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Question:

How do I rename a file or directory?


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Answer: If you check the technical documentation for the File or Directory classes you may be a bit alarmed to find that there is no Rename() method. This method has been left out because you can achieve the same effect by simply using the Move() method - after all, renaming a file is tantamount to moving it from its original file path to the renamed file path, no?

An example of renaming a file using the Move() method can be seen below. For more information on Move() be sure to consult FAQ: How do I copy or move a file from one location to another?.

' VB.NET
File.Move("C:\Dir1\SomeFile.txt", "C:\Dir1\RenamedFileName.txt")

// C#
File.Move(@"C:\Dir1\SomeFile.txt", @"C:\Dir1\RenamedFileName.txt")


The File class is located in the System.IO namespace, meaning that you will have to import this namespace into your ASP.NET Web page or code-behind class. If you are using a server-side script block in your ASP.NET Web page, add <%@ Import Namespace="System.IO" %> to the top of the ASP.NET Web page. If you are using a code-behind class, add the following:

' VB.NET
Imports System.IO

// C#
using System.IO;


FAQ posted by Scott Mitchell at 9/3/2003 12:29:08 AM to the System.IO Namespace Classes category. This FAQ has been viewed 62,371 times.

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