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  1. Brink Win User

    Rename Folder in Windows 10


    How to: Rename Folder in Windows 10

    How to Rename Folder in Windows 10


    This tutorial will show you different ways to rename a folder in Windows 10.

    *note If a folder is currently in use, for example by a program, Windows will not allow you to rename it.

    *note If you rename more than one folder at the same time, the new name for each folder will be new folder name, new folder name (1), new folder name (2), etc...

    *note When you rename a folder in Windows, the name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |

    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]



    CONTENTS:




    OPTION ONE [/i] Rename Folder using Keyboard Shortcut
    1. While on your desktop (Win+D) or in File Explorer (Win+E), select the folder(s) you want to rename. (see screenshot below)

    2. Press the F2 key.

    3. Type a new name for the folder(s), and press Enter or click/tap on another area.


    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Rename Folder from File Explorer Ribbon
    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Navigate to and select the folder(s) you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

    3. Click/tap on Home tab, and click/tap on the Rename button in the ribbon.

    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Type a new name for the folder(s), and press Enter or click/tap on another area. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Rename Folder from Context Menu
    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Navigate to and select the folder(s) you want to rename.

    3. Perform the action you want to do below: (see screenshot below)
    A) Right click or press and hold on the selected folder(s), and either press the M key or click/tap on Rename.

    OR

    B) Press and hold Shift key and right click on the selected folder(s), release the Shift key, and either press the M key or click/tap on Rename.


    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Type a new name for the folder(s), and press Enter or click/tap on another area. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION FOUR [/i] Rename Folder from Properties
    1. While on your desktop (Win+D) or in File Explorer (Win+E), navigate to the folder you want to rename.

    2. Right click or press and hold on the folder you want to rename, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the General tab, type a new name in the top field, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION FIVE [/i] Rename Folder in PowerShell
    *note For more Rename-Item command usage details, see: Rename-Item | Microsoft Docs
    1. Open elevated PowerShell depending on the required rights to rename the folder you want.

    2. Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Rename-Item -Path "Full path of folder" -NewName "New Name" -Force

    *note Substitute Full path of folder in the command above with the actual full path of the folder you want to rename.

    Substitute New Name in the command above with the actual new name you want to rename the folder with.

    For example: Rename-Item -Path "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\Folder" -NewName "Folder new name" -Force



    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. When finished, you can close the Powershell window if you like.





    OPTION SIX [/i] Rename Folder in Command Prompt
    *note For more ren command usage details, see: ren | Microsoft Docs
    1. Open a elevated command prompt depending on the required rights to rename the folder you want.

    2. Type the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow ren "Full path of folder" "New Name"

    *note Substitute Full path of folder in the command above with the actual full path of the folder you want to rename.

    Substitute New Name in the command above with the actual new name you want to rename the folder with.

    For example: ren "C:\Users\Brink\Desktop\Folder" "Folder new name"



    Rename Folder in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. When finished, you can close the command prompt window if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, May 8, 2018
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. files and folders "renaming music folder to audio"

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    • Are you facing any issues in renaming folder?
    • When you say, "music folder does not apply anymore as a primary designation" what exactly are you referring to?
    Follow the steps below to rename folder:

    • Right click on a folder which you want to rename.
    • Select Rename and enter new name for it.
    Hope this helps. Kindly get back to us with the above details to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Rename Folder in Windows 10

    Can't rename folder.

    Hi Howard,

    It is possible that the difficulty renaming your folder is due to access/account limitation or a recent change was made on your computer. For better assistance, please answer the following questions:

    • Are you getting an error message when trying to rename the folder?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried?
    • Can you send us a screenshot of the "Public" folders?

    We will be waiting for your response.
     
    Dennis Mop, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Renaming the users folders

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    You are trying to rename the User folder, which can’t be done through the File explorer. Whatever user name you use of your User account, user account folder will have same name. You can rename the Subfolder of the User account folder but not User
    account folder.

    If you want rename the User account folder, change user account name using the suggestion

    Lets’ refer to these steps to rename the User account and check if that helps.

    • Press Windows and X keys together.
    • Click on Control Panel, click on User Accounts.
    • Click on User account, then click on “Change your account name
    • If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on
      Yes.
    • Enter the new user name.
    • Click on change name.


    Reference link for more information.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename.

    Windows 8 User Folder Rename



    Please do let us know if you need further help.
     
    Mohammed Yaseer, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Rename folders

    Hi,

    Failure to rename folders on your device may indicate a corrupted components preventing the renaming process to work properly. To isolate your concern, we'd like to ask the following:

    • Which update have you recently done on your device?
    • Which Windows build version is running on your device? Type winver
      in the search box and press Enter to help you identify.

    In addition, we suggest that you replicate the concern while you're in the clean boot environment. To do this, follow the steps provided on this

    support article
    and check if the issue persists. If not, proceed to the
    How to determine what is causing the problem after you do a clean boot
    topic to identify the error.

    We'll appreciate if you can send us an update.
     
    Darwin Dim, Oct 27, 2019
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