Windows 10: Rename Folder in Windows 10

Discus and support Rename Folder in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Brink, May 8, 2018.

  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


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, May 8, 2018
    #1
  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
    #2
  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
    #6
Thema:

Rename Folder in Windows 10

Loading...
  1. Rename Folder in Windows 10 - Similar Threads - Rename Folder

  2. Can't move, rename, delete file or folder, where is my file shortcut

    in Windows 10 Support
    Can't move, rename, delete file or folder, where is my file shortcut: Hello, I am frustrating out here... I have multiple problems. And I don't know if it is appropriate to put all questions in one thread, but let me do it. This is my first post. Sorry for it. Windows 10 version 1909 (OS Build 18363.959) So the problem occurs like the...
  3. Why is my document and video folder saying "D:\" how do I rename it?

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Why is my document and video folder saying "D:\" how do I rename it?: [ATTACH] submitted by /u/baccaman3 [link] [comments] https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/i6lujo/why_is_my_document_and_video_folder_saying_d_how/
  4. File Explorer Hanging or Crashing When Creating/Renaming Folders on RDP

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    File Explorer Hanging or Crashing When Creating/Renaming Folders on RDP: I'm a lazy person and I RDP from my home desktop to my work laptop. This is all happening on the same LAN. I believe ever since I was updated to version 2004, anytime I create a new folder or rename a folder, File Explorer either hangs for 5-10 seconds or crashes and...
  5. Renamed User account, now want to rename its folder

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Renamed User account, now want to rename its folder: I renamed a User account by using netplwiz. It was all good - the user can easily login and see all his files. Now I need to rename C:\User\<name> folder accordingly, but it does not work. The user cannot see his files upon logging in. I believe that there must be...
  6. Can't rename folders

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Can't rename folders: I created a new folder on my surface pro on the C Drive. When I attempt to rename it by tapping on the folder, and then clicking rename it allows me into the folder name, but the minute I bring up the virtual keyboard the focus changes, and I am no longer on the folder name...
  7. unable to rename any file or folder showing me file or folder does not exist

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    unable to rename any file or folder showing me file or folder does not exist: I'm unable to rename my file or folder in window 10 every time I'm getting a message like "the file or folder does not exist" please help me ASAP!!...
  8. Can't rename folders in Windows?

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Can't rename folders in Windows?: I have a rather complex problem: At first I couldn't install and uninstall many programs, until I found out that I created my Windows username with altcodes, Windows shows me many things wrong, often doesn't recognize the folder because it converts the symbols, so the exe...
  9. Rename Computer folder under User?

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Rename Computer folder under User?: Hello, i once created a folder under my c drive and named it test. Use Windows 10. If I click on it, right mouse button, is there no possibility to rename it? How can I do this? Do I go to properties and I don't find anything about them? [ATTACH] Computer...
  10. User Folder Renamed

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    User Folder Renamed: I just renamed my user folder in Windows 10 admin mode without understanding what that would do. Now i cannot access all my old files. How can I recover my work? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/user-folder-renamed/cca273bc-0d0f-42cc-a140-5c4775f1da2f

Users found this page by searching for:

  1. windows 10 update renamed user .000