How to Rename Your Unity Project

How to Rename Your Unity Project

Oct 14, 2021ยท

3 min read

In today's tutorial, I'll be showing you how to rename your Unity project.

Chances are there will be times when you want a new name due to the nature of your game changing or even a typo in your original name.

There's a little more to this procedure than meets the eye, so let's dive in and take a look.

Project vs. Product name

When it comes to naming your game, there are two different names that are both relevant to your project. Let's take a look at the differences between them.

The product name is the name of your game or simulation as defined in Project Settings. It may or may not be the same name as the file structure for your project. Changing the product name does not change the project name. One of the obvious places where the product name appears is in the bottom right-hand corner of an embedded WebGL build, as illustrated in the image below.

imageedit_1_7642214682.png In this WebGL build, the product name is visible in the bottom right corner.

The project name is the top-level folder of your project, where all of your assets and game data are stored. This is the name you will see in Unity Hub when you go to open up your project. If you change the project name, you will need to re-add your project back into the Hub in order to edit it again.

imageedit_1_3006363000.pngAn example of a local repository for Unity projects. Each folder represents a different project name.

Changing the name

Now let's look at how to rename both a Unity product and a Unity project.

Renaming the product

  1. Open up the product you want to rename. Go to File->Build Settings->Player Settings.

  2. Select the Player category from the list on the left. You will now see a place to enter in the product name on the right.

  3. Make your edits and close the Player Settings window. Your product now has a new name.

imageedit_1_5263844699.pngThe Project Settings window in Unity.

Renaming the project

  1. Open up the Unity Hub and click the three dots next to the project name.

  2. Select Show in Explorer.

  3. Rename your Unity project by right-clicking and selecting Rename.

  4. Close down the Unity Hub and open it back up again. Your renamed project must be added back into the Hub. With Projects selected on the left, click Add.

  5. Navigate to your Unity project and click Select Folder. Your renamed project should now reappear in the Hub.

imageedit_3_9179680122.pngThe Unity Hub is where you can view different project names.

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