How to Rename a File or Folder in Google Drive?

In this post, we’ll see the steps to rename a file or folder in Google Drive (Windows 10 PC, Android, and iPhone). Let’s get started.

PC

Steps

  1. Go to Google Drive. Sign in, if not already.
  2. Right-click on the file or folder you want to rename.
  3. Click “Rename,” which you can find under “Add to Starred.” 
  4. In the “Rename” pop-up, enter the new name, and then hit the “OK.” 
Rename popup in Google Drive

Android

Open the Google Drive app.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

Long press the file or folder you want to rename.

Hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots). Now, you can see the “Rename” option. Hit it.

Rename option in Google Drive for Android

In the pop-up, enter the new name and then hit “Rename.”

Rename in the popup

iPhone

Open the Google Drive app.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

Tap the three horizontal dots beside the file or folder you want to rename.

Hit the “Rename” option.

Rename option in Google Drive for iPhone

In the pop-up, enter the new name and then hit “Rename.”

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Rename option in the popup

That’s it. All done.

Note:

By default, Google Drive (web version and app) doesn’t have an option to rename multiple files or folders at once.