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Renaming Files and Folders from within a Zip File

Using the WinZip® ribbon

Renaming a file or folder with the WinZip ribbon is the same as in Windows Explorer. There are three ways to enter renaming mode:

  • Click the file or folder, then press F2.
  • Click the file or folder twice, slowly.
  • Right-click the file or folder and choose Rename from the shortcut menu.

Once you are in renaming mode, simply type the new name and press the Enter key.

If you later decide that you don't want the items renamed, close the archive without saving it (Note: any other changes will be lost).

For large Zip files, it may be faster to rename a number of files as a batch. Select multiple files and/or folders; then press F2. A dialog will display with a list of the selected files and folders. Next, rename each file or folder by clicking on it and typing in the new name. Then, after all of the file/folder names have been updated, click OK to perform the rename.

Using the Legacy Toolbar

You can rename files or folders as shown above for the WinZip ribbon, or you can choose Rename from the Actions menu after selecting the file or folder.

You can also select multiple files and/or folders and rename them in a single batch operation. Choose Rename from the Actions menu. A dialog will display with a list of the selected files and folders. Next, rename each file or folder by clicking on it and typing in the new name. Then, after all of the file/folder names have been updated, click OK to perform the rename.

If you later decide that you don't want the items renamed, close the archive without saving it (Note: any other changes will be lost).