To rename files in R, you can use file.rename() function.

The following method shows how you can do it with syntax.

Method 1: Use file.rename() Function

file.rename(from='old_file_name.csv', to='new_file_name.csv')

The following example shows how to renam file in R using file.rename() function.

Using file.rename() Function

Let’s see how we can use file.rename() function in R:

# Rename one file
file.rename(from='Machine1.csv', to='Data.csv')


[1] TRUE

Here the output shows TRUE which means we successfully rename the file name.