How to: Rename a Directory in Visual Basic

The RenameDirectory method of the My.Computer.FileSystem object can be used to rename a directory by supplying the current location and name of the directory, along with the new name for the directory. This method cannot be used to move a directory; use the MoveDirectory method to move and rename the directory.

To rename a directory

  • Use the My.Computer.FileSystem.RenameDirectory method to rename a directory. The following code renames the Test directory to SecondTest.


This code example is also available as an IntelliSense code snippet. In the code snippet picker, the example is located in File system - Processing Drives, Folders, and Files. For more information, see How to: Insert IntelliSense Code Snippets.

The following conditions can cause an exception:

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