How to Rename a File or Folder in Windows 10

Here you will see the steps to change the name of a file or folder (single or multiple) in Windows 10. Let’s get started.

How to Rename a File or Folder in Windows 10

Following are the steps to rename a file or folder (I’m changing the name of the file here):

Locate the file you want to rename and then right-click on it.

Click on the Rename option in the context menu.

Enter the new name for the file and then press the Enter key.

Alternate Way

You can rename a file or folder using Command Prompt and here are the steps (I’m renaming the file here):

Find the file you want to rename.

Press the Shift key and right-click on it.

Click on the “Copy as path” option.

Now start the Command Prompt. You can do this task by following these steps: Open Run by pressing Windows + R. Type cmd and then press Enter key.

Type ren. Press the space bar, then paste the path you copied. Press the space bar again and then enter the new name of the file along with its extension.

Press the Enter key.

How to Rename Multiple Files or Folders at Once in Windows 10

Here are the steps to rename many file(s) and/or folder(s) at once (I rename many files here at once):

Select the files you want to rename.

Right-click on the selected file and then click Rename.

Enter a new name and then press the Enter key. For example, enter Hello as your new name and then press the Enter key. The file into which you entered this new name will be renamed Hello (1), and the rest of the files will be renamed Hello (2) and so on.

Note:

Here is the only difference you can see if you use the above steps for the folder.

Let’s say – Hello is the new name you entered, the folder you entered this new name into will be renamed Hello, and the rest of the folders will be renamed Hello (2) and so on.

That’s it.

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