4 Fixes to “The Destination Already Contains a Folder Named…”

Summary :

Fix 1: Restart File Explorer

You could encounter “the destination already contains folder with the same name” when the File Explorer is unable to execute the task due to issues related to clipboard. To fix the problem, you should restart File Explorer.

Fix 2: Run SFC Scan

If there are corrupted or missing system files, you could also get “the destination already contains a folder named” error. Fortunately, you can run System File Checker (SFC), a built-in utility in Windows which can be used to check and repair problematic system files.

Fix 3: Check for Hard Drive Errors

You might also need to check for hard drive errors if you receive “the destination already contains a folder named” message, especially when the destination folder is in a USB flash drive.

Fix 4: Scan for Malware

Malware could also be responsible for the error that the source and destination file names are the same. In this case, you should run a deep scan with Windows Defender or a reliable third-party antimalware program.

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