How do I rename a file?

Renaming a file is generally a straightforward and easy process, regardless of the type of computer or operating system that you are using. The specific steps used to rename a file will depend on the particular operating system and type of device being used. Whatever the case, the following general instructions should be applicable.

1. Locate the file that you would like to rename on your computer. This may require you to navigate through several folders and files in order to get to the correct destination.

2. Right click on the file then select “Rename” from the pop-up menu. This will open a text box containing the current name of the file. Alternately you can select the file and then press “F2” on the keyboard to open the rename function.

3. Erase the current name of the file and enter a new one in the text box. Be sure to correctly spell out the name and use the appropriate file format. For example, if the file is an image it needs to end with “.jpg” or “.png”.

4. Select the “Enter” or “Return” key on your keyboard to save the changes. The file is now renamed.

If you do not want to permanently change the name of the file but would still like to make editing easier, you can also create a shortcut. To do this, simply right click the file, select “Send to”, and then “Desktop (create shortcut)”. This will create a copy of the file on your desktop that you can use to open, edit, and save the original file without having to rename it.

When renaming files, it is important to consider the potential implications of the new name. If you are sharing a file with other users they may not be able to access it if the name has been changed

If you have any questions or need any help with renaming a file feel free to contact your local IT technician for assistance.