Java IO Tutorial - Java File.renameTo(File dest)


File.renameTo(File dest) has the following syntax.

public boolean renameTo(File dest)


In the following code shows how to use File.renameTo(File dest) method.

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public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] args) {

    // create new File objects
    File f = new File("C:/test.txt");
    File f1 = new File("C:/testA.txt");

    // rename file
    boolean bool = f.renameTo(f1);

    // print
    System.out.print("File renamed? " + bool);


The code above generates the following result.