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I am interested in renaming my characters and worlds. Is that possible?

I have looked through the UI and could not find a way.

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It is possible, but it requires external tools to do so. There are various inventory editors that let you change your player's name and appearance. And, of course, there are tools like TEdit that let you edit a world including the name.

Changing the profile/world filename will not rename the world and those files are not in plain text so normal text editor will not do.

  • I ended up using the first linked editor (TSGE) to modify my character's name. It was incredibly quick and easy. – Colin D Oct 11 '13 at 12:11
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Terrasavr allows you to upload a character save file, edit it, and download it again. It has a wide range of features, and does not require installing any external tools.

You can find your character in Documents/My Games/Terraria.

It does not support world files.

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I have managed to change a worlds name by opening it in a text editor and then just finding and replacing the 2 instances of the old name with the new one. It worked except for that the map display was reset (previously explored areas were cleared) and one other apparent problem was that the new name had to be the same length as the original otherwise the world became corrupt (Terraria failed to load info about the world such as difficulty, size and creation date (showing as "unknown")).

It is possible to change it without any special tools but I don't recommend it if you don't want to possibly ruin your world.

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