Rename a file, folder, or link in a document library

You can rename a folder, link, or file in your Office 365 document library.

Note:  When you rename an item that you've previously sent someone a link to in your document library, you'll need to send them a new link.

Rename a document, folder, or link in a document library

  1. Open the document library and hover over the file you want to rename.

    File name highlighted in Document Library
  2. Click the ellipses (...) to the right of the item name, and then click Rename.

    Ellipse menu with Rename highlighted
  3. In the Rename dialog, type the new name into the field, and then click Save.

    Rename dialog with the Save button highlighted.
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