How To Use Emoji as a File Name In Windows 10

Users, with an easy way, can use emojis instead of words to name files and folders of Windows 10.

Nowadays, using emojis is one of the best ways to show emotions. Imagine, you are writing a message and want the receiver to know your feelings at that moment. Surely, just a text cannot completely do that; Therefore, using emoji is the best way. But do you know that you can use your fascinating keyboard emojis on other platforms like PC? You can use emojis in almost every software on a computer. You can even use emojis as a file or folder name.

Use emojis in file and folder names

If you have not used Windows 10 emojis yet, first you need to learn how to do this. Thanks to the Windows OS letting users use different emojis, this is pretty easy. To open the emoji keyboard in Windows 10, you have two ways: the first way is to use a combination key of “ Win + .” which will instantly open the emoji keyboard. The second way is just like the first one but you have used the “;” key (semi column) instead.


To add emojis to the name of a file or a folder, you should only open the keyboard (with the help of combination keys) when you want to write a name. You can find your favorite emoji among others by looking or searching similar words above the keyboard. For example, to find a dog emoji, you can type “dog” in the top bar and wait until related emojis are shown. After finding the desired emoji, click on it or press the “Enter” key.


You can use emojis instead of words as easy as this was.


Unicode makes using emojis in file names possible

All of these works are possible because of Unicode. It consists of character for all of the writing systems of the world, including old and modern ones. Emojis and different symbols are in this category.

Emojis, in different sections, are usually seen in color. But when they are used as the name of a file or folder, these characters are no longer in color. User, after using emojis in the name of files, faces black and white characters; Exactly like when we type them in Notepad.

Thanks to Unicode, any program supporting standard character, can use existing emojis in standard fonts as well. Using emojis in a filename is exactly like using a character or a symbol from another language. 👌

Problems that might happen to every one

You may experience problems in some programs when using emojis for in file’s name. If programs do not support Unicode’s characters, they could make problems for files with emojis in their names.

For example, the classic Windows Command Prompt fails to show emoji characters in the document’s name correctly. But PowerShell and the new Microsoft Windows Terminal can both show it correctly.


Generally, most of the time, you can use emojis as a file or folder name. If you faced any problem this way, you can easily change the file’s name. You can always open File Explorer and change the name of the damaged file or folder, so the emoji character will be deleted. Then you can properly use them in programs that do not support emoji names.

There are other things in Windows 10 that can make the user experience more attractive. If you know anything about this, share it with us.

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