Using the Rename-Item Cmdlet

Renaming a File or Folder

What can you do with the Rename-Item cmdlet? Well, one thing you can do is rename files or folders; all you have to do is call Rename-Item followed by two parameters:

  • The current path for the file or folder.

  • The new name for the file or folder.

For example, this command renames the file C:\Scripts\Test.txt to C:\Scripts\New_Name.txt:

Rename-Item c:\scripts\test.txt new_name.txt

Rename-Item Aliases
  • rni

  • ren

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