3 Methods To Rename a Folder or File in Windows 10 or 11

In Windows 10 or Windows 11, renaming a folder or file is a straightforward process that can be carried out in a few different ways. The steps for renaming a folder or file using the Properties menu, the context menu, and the Command Prompt will all be covered in this article.

Method 1: Use the Properties Menu to Rename a Folder or File

  1. Find the folder or file that needs to be renamed.
  2. Select “Properties” from the context menu by performing a right-click on the folder or file.
  3. Find the “General” tab in the Properties window.
  4. To open the text box, find the “Name” field and click on it.
  5. Press “Enter” on your keyboard after entering the new folder or file name.
  6. To save the changes, click “Apply” and then “OK.”

Method 2: Use the Context Menu to Rename a Folder or File

  1. Find the folder or file that needs to be renamed.
  2. Rename the folder or file by choosing it from the context menu when you right-click on it.
  3. Press “Enter” on your keyboard after entering the new folder or file name.

Method 3: Use the Command Prompt to Rename a Folder or File

  1. By entering “cmd” into the search box and pressing “Enter,” you can launch the Command Prompt.
  2. Use the “cd” command to move to the folder or file you want to rename. For instance, you would type “cd desktop” and press “Enter” if the folder was on your desktop.
  3. Press “Enter” after typing “rename [current name] [new name]. For instance, you would type “rename oldfile.txt newfile.txt” and press “Enter” to rename a file named “oldfile.txt” to “newfile.txt.”

Renaming Files and Folders: Some Tips

  • Use a name that is both descriptive and simple to recall.
  • / : *? ” > | and other special characters should not be used as they may interfere with some software or operating systems.
  • Make sure to give each file or folder a distinct name when renaming several at once to prevent confusion.
  • Remember that any links or references to a file or folder may change if their name is changed. Whenever you rename a folder or file, make sure to update any relevant links or references.

Finally, in Windows 10 and Windows 11, renaming a folder or file is a simple process that can be carried out using the Properties menu, the context menu, or the Command Prompt. You can quickly change the name of a folder or file by adhering to the above steps.

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