I just want to rename a java source file NAME

I just want to rename a java source fileNAME,
no refactoring,
e.g. MySource.java -> MySource.old
so that the contents stay available, but it clearly is not part of the sources anymore.
For that purpose I have to do something deadly inconvenient ;) leave IDEA, launch the Windows Explorer, navigate through the folder hierarchy, locate the file and rename it there...

So my feature request: offer a POFR (plain old file rename)
from the IDE in contrast to refactor-rename, which sounds
quite odd btw. when you rename non-java sources with it ;) ... or maybe a simple "Show in Windows Explorer"

Happy Easter!

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Have a look at the external tools functionality, you might find it useful (using it you could either rename the file or open the directory in explorer).

HTH,
Andrei

MD> I just want to rename a java source fileNAME,
MD>
MD> no refactoring,
MD>
MD> e.g. MySource.java -> MySource.old
MD>
MD> so that the contents stay available, but it clearly is not part of
MD> the sources anymore.
MD>
MD> For that purpose I have to do something deadly inconvenient ;)
MD> leave IDEA, launch the Windows Explorer, navigate through the folder
MD> hierarchy, locate the file and rename it there...
MD>
MD> So my feature request: offer a POFR (plain old file rename)
MD>
MD> from the IDE in contrast to refactor-rename, which sounds
MD>
MD> quite odd btw. when you rename non-java sources with it ;) ... or
MD> maybe a simple "Show in Windows Explorer"
MD>
MD> Happy Easter!
MD>

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See this post for an external tool to navigate to a file in Windows Explorer:

http://www.intellij.net/forums/thread.jsp?forum=22&thread=29775&message=478418#478418

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thank you, very useful!

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