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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

Follow the instructions for the specific operating system in use to check and change file or folder 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.