🧡 Skip to main content🔍 Skip to search
Rename Remote File

Automation Workshop includes the Rename Remote File Action that can rename files located on a remote server. Files are renamed on the server without downloading and uploading them. The files never hit a local machine.

The Action supports renaming of directories (or folders). The directories are renamed the same way as files. Server side renaming makes the process very fast and efficient. The renaming Task (workflow) can be created using a no-code approach, and it takes only a couple minutes.

Features & highlights

Usage examples


  • File · Choose single or multiple files to be renamed in a remote directory and give a new name or name pattern.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.


  • Rename Remote File integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Rename Remote File variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Rename Remote File Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using the quick «RRF» shortcut.

Local rename? Easy!

Rename files on local computers, LAN servers, or shared drives using the Rename File Action. For folders, use the Rename Folder Action.

For complete multi-server remote management (workflows, logs, etc.), use the remote tools and flexible deployment features.


Automation Workshop includes many more awesome Triggers and numerous Actions to aid you to automate any repetitive computer or business task by providing state-of-the-art GUI tools.

Automated Trigger · File & Folder Watcher
File & Folder Watcher
Automate Action · Extract Partial Text
Extract Partial Text

Ask for more…

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.