When you rename a drive, file, and folder in Windows, the name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? ” < > |
In Windows 10, you can use the Emoji Panel to include an Emoji in the name of a drive, file, and folder.
Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. Emoji are used much like emoticons and exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals.
When you use an emoji in a drive, file, or folder name, the emoji will be a basic black and white version.
Any drive, file, or folder that includes an emoji in its name, you will not be able to link to it in a command prompt or when mapping or sharing over a network. If this is an issue for you, then do not include an emoji in the name. Otherwise, using an emoji in the name could help make it less accessible to unwanted sources.
This tutorial will show you how to use the Emoji Panel to include an emoji in drive, file, and folder names in Windows 10.
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If a file is currently in use, for example by a program, Windows will not allow you to rename it.
If you rename more than one file at the same time, the new name for each folder will be new file name, new file name (1), new file name (2), etc…
Be careful to not change the file extension of a file when renaming the file. Doing so will change its file type, and break the file until the extension is changed back.
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