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Renaming Files and Folders

When you create a new file or folder, it helps to give it a name that somehow describes its contents. Sometimes, however, you might need to change a file’s name. Fortunately, Windows makes it relatively easy to rename an item.

To rename a file (or folder), follow these steps:

  1. Click the file or folder you want to rename.
  2. Click the Organize button and then select Rename from the pull-down menu (or just press the F2 key on your keyboard); this highlights the filename.
  3. Type a new name for your file or folder (which overwrites the current name) and press Enter.
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