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Error: Failed to rename selected object(s)

Error Message

When attempting to rename a data set in ArcCatalog, this error occurs:

"Failed to rename selected object(s)."

Cause

This error may occur under one of the following situations:

• The data may have read-only permissions.

• The data is open in ArcMap.

Solution or Workaround

Use your operating system to check and change the file's permissions.

Note:
The Rename menu option is always enabled as permissions are only checked when actually executing the command. This was designed to improve the overall performance of ArcCatalog.