How To Rename A File On A Chromebook

How To Rename A File On A Chromebook

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If you want to change the name of a file or folder on your Chromebook, it’s actually quite easy to do! And today, I’m going to show you how it’s done.

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How To Rename A File On A Chromebook

To rename a file on your Chromebook, all you need to do is find the file you want to rename in the files app.

how to rename a file on chromebook

And then, right click on the file to bring up a menu.

how to rename files on chromebook

Then, in the menu that appears, click “Rename”.

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Now, the current name of the file will be highlighted…

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And you can just start typing whatever you want to change the name to.

how to rename a file in chromebook

Just make sure that you keep the file extension at the end of the name (eg: .jpg, .png, .pdf, etc), otherwise your Chromebook won’t know what the file is.

Then, once you’re happy with the new name you’ve typed, simply press the enter key on your keyboard and the new name will be saved!

rename file on chromebook

It’s as simple as that!

Pro Tip:

If you select the file you want to rename and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Enter instead of right clicking on it, you’ll be able to rename files slightly faster.

How To Rename A Folder On A Chromebook

If you want to rename a folder on your Chromebook, the process is pretty much the same as renaming a file. You just right click on the folder you want to rename.

how to rename a folder on chromebook

Then, in the menu that appears, click “Rename”.

how to rename file in chromebook

Now, the folder’s current name will be highlighted…

how to rename a pdf on chromebook

And you can just start typing the new name you want to give the folder.

how to rename pdf on chromebook

Then, once you’ve typed the new name, just press the enter key on your keyboard and the folder will be renamed!

how to rename a folder on a chromebook

Pro Tip:

If you select the folder you want to rename and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Enter instead of right clicking on it, you’ll be able to rename folders slightly faster.

And that’s all there is to it! So whether you wanted to rename a file or a folder, you now know how it’s done!

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