Renaming a File or Folder

To rename a file or folder:

  1. Select the file or folder to rename by checking the items checkbox. Only one item can be renamed at a time.
  2. Click the Rename icon
  3. The Rename dialog will open showing the existing item name.
    Rename dialog
  4. Type in a new name for the item.
    The name can contain any character that is allowed in a URL, including the letters A-Z, the numbers 0-9, spaces, and any UTF-8 character, but excluding the characters +\/?#%&<>"'=[]{},;@^()£€$
  5. Click the Rename button. An alert dialog will be displayed requesting a confirmation of the action as renaming a file or folder can break an existing link in a content item that uses the file / folder being edited.
    Rename confirm
  6. The request is sent to the server and the dialog is closed.
  7. If the file or folder cannot be renamed, one of the following error messages is displayed:
  • A file of the same name already exists! - The new file or folder cannot have a name of a file or folder that already exists on the server. The new name must be unique.
  • Unable to rename file! or Unable to rename folder! - This is a general error displayed when the the server is unable to rename the file or folder. Most commonly generated due to a permissions problem with the target item, ie: not writable.
  • Invalid folder name, please choose another folder name. - The new name is the same as a reserved folder name.