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How can I rename my projects?

I have alredy creted a project and i don't like the name any more. I tried to rename the file and the folder but an eror appeard. Is there a proper way to rename my projects ? If so please share it !

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asked May 19 '14 at 04:30 PM in Installation & Setup

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You also change the GameName in Config/DefaultEngine.ini

[URL] GameName=

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answered May 19 '14 at 04:45 PM

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avatar image Ivailo Korakov May 19 '14 at 05:12 PM

Thank you !

avatar image Clapfoot May 19 '14 at 05:21 PM

Please accept answer :)

avatar image 8BitGate Aug 20 '15 at 10:55 PM

The above method is correct, and works great. However, if you try to package the project to an android device afterwards, it will fail. In order to fix this, delete your cached android files. It's in your project folder under "[project folder]\Build" -- delete the contents of this folder.

avatar image AppleBurner Mar 08 '16 at 02:19 AM

I tried the above method and it renamed it, but any packaged products wouldn't run unless they were named what the project name was before I renamed it.

avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Mar 14 '16 at 06:35 PM

Hi AppleBurner,

What device are you trying to package to? Are you on a Mac or PC? How are you editing the DefaultEngine.ini.

-Steve H.

avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Mar 21 '16 at 02:21 PM

Hi AppleBurner,

Since we haven't heard back from you, I'm closing this as resolved. However, if you still wish us to help narrow down why this solution is not working for you, please respond by answering the last two questions (assuming you are using this to resolve packaging to an android device.)

-Steve H.

avatar image Taurian Mar 21 '16 at 08:28 PM

This just isn't enough. Renaming a project creates a whole slew of issues especially if you're using VS. Where is the official (and updated) documentation on the process?

avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Mar 22 '16 at 04:51 PM

While we currently do not have official documentation on how to change your C++ Project name, a licensee has been generous enough to share this response given by one of our documentation authors:


There is also this example which was linked through a forum post on the subject:

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avatar image Steve Hardister ♦♦ STAFF Mar 22 '16 at 04:54 PM

I've also entered a request for official documentation: JIRA [UEDOC-2917].

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I will start with cloning the project with the new name from the Epic Launcher and see if you can open the new project. After that, test VS compilation just to make sure.

The steps in here can follow if really needed: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/242407/renaming-a-c-project.html

That's the method I did and it was a reasonable sized C++ project.

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answered Apr 25 '18 at 07:03 PM

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Hello. Sorry for my wrong English. I don’t know if my decision will help anyone, but if you make a game on an android, it’s absolutely not important what your project is called. The main thing that is written under your icon on a mobile device. Go to: Setting -> Project Setting -> Android -> Application Display Name (app_name), project name if blank -> (enter any name in any language). After that, your file compiled on android will be named as your project. But the installed game on the mobile device will be named as you specified in the settings.alt text

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answered Dec 25 '18 at 12:03 PM

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