When you try to delete or rename a shortcut, or modify its properties, you may receive one of the following error messages:

  • Cannot update the properties for this program. The Shortcut or PIF may be read only, or another program may be modifying them. Close all copies of this program, and then try again.

    Error renaming file. Cannot rename {file name} : Access is denied.

    Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use.

    Cannot update the properties of this PIF file.

    Cannot delete {file name} : Access is denied.


This issue can occur if you have a damaged installation of the ZipMagic 2000 program.


To resolve this issue, contact Mijenix to inquire about the availability of a fix for this issue. For information about how to do so, view the following Mijenix Web site:

Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

To work around this issue, uninstall ZipMagic 2000.


The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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