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Old Aug 12, 2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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How do I rename a folder?

Please let me know how cna I rename a folder. I have a new IMac.

Thank you very much.
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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Click on the folder and press enter/return.
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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  1. Click once on the folder to select it.
  2. Press enter/return.
  3. Type the new name.
  4. Press enter/return.
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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The easiest method I use is to select the folder in Finder and hit enter. Then type the name you want.
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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Any of the above methods will work.

You can also click the icon, then click the name. Then type.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 04:01 AM   #6
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Renaming a folder in Mac OS X is very easy, and there’s a few different ways you can do it.

Rename a file or folder by selecting it and hitting the ‘return’ key – just click on the icon of the file/folder and hit the return key, then type in the new name.

Rename a file or folder by selecting it and clicking on the filename with your cursor – after you have selected the icon, click on the actual filename text and hover for a moment, then you can rename the item.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 04:28 AM   #7
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A few sidenotes to what’s been said above

Since pressing Return allows you to rename the file, you may be wondering how to open the file or folder, since this is what pressing Enter does in Windows. To do that in OS X you need to press Cmd-O or Cmd-down arrow.

The ‘click, then click again’ method of renaming also exists in Windows.

You could also rename a file by right-clicking and choosing Get Info - the filename is given there. (Or instead of right-clicking, selecting the file then clicking on the cog icon in the toolbar and choosing Get Info)
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 11:02 AM   #8
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You could also rename a file by right-clicking and choosing Get Info - the filename is given there. (Or instead of right-clicking, selecting the file then clicking on the cog icon in the toolbar and choosing Get Info)*
(Click the triangle next to Name and Extension to reveal a box to type in.)

*Or instead of either of those, highlight the file then choose Get Info from the Edit Menu, or highlight then hit Command-I on the keyboard.

Or... well, that's enough options.
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