One of the fundamental elements of an operating system is folders. Folders allow you to place files of similar types oor topics in order to find them easily whenever you need them. The Mac and MacBook lineup allows users to create folders across the platform, and this really offers a level of flexibility that makes the whole system, very easy to use, and makes it very easy to categorise files. What is even more convenient is that we can create folders within a folder, making it absolutely easy to sort files down to the alphabet. Now, when you create a new folder on the Mac, it carries a generic name, and the first thing you want to do, is rename it to the appropriate label.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to name a folder on the Mac.

Step 1. Create a new folder anywhere on the Mac. The folder will carry the name ‘Untitled Folder‘.

 

How to name a folder on the Mac

 

Step 2. Right click on the newly created folder to reveal a pop up menu.

 

How to name a folder on the Mac

 

Step 3. Click on the ‘Rename‘ option from the pop up menu.

 

How to name a folder on the Mac

 

Step 4. You can now type in the name for the folder. It can be any name, but its good practise to give the folder a name that suits the context.

 

How to name a folder on the Mac

 

Once you have entered the name for the folder, click anywhere on the desktop and the changes will be finalised. In the future, if the folder needs a new name, you can follow the same procedure and change the name of the folder according to the new context.

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There is another simple way to name a folder on the Mac, and you can do it like this –

  1. Click on the untitled folder on the Mac.
  2. Click on the name of the folder to bring up the text entry box.

You can now type in the name of the folder as per the requirement and then click anywhere on the desktop to finalise the changes.