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File Management: How to Rename Files and Folders Using File Manager

You can rename files and folders/directories using file manager.

Important: Renaming a file or directory will break any currently active links to the file or directory.

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How to Rename a File or Directory Using File Manager

  1. Log into your Control Panel.
  2. Go to File Manager.
  3. Locate the file or directory you want to rename.
  4. Double-click on the file or directory.
  5. Type in a new name.
  6. Click Save.

Important: You cannot rename a file to match another file within the same directory. Likewise, you cannot rename a directory to match another directory within the same location.

Can I Use Special Characters In Folder or File Names?

Both your website and File Manager will work best if you limit your characters to the following types:

Allowed Character Type Folder Name Example File Name Example
Letters mywebsite index.html
Numbers my1stwebsite page1.html
Hyphens my-website page-1.html
Underscores my_website page_1.html
Spaces my website page 1.html
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