Renaming files or folders is a simple task, but depending on the operating system, the method may vary a bit. In this article, we’ll look at how to rename files or folders in popular operating systems such as Windows, Mac, and Linux.
1. Open up File Explorer by clicking the folder icon located on the taskbar. Make sure you are in the directory where your target file/folder resides.
2. Right-click the file/folder you want to rename and select “Rename” from the drop-down menu.
3. Type in the new filename or folder name you want and hit Enter. You can also use the F2 key from your keyboard to quickly access the rename dialog box.
1. Open the Finder window. Navigate to the directory where the target file/folder is located.
2. Tap the file/folder you want to rename once to select it.
3. Select the “File” menu and then click “Rename”. Alternatively, you can click the file/folder and then type the Command(⌘) + I keys from your keyboard to access the rename dialog box.
4. Enter the new filename or folder name into the field provided and hit “Rename”.
1. Open up the terminal window. Navigate to the directory where the target file/folder is located.
2. Type in the following command depending on whether you want to rename a file or a folder:
For renaming a file: mv old_filename new_filename
For renaming a folder: mv old_foldername new_foldername
3. Hit Enter and the file/folder will now be renamed.