Ren, Rename - DOS/Command Prompt Reference
Changes the name of the file.
ren <old-file-path> <new-file-name>
rename <old-file-path> <new-file-name>
|ren, rename||This command can be either ‘ren’ or ‘rename’.|
|<old-file-path>||Specifies the file to rename. Either the absolute or relative path is allowed. Also the directory can be specified.|
|<new-file-name>||Specifies the name after change. The path cannot be specified.|
This command only changes the ‘name’ of the file. To change file's parent directory or drive, use Move command.
ren C:\Foo\document.txt hello.txt
Renames the name of the file ‘C:\Foo\document.txt’ to ‘hello.txt’. In this case, replacing ‘ren’ with ‘move’ results to move ‘document.txt’ into the current directory.