# Renamed characters
A character may behave strangely for some time following its renaming.
You may experience difficulties whispering to or from the character, mailing to or from it, using the auction house, grouping and more.
These problems will normally go away over the following hours or days, in some cases not until the server restarts. We can not predict when and there is unfortunately nothing that can be done to accelerate the process. We ask of you to be patient.
It may help if you, and those trying to contact you, delete the WDB folder located inside the WoW folder while the game is completely closed.