Renaming a File or Folder

After you've created a file or folder, you might want to rename it, especially if you misspelled the filename or folder name. To rename a file or folder, do this:

  1. Click the Finder icon on the Dock. The Finder window appears.

  2. Open the folder that contains the file or folder you want to rename.

  3. Click the file or folder you want to rename. The filename or folder name appears highlighted.

  4. Press return. A text box appears around the filename or folder name so you can edit it.

  5. Type a new name or use the arrow and delete keys to edit the existing name.

  6. Press return. Your file or folder displays its new name.

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