How to: Rename a Document or Folder in Team Explorer

You can rename documents and folders in the Documents node of Team Explorer by following these steps.

Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator or your team project administrator to make sure that your user account has the permissions described in the following section.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Team Foundation Valid Users security group. If the necessary security permissions are set explicitly, then you must have the View project-level information permission on the team project set to Allow. You must also be a member of the Windows SharePoint Services Contributor group. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To rename a document or folder

  • Right-click the document or folder, and then click Rename.


You cannot rename a folder if it represents a document library.

  1. Type a new name, and then press Enter.


You cannot change the file name extension for a document by using Team Explorer or the project portal.

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