Renaming a file or folder in Windows can be done in a few simple steps.
1. First, open File Explorer by clicking on the File Explorer icon located in your taskbar. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key and type “File Explorer” in the search box and then click on the result.
2. Once File Explorer is open, locate the file or folder that you wish to rename. You may need to use the navigation pane in the left-hand side of the window to find it.
3. Right-click on the file or folder and select “Rename” from the drop-down menu. A text box will appear, allowing you to type in a new name.
4. Once you have typed in the new name, press Enter or click away from the text box to confirm the change. The file or folder will now have the new name.
Note: If you are renaming a file or folder in a different language than English, you may need to change the language settings in your computer’s Control Panel to ensure the characters are displayed properly.
It is also important to note that you cannot use certain special characters when renaming a file or folder, such as \ / : * ? ” < > |. Using any of these characters will result in an error message.
In addition, there are some limitations on renaming files or folders. These include the following:
• The name must not contain more than 255 characters (including spaces)
• The name must not start with a period
• The name must not contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? ” < > |
• The name must not contain any two periods in a row
Finally, you should also be aware that when you rename a file or folder, all shortcuts associated with that item will become invalid. This means that if you have any shortcuts on the desktop for that item, you should delete them and create new ones after renaming the file or folder.
Renaming a file or folder in Windows is easy and quick. By following the steps outlined above, you can quickly customize the name of the file or folder to suit your needs. You should also make sure to check any language settings and special characters that may affect the rename process. Finally, you should also keep in mind that associated shortcuts may need to be updated if you rename a file or folder.