How to Rename a File or Folder. It's easy to rename a file or folder when its contents change. These instructions should work for most operating systems.
Move through your folders until you have located the file or folder that you want to rename.
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Click on the file or folder to select it.
Click the item's text box to select it, then type in the new name.
Press Enter (if using Windows) or Return (on a Mac) to save the new name.