Error: Failed to rename selected object(s)
When attempting to rename a data set in ArcCatalog, this error occurs:
Failed to rename selected object(s).
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.