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Rename Overview

Video Tutorial Available:  Renaming Files and Folders

Rename allows for the renaming of files. The file is renamed on the staging and the production server. It is important to note that files renamed on the staging server change the associated files on the production server, but files renamed on the production server do not change the file name on the staging server. 

Renaming a File

A file can be renamed from the Pages list view by hovering and from the File menu, selecting Rename. Note that a file does not have to be checked out to be renamed.

  1. To rename a file, navigate to the Pages List view, hover over the desired file, and from the File menu, click Rename.

    Rename File

  2. Input the new file name.

    Rename File

  3. When the new name has been inputted, click away from the box or press the Enter key.

While some extensions can be changed, PCF file types cannot. Likewise, a file extension cannot be changed to PCF.

Note: Renaming a file changes its name on both the staging and production servers. As well, a prompt will appear when renaming a file indicating how many pages will need to be republished should the rename process be completed. To continue, click OK. This will republish the page based on the current version of the page on the live production server with the new dependency links. If changes have been made but not published to the live site, those changes will still not be published to the live production server but will be available in OU Campus and still saved on the staging server. This includes any versions.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 9/24/14