There are several ways you can rename files and folders in Windows 10. If you always right click and select rename and you wish to change the name of a file or folder, you can get some tips to make it faster. In this article, we will guide you through the different methods to rename files and folders in Windows 10.

Rename Files and Folders in Windows 10

To rename the files and folders in Windows 10, follow these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type File Explorer in the search box and then choose the File Explorer option as the following image is showing.

As you click the File Explorer option, the screen will appear as the following image is showing.

Now locate the file which you want to rename. Click on the file and click the Home tab of the upper ribbon as the following image is showing.

As you click the Home tab, another ribbon will appear as the following image is showing.

Here you will find an option named Rename, click on it to rename the selected file.

Method #2

Locate the file which you want to rename. Single click on it then pause for a second. Again click on it. It will appear as follows.

Now rename the file which you want to do and press the Enter key.

Method #3

Locate the file which you want to rename. Right click on the file and a menu will pop up as the following image is showing.

Click the Rename option from the menu as highlighted in the above image. The name of the file/ folder will be highlighted as follows.

Now rename the file/ folder as per your choice and press the Enter key.

Method #4

Find the file or folder you want to rename. Click on it and press the F2 key, the file or folder name will be highlighted as the following image is showing.

Rename the file/ folder and press the Enter key.

Method #5

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and then click the Command Prompt option as the following image is showing.

Type the following command into the Command Prompt editor.

ren "current_filename.ext" "new_filename.ext"

The following screen will appear.

Method #6

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type PowerShell in the search box and then click the Windows PowerShell option as the following image is showing.

Then type the following command into the PowerShell editor.

rename-itemcurrent_filename.ext" "new_filename.ext"

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to rename files and folders in Windows 10.

6 Ways to rename files and folder in Windows 10
Avatar

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*