How to rename a folder in Google Drive

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Let’s dive deep to learn how to rename Google Drive folder on your personal computer and Android mobile so that you can improve the easiest identification of your Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or whatever other files you may have uploaded to the Drive.

How to rename a folder in Google Drive on a computer?

Renaming the folder is a very simple procedure in Google Drive. It can be done in a folder or even a single document. To rename the Google Drive folder, follow the below steps.

1. Open Google Drive on your web browser

2. Find the Google Drive folder you want to rename.

3. Click on the folder and then the three vertical dots at the top-right of the Google Drive screen.

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4. Click on the “rename” option. You can also right-click on the desired Google Drive folder, and then click ‘Rename’ from the pop-up box.

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5. In the Rename dialog that appears, the document or folder name will be highlighted in blue color.

6. You can type the new name here. As you type, the old name will be replaced. Press Backspace on your keyboard if you make a mistake.

7. Now press the ‘OK’ button. You can also press the ‘Cancel’ button if you do not want to change the name.

How to rename the Google Drive folder on Android mobile?

Renaming the folder in your Android mobile is quite simple. To rename the Google Drive folder, simply follow the below steps.

1. Open the Google Drive app on your Android mobile.

2. Find the Google Drive folder you want to rename.

3. Tap on the three vertical dots at the right of the Google Drive folder name.

4. Tap on ‘Rename’ from the pop-up box.

5. In the Rename dialog that appears, the document or folder name will be highlighted in blue color.

6. You can type the new name here. As you type, the old name will be replaced. Press Backspace on your mobile keyboard if you commit any mistake.

7. Now tap the ‘OK’ button. You can also tap the ‘Cancel’ button if you do not want to change the name.

How to rename multiple Google Drive folders?

Even though Google Drive provides great support for renaming folders, renaming a single folder one by one will tire you. You can use extensions and third-party tools to rename multiple Google Drive folders.

Multiple file rename for Google Drive – An extension to rename multiple Google Drive folders

“Multiple file rename for Google Drive” is a free app for Google Drive available in the G-suite marketplace and as a Chrome extension that provides a better way to rename multiple folders with fast, easy, and minimal operations. It renames all files in selected Drive files according to the chosen settings.

You can download it from the G-suite marketplace or add it as a Chrome extension. Select a folder, choose rename options, and watch your files being renamed.

Cloud File Renamer – A web service to rename multiple folders

Cloud File Renamer is a web service that allows users to rename folders from their cloud service accounts, including Google Drive. It has a smart algorithm that renames folders at a very fast pace and with absolute accuracy.

  1. Go to its official website and create your Cloud File Renamer account through your existing Google or Microsoft email account.
  2. Once the web app launches, you can select your desired cloud from the toolbar at the top, which will be Google Drive.
  3. The next step is to click the Add New Drive button, enter your Google account credentials, and get your Google Drive data processed through the highly secure Google Drive API.
  4. Now, you will see your entire Google Drive folder structure loaded into the Cloud File Renamer interface. Select the folders you want to rename and then hit the Load Folders button to load those files into Cloud File Renamer.
  5. Now, you have to decide how you want to rename your files. Cloud File Renamer gives you several options such as new Name, replace text, remove text, trim text, numbering, and more.
  6. Once you have selected the concerning rule and the relevant settings, click the Add Rule button to add it for onward rename operation of the selected folders.
  7. Once satisfied with the previews, you can finally hit the green Rename button. Once it is complete, you can view all the changes on your Google Drive.

Google Drive rename shared folder

You may have the doubt that “What happens when I rename a shared folder?”.

Well, when you rename the shared Google Drive folder, the change affects everyone with whom the folder is shared. When you add the folder from the shared drive to my drive, it is still shared and not a copy. It just moves the folder from your shared drive to your “my drive” section of Google Drive. Therefore all edit changes will affect all users whom the folder is shared with.

Google Drive Rename Shared Folder

Well, let’s discuss renaming the shared folder in Google Drive.

Note: An important thing to remember here is that a Google Drive member with Manager access can rename a shared folder.

Now, you can follow the below steps to rename a Google Drive shared folder

  1. Navigate to the shared folder that you are planning to rename.
  2. Right-click on the shared folder and then click on the Rename option.
  3. Provide a new name for the shared folder, and finally, click on the OK button to apply the changes.

This is how you can rename a shared folder in Google Drive.

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And voila! You can now rename your Google Drive folder on the computer and Android mobile easily.