Tip: Use F2 to Rename Files and Folders

Sometimes some of the easiest tricks on a computer are the least often used. I would wager that over 3/4 of the population has never intentionally used a single function key on their keyboard. Sure, they might have mashed one or two in a fit of rage as their system locks up for the 17th time that day, but that doesn’t count.

I keep a very organized file structure. As such, I often find the need to change the name of a file or folder to make it more useful and descriptive. This is why one of my favorite keys is the F2 key. It allows me to rename files without having to:

  • Click an icon twice, but timed correctly so it allows me to rename and does not open
  • Right click an icon and choosing rename

Give it a try!