Originally Posted by BlueStream
When accessing the site via IP, renaming a folder to something else, and then recreating a new folder with the same name, will result in the new folder holding the contents of the old directory. Whether it is a symlink or a true copy I am not sure and have no time to explore.
What's the output of
ls -la /path/to/parentfolder
and what's the name of the directory you're trying to rename?