File Manager edit filenames

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So, is there ANY way to rename files - I found a 2009 discussion that says no way, but that's kind of old!

I see you can do a file replace and upload a new file. Is there a database I can go into or can I go into the directory structure (seems unlikely)

I had uploaded all the images from my old site and put them on my C5 pages. I want to make them SEO friendly - hopefully without re-uploading

Any hints?

Thanks!

stephaniemull
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PineCreativeLabs replied on at Permalink Reply
PineCreativeLabs
You can edit the name (title) of each image (and other attributes, as well, such as the description).

To do this, simply click on that file in the File Manager, and select "Properties" from the popup menu.

In the Properties dialog box, you can edit the Title, Description,and other items. Simply click on the item you want to edit, enter the info, then save it (click on the icon on the right).
stephaniemull replied on at Permalink Reply
stephaniemull
Thank you for your reply.

I do want to edit the actual file name, however and can't figure out a way to do that.

thanks.
exchangecore replied on at Permalink Reply
exchangecore
Just a stab in the dark here, but in the file manager you have the ability to "Replace" files. I wonder if you download the file, rename it on your pc, then replace it with the renamed file if that would solve the rename problem? Might be worth a shot even if it is tedious.
stephaniemull replied on at Permalink Reply
stephaniemull
Yep! That is what I am doing right now.

It's a learning process - this is my first C5 site and I will know to have all my file ducks in a row BEFORE uploading them on my next site :)

I just thought there might be a "backdoor" way where I could take care of the problem.... but doesn't appear to be.

Thanks for the replies, folks!
wagdi replied on at Permalink Reply
wagdi
Have you tried GrowthCurve's suggestion?

1. Go to the file manager
2. Click on your desired file in the File Manager
3. Select "Properties" from the popup menu.
4. In the Properties dialog box, you can edit the Title, Description,and other items.

To sum up: Simply click on the item you want to edit, enter the info, then save it (click on the icon on the right to save).
stephaniemull replied on at Permalink Reply
stephaniemull
Yes, thanks. I did respond to that. It is not the title, it is the actual FILE NAME I want to change. I am in the process of renaming the files locally and I will do the replace.

thanks!
Remo replied on at Permalink Reply
Remo
This is pretty old but in case case you or someone who finds this post, if you'd merge the changes in this pull request you could rename files in the properties dialog:

https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5-legacy/pull/1912...

I'm not sure whether I'll actually merge this into the official version as I have a number of reasons against it, but maybe it helps someone anyway..