When I try to Change the category name from "Product Catalog" to "Products" it gives me this error "URL key for specified store already exists."

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This is an old bug of Magento 2. For more information and bug fixes follow the links https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/6671 https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/9290 https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/7298


It means that whatever you are using as a name it already was used before so it can not use that again. You can not have multiple equal names within your categories. There is a way how you can have /menu1/test and /menu2/test but that a storefront thing that you need to fix.

Just for answering this question-> If you don't have that category anymore you can just go to your database -> url_rewrite table and delete the entry that has that URL in it.

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