Renaming a folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Howard Brazee, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

    Howard Brazee

    Oct 24, 2006
    Lafayette CO
    I succeeded in copying my wife's old laptop's "Program Files" folder to her iMac desktop. It took me a while to notice that every time I tried to connect, I created a connection on her desktop.

    I'm still working at installing Windows in Parallels, but I assume I will be able to drag that folder to the Windows VM. But I want to rename it first. I checked Mac help and all the menus, trying to figure out how to rename the folder. But I'm not finding the procedure (no right button to click)
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Just hit Return with the folder selected. Or, when the folder's selected, click the name again.

    EDIT: Also, you can right click on the Mac. If you only have a one button mouse, hold Ctrl on the keyboard and click to get a right click. If you have a Mighty Mouse, you can set it so a click on the right side of the mouse is a right click. And if you plug in any standard USB mouse with more than one button, you can use the right button to right click. :) No right click is a myth that disappeared ages ago on Macs. :)
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Control-click is your right click on a one button mouse. Mighty Mouse requires that you enable right-click in its preference pane.

    Renaming couldn't be much simpler. Select the icon and press the <return> or <enter> key. You can also rename it by using Get Info (command + I) and changing it. Get Info will also show the extension, if extensions are hidden.
  4. BilltheCat macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2007
    Sanford FL
    all the above is why I went out immediately and bought a Logitech wireless mouse. scroll wheel, left and RIGHT click places!

    Coming over from PC to iMac was just too tramatic with mighty mouse!:D

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