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Renames a file or folder without user interface.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 2.8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Files.RenameFile"; Path; NewName )


Parameter Description Example value
Path The native path to the file or folder to be renamed. "/Users/John/Desktop/test.txt"
NewName The new name. On Windows must be full path to new file. "testfile.txt"


Returns OK or error message.


Renames a file or folder without user interface.
Path must be valid and exist.
This function needs a native path. Please use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath function in order to convert a FileMaker style path to a native path.


Rename file on Windows with full path:

MBS( "Files.RenameFile"; "\\FileServer\Dokumente\VK\123456\RG249388345.pdf" ; "\\FileServer\Dokumente\VK\123456\Rechnung_249388345.pdf" )

Rename file on OS X:

MBS( "Files.RenameFile"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test"; "Hello World, just a test!" )

See also

Files.ReadPNG   -   Files.ResolveBookmark

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