How to rename a file or folder

You can rename files or folders in your Dropbox account in three different ways:

  • On
  • From the Dropbox mobile app
  • From the Dropbox desktop application

You can also rename shared folders.

  • Note: Renaming a shared folder only changes the folder name in your Dropbox account. Limiting a rename to your Dropbox account helps avoid confusion for the other members of the shared folder.

Renaming on

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click All files in the left sidebar.
  3. Hover over the name of the file or folder and click "..." (ellipsis).
  4. Click Rename.

Renaming on a mobile device

  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap the  (vertical ellipsis) to the right of the file or folder you'd like to rename.
  3. Select Rename from the menu that pops up at the bottom of your screen.
  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap the "..." (ellipsis) icon next to the file or folder name you'd like to change.
  3. Tap Rename.

While viewing a file, you can also rename it from the file action menu ().

Renaming on the Dropbox desktop app

On your computer, rename the file or folder as you normally would. For example, click the file, wait a moment, and then click the filename again to edit it.

The new name appears on all devices linked to your Dropbox account, and on

Note: This process is different for shared folders.

Learn more about renaming shared folders.

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