Rename multiple files in windows

Written by Pavan Kumar on June 25, 2008



This is a very simple trick to rename multiple files with same name. Just remember yourself after copying different files from the digital camera or your mobile. All photos will be having same name which does not mean anything. The common names generated by these devices will be like dsc00101, dsc00102…. You want it to be named with the occation/ photographer. Here is the step by step way to create that.


1. Select all the files which you want to rename. You may use Ctrl key and mouse clicking on different files you like to select.

2. Right click on any one file and select rename. You may alternately do this by selecting File > Rename or even simply by pressing F2.

3. Only one file will be selected for renaming, enter the desired file name and hit enter.

4. All files will be renamed with same name but they differ in the way that the names will be filename (x), where x is the number varying from 1 to number of files-1. The file which got you the option of renaming will be having the name you entered without the number.

Say you enter a name techpavan by selecting 5 files in a single folder, the file names will be techpavan, techpavan (1), techpavan (2), techpavan (3), techpavan (4).


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I knew this trick
thx for sharing 😉

But for me, this trick is a new one. I knew that using softwares, but not directly in windows. I got it on microsoft site.

cool trick .. i didn’t know this trick earlier :)

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thats a real good trick! 😀 will try with my songs folders, thx mate

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This is cool. Never knew about this. Will save me a lot of time.

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@ Ken
Even there might be many such which we don’t know…

@ Narendra
Its cool idea to use with songs… Very nice when those songs are copied onto cell phone….

@ Madhur
Definitely, no one like to use resource consuming softwares for such small things like renaming. A definite time saver…

this trick has a lot of advantges
like no need to install any s/w

@ Ajay

You are right!!!

This tricks and your new design. Both are awesome.

@ Rohit

Thank you…. I choose theme in such a way so as to preserve it for some good time…

Nice trick buddy…new design looks cool

nice trick….

Nice tip, I have used this one before.
BTW the new design looks good.

This trick can come in quite handy. Although I prefer to just make an executable bat file which changes the filename for me fast. :)

@ Abishek, Harsha, Nirmal

Thank you….

@ Fahad

That’s nice, will try out that and post that too….

Yep, this is nice trick.

nice trick! this is indeed especially useful for digicam photos.

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    Pavan Kumar completed Engineering in Electronics and Communication in the year 2008. He is very enthusiastic and keen to work on different aspects of computer, internet and mobile related fields. The articles here reflect his creativity. This blog was started as a showcase of solutions for different problems and today it has got a good reputation in the blogosphere. Read More...

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