Rename file


T

tony

Is it possible to rename an active file from aaa to bbb without losing
all its data?

T.
 
Ad

Advertisements

C

Cal Learner-- MVP

Is it possible to rename an active file from aaa to bbb without losing
all its data?
Yes.

It is better to show the extensions, so I would like to think of
renaming aaa.mny as bbb.mny.
 
R

Rusty Fender

Sorry for the highjack, but since we're on the subject, is it ok to leave
spaces between words when naming or renaming a file?....I have always heard
that it's better leave no spaces in file names.

Regards
 
B

Bob Peel MVP

That goes back to DOS days when it couldn't cope with spaces and thought
that anything after the space was a second file name. So Bob Peel.mny was
regarded by early DOS/Windows as two files - one named Bob and one named
Peel.mny.

History lesson over - you can use spaces but as there is always a
possibility (but not with your .mny file!!) that you might want to swap
files with someone still using Windows 3.1 you perhaps ought to use an
underscore as Bob_Peel.mny.
 
C

Cal Learner-- MVP

Sorry for the highjack, but since we're on the subject, is it ok to leave
spaces between words when naming or renaming a file?....I have always heard
that it's better leave no spaces in file names.
Yes, on both counts.

I would not put a space on my Money file. The reasons include that I
would have to enclosed the name into double quotes to refer to it.
Now if I only browsed to the file, and never type the name, that
would not be a consideration.

Also, some older apps may not be able to handle the name that way.
In the case of a Money file, that is probably not a problem.
 
Ad

Advertisements

B

Bob Peel MVP

No you have to use normal Windows file handling. Browse to the file with
Windows Explorer or My Computer, right click on the file and select Rename.
Don't forget to retain the .mny suffix or Money won't open the file in
future.
 
T

tony

Except for the palpitations of "cannot open the file" and the little
dance to find the renamed file, it worked. Thank you Bob.

T.
 
R

Rusty Fender

OK, Thanks!
Bob Peel MVP said:
That goes back to DOS days when it couldn't cope with spaces and thought
that anything after the space was a second file name. So Bob Peel.mny was
regarded by early DOS/Windows as two files - one named Bob and one named
Peel.mny.

History lesson over - you can use spaces but as there is always a
possibility (but not with your .mny file!!) that you might want to swap
files with someone still using Windows 3.1 you perhaps ought to use an
underscore as Bob_Peel.mny.
 
Ad

Advertisements

R

Rusty Fender

OK, Thanks!
Cal Learner-- MVP said:
Yes, on both counts.

I would not put a space on my Money file. The reasons include that I
would have to enclosed the name into double quotes to refer to it.
Now if I only browsed to the file, and never type the name, that
would not be a consideration.

Also, some older apps may not be able to handle the name that way.
In the case of a Money file, that is probably not a problem.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top