I have a simple question: how do you rename your Assets in Google Earth Engine (I'm not talking about the files within the Assets)? For some reason I cannot rename it and I have a hard time creating a new one and delete the older folder!

  • For example, currently my assets is named: users/2019_NB and I want to change it to 2020_NB, how can I do that? Was this example helpful? Thank you for your response btw, I really appreciate it!
    – user164173
    Commented May 22, 2020 at 14:07

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An asset ID looks like this:


It's easy to rename an asset or an intermediate folder (some, path, or name). Just click on the pencil icon when hovering over the asset/folder in the code editor. What you're asking for is changing the username. That you cannot do yourself. You'll have to talk to Google about that.

  • Thank you very much, this was really helpful!
    – user164173
    Commented May 22, 2020 at 15:08
  • Note: At this time, the Earth Engine team can not support requests to change username. Commented Sep 22, 2022 at 18:07

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