How do I rename files in Windows?

Renaming files in Windows is a very straightforward process. The first step is to open the folder or directory in which the file you wish to rename is located. This can easily be done by navigating to the parent directory in your File Explorer and locating the relevant folder.

Once inside the folder, you will need to locate the file that you wish to rename. The easiest way to do this is to scroll through the list of files in the folder, or use the File Explorer search tool.

Once you have found the target file, select it by left-clicking on it once. You should then see an outline appear around the file icon, signifying that it has been selected.

Right-click on the file and select the “Rename” option from the menu. This will enable you to type in the desired new name for the file. Once you are finished typing in the new name, press the “Enter” key on your keyboard to complete the file rename process.

If you have multiple files that you wish to rename, you can select multiple files at once by holding down the “Ctrl” key and clicking on each of the files you wish to rename. Then right-click on one of the selected files, choose the “Rename” option, and type in the desired new name. All of the selected files will take on the new name followed by a numerical identifier (for example: myfile (1), myfile (2), etc.).

You should now be able to locate the renamed file in its new location with the updated name.