VBA Rename File

Written by

Mel Jenkins

Reviewed by

Steve Rynearson

Last updated on July 19, 2021

VBA allows you to rename an existing file, using the Name command. In this tutorial, you will learn how to rename a specific file.

If you want to learn how to copy and rename a file, you can click on this link: VBA Copy File


Rename a File in VBA

We will show how to rename the existing file Sample file 1.xlsx in the folder VBA Folder. The folder with the file now looks like in Image 1:


Image 1. File in folder C:\VBA Folder


Here is the code which will rename the file:

Name "C:\VBA Folder\Sample file 1.xlsx" As "C:\VBA Folder\Sample file 2.xlsx"

After running the code, the file Sample file 1.xlsx is now renamed to Sample file 2.xlsx. The output is in Image 2:


Image 2. Renamed file in the folder C:\VBA Folder



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