Rename SyncDrive files and folders

You can rename SyncDrive files and folders in the My Syncplicity web browser application and Syncplicity clients. The following tables describe how the My Syncplicity online file browser (OFB) and clients initiate and respond to actions.

Initiator: OFB

The following table describes actions when a user is logged on to My Syncplicity in a browser and performing renames.

Resource acted on Action in OFB Client behavior Comment
SyncDrive you own Rename root folder Performs rename No version loss
SyncDrive subfolders and files Can be renamed Performs rename No version loss
SyncDrive shared with you Cannot rename root-level folder but can rename everything below it Propagated as-is No version loss
Local syncpoints you own Rename root folder Client does not rename, but folder remains in sync Existing behavior
Local syncpoints shared with you Cannot rename No action
Local syncpoints subfolders and files you own Cannot rename No action

Initiator: Client

The following table describes actions when a user is using a desktop client and performing renames.

Resource acted on Action in client OFB behavior Comment
SyncDrive you own Rename root folder Performs rename Unchanged
SyncDrive subfolders and files Can be renamed Performs rename Unchanged
SyncDrive shared with you Cannot rename root-level folder but can rename everything below it Propagated as-is Unchanged
Local syncpoints you own
Local syncpoints shared with you
Rename occurs only at root level but it becomes out of sync
Any subfolder or file below it becomes a delete-and-create operation
Local syncpoints subfolders and files you own Can rename No action Old versions lost

Rename a file or folder

  1. Log on to My Syncplicity in a browser.
  2. Place the cursor over a file or folder and click the Pencil icon. The icon is only displayed for files and folders you can rename.
  3. Type a new name.

Other details

  • Digest notifications include file or folder rename events
  • File and folder names cannot contain special characters
  • Rename does not generate versions for files and folders
  • No changes to activity feed and reporting
  • Cannot restore previously used name

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