Wednesday, July 07, 2010

How To Rename A File In Mac OS X

If you right-click or control+click on a file in Mac OS X, you won't see a Rename option from the context menu that comes out. In order to rename a file, you can choose the Get Info menu item instead. This will bring up the File Info window, which is where you can rename the file. Simply go to the part that says Name & Extension, and type in a new name in the input field. Then hit the Return/Enter key on your keyboard to apply the new name.

Another method you could use to rename a file would be to click on it in order to select it, then wait about 1 second, then click on the file's name. After that, the name should appear within an editable input text field. Then you'll be able to type in a new name, and then hit Enter or Return on your keyboard to apply the changes.
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roncastry said...

You can also just hit Enter when the file is selected.

 

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