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How to Rename a Folder/File in Windows 11

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Do you want to change or do you have trouble finding the ‘Rename’ option in Windows 11 File Explorer’s new menu? Here we will guide you on how to rename a folder/file in Windows 11.

Windows 11 was released, and it offered number of changes, including enhancements to the user interface as well as more intuitive user experience. 
As result, certain textual options have been replaced by visual icons, including the Rename option.
Renaming a file on Windows isn’t the same as it used to be, therefore it’s time to get used to it. There are 6 ways to rename a file, each of which we’ve covered in detail under its own category.

How to Rename a Folder/File in Windows 11

A file or folder can be renamed in a variety of ways. Follow the methods below to learn how to rename a folder in Windows 11:

Method 1. Rename via Rename Icon in Context Menu

  • Right-click on a folder then select the rename icon next to the copy icon.
How to Rename a Folder/File in Windows 11 in 6 Methods Including (CMD)
Rename via Rename Icon in Context Menu

Method 2. Rename a Folder/File via Show more options

  • Right-click on a folder then select Show more options.
How to Rename a Folder/File in Windows 11 in 6 Methods Including (CMD)
Show more options
  • Select Rename from the context menu.
How to Rename a Folder/File in Windows 11 in 6 Methods Including (CMD)
Rename
Method 3. Rename a folder/File from Properties
  • Right-click on the folder then select Properties.
Properties
  • Here type a new name then click OK to rename the folder or file.
OK
Method 4. Rename a Folder/File from File Explorer Command Bar
  • To rename a file or folder from File Explorer Command Bar, Select the file or the folder then click on the rename icon.
rename icon
Method 5. Rename a Folder/File using Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 11
  • Select the file then press F2 or FN+F2.
  • Type the new name and press enter to save the new name.
Method 6. Rename a folder/File using Command Prompt (CMD)

Command Prompt permits you to rename the folders using the ren command. Use the following command.

After ren Type the exact location of the file or the folder or in which Disk it is.

For Example, My file is in Disk D, and my file name is Hi then you should type in the command the following command

ren D:Hi Hello

How to Rename a Folder/File in Windows 11 in 6 Methods Including (CMD)
Rename a folder/File using Command Prompt (CMD)
  • The Folder/File name will change from Hi to Hello

So this article was all about How to rename a folder/file in Windows 11, I hope this post helped you out.

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