How do I rename a text file on Windows?

Renaming a text file in Windows can be a fairly straightforward process, depending on how you need to use the file afterwards. The simplest way is to use File Explorer, which is the default file manager in Windows.

1. Open the folder that contains the text file you want to rename.

2. Right-click the text file, then click the “Rename” option from the drop-down menu.

3. Type the new name for the text file, being sure to include the same file extension if there was one before.

4. Press the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard to save the new name of the file.

If you do not wish to use the File Explorer to rename a text file, you can also use the Windows command line.

1. Open the Command Prompt. This can either be done by opening the Start Menu and typing “Command Prompt” into the search box, or accessing it through the Run dialogue box (accessed in Windows 10 by pressing ‘Windows Key + R’).

2. Change the directory where the text file resides by using the ‘cd’ command.

3. Type the ‘ren’ command followed by the old name of the text file and its new name, with the new name appearing after the ‘ren’ command. For example: “ren ”.

4. Press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard to execute the command.

You can also use third-party software to help you with the task of renaming a text file. Examples of these applications include File Renamer Basic, Bulk Rename Utility, and Advanced Renamer. These programs allow you to quickly rename multiple files at once, as well as add extra features such as numbering, rules-based decision making, adding keywords, and more.

Regardless of which of the above methods you choose, once your text file has been renamed, it can be opened and used in any program the same way as before.