PyCharm 2021.1 Help

Renaming Projects

In most cases, the name of a PyCharm project is the same as the name of its root folder, so the easiest way to change the name of a project is just rename its root folder.

  1. Right-click the root folder of your project and select Refactor | Rename from the context menu or press Shift+F6.

  2. In the dialog that opens, choose the rename strategy.

    • If the project name is the same as the name of its root folder, select Rename directory.

      Renaming a directory
      PyCharm will perform the Rename refactoring so that all the references to the directory throughout the code remain valid.
      Preview of the rename refactoring

    • If the project name is different from the name of its root folder, select Rename project.

      Renaming a project

      Alternatively, select File | Rename Project from the main menu and type the new name of the project in the dialog that opens.

      Also select this option if your application is deployed to a remote server and the project root folder is mapped to the server root.

Last modified: 06 April 2021