Rename Files and Folders

You can rename a file or folder directly in your OSF project. This help guide will walk you through how to rename files and folders.

On your project or component "Overview" page, click the files tab in the navigation bar.

A list of your files and folders will appear.

Click next to the file or folder that you want to rename, and a toolbar will appear in the top right of the "Files" page.

Click the Rename button in the toolbar.

The toolbar will disappear on the right and a textbox will appear on the left.

Type the new name of your file or folder into the textbox. Then either click the pencil icon on the right or press enter on your keyboard. If you don't want to rename your file or folder, you can click the x icon on the right to cancel your changes and return to the toolbar.

When renaming a file, make sure that you add the file extension (e.g. .pdf, .docx, etc.) to the end of the new file name. If you leave off the file extension, then the contents of the file will not show on the OSF. If you find yourself in this situation, don't worry! Simply rename the file again and append the file extension to the end of the name.

The file or folder will be updated with the new name on your OSF project.