OS X: Rename File or Folder

   Posted March 18, 2007 by David Kirk in Apple Mac

Windows users will frequently complain that there is no easy way to rename files or folders in OS X. They expect F2 to rename files in OS X, it does not. Here are the ways to rename files in OS X.


As a windows user, renaming files in OS X was not intuitive to me. Here are the ways to do it.

The mouse method of renaming files in OS X can be pretty tricky. I don’t know why. Basically, you select the file and then click the text. After a brief pause, the text will change to show that it can be renamed.

Or you can use the rename shortcut…

The F2 equivalent for mac users is actually the Enter key.

Select the file or folder you want to rename and then hit the Enter key. The text will change to show you that it can be renamed.

 

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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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