Renaming a Document or Folder in Windows
Renaming a File/Folder
Renaming a file or folder is very simple. There are, of course, a few different ways of doing it. I’ll go over the two most simple way, in my opinion. Now, I’m using Windows 10, but these two methods work with Windows 7, and other versions, as well.
The right-click method refers to right-clicking on the mouse. When you place your cursor (the little arrow you control with your mouse) over the file or folder, right-click on it and select Rename. This will allow you to rename the file or folder directly. When finished, press your ENTER button on your keyboard.
The screenshot in figure 1 shows how to rename a file. The same method can be used to rename the folder.
Next, the two-click method requires you to place your cursor over the file or folder you wish to rename and click your left mouse button two times, with a pause in between clicks. If you do it too quickly, then you will either go into the folder or open up the document. The two-click method will allow you to rename the file or folder directly. When finished, press your ENTER button on your keyboard.
The two methods listed above are very similar and are quick to do. The two-click method is probably the quickest way, in my opinion, of changing file names. Personally, I use the right-click method.