Renaming a folder is an easy process and one that I am often asked during training. I thought it would be a good idea to cover this process. Click on a folder once.

folder selected in Google Drive.

Right click on the folder to get the contextual menu and select the rename option.

rename option in contextual menu.

When the rename dialogue box opens, change the name as needed and click the Ok button.

rename box

We don’t have to use the contextual menu to get the rename option. We can use the actions menu option in the Google Drive button bar. With the folder selected, click the more actions menu and select rename from the options.

action menu with rename option.

If the folder is already open, we can rename the folder by clicking the actions menu triangle next to the folder name. Select the rename option to rename.

folder action menu with rename option.