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How to Rename a File – Excel & Google Sheets

This tutorial demonstrates how to rename a file in Excel and Google Sheets.

 

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Rename an Excel File

The first way to rename an Excel file is to do it directly in that file in Excel.

1. In the Ribbon, go to File > Save a Copy (or Save As).

 

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2. Choose Browse in the right part of the window.

 

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3. In the Save As window, right-click the file (e.g., Excel File.xlsx), and choose Rename.

 

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4. Enter a new name for the file (in this example, Renamed File.xlsx).

 

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Rename a File in Its Folder

Another option is to rename a file in the folder.

1. In the folder, right-click the file you want to rename, and choose Rename.

 

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2. Enter a new name for the file.

 

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Rename a Google Sheets File

To rename a Google Sheets file, click on the file name in the top left corner of the file (Excel File).

 

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Now type the new name of the file (Renamed File). As a result, your Google Sheets file is now renamed.

 

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Rename a File in Google Drive

You can also rename a Google Sheets file through Google Drive.

1. Right-click the file you want to rename (Excel File), and choose Rename.

 

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2. In the pop-up window, enter a new name (Renamed File) and click OK.

 

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As a result, your Google Sheets file is now renamed.

 

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