How to Rename Multiple Files in your PC

How to Rename Multiple Files in your PC
(Last Updated On: February 1, 2018)

After reading this article you will learn how to rename multiple files in your Windows PC.

There are times when you may need to rename many files in your computer.

For instance you transferred some of your pictures from you mobile phone to a folder in your computer, we all know the way phones gives annoying name to your picture, let’s say – they are pictures you took in school – you might want to give them name like “My School Pix” or “College Images”.

Now, you have lots of pictures in that folder, renaming them individually can be time consuming, this is where renaming multiple files comes in.

Renaming multiple files is not restricted to pictures alone, video, music and every other type of files are also included.

How to Rename Multiple Files in your PC

  • Select all the files which you want to rename (use CTRL + A to select all the roles in the folder or hold Shift and click on each files you need to rename in the folder)
  • Next, Right Click on first file and select the option Rename, alternatively press FNF2 which is a rename shortcut.
  • Rename the first file with any name (lets rename as Jack)

  • After you have renamed first file other files will automatically rename themselves.

Note if you name the first file as “Jack” other files will rename themselves automatically as “Jack (1)” “Jack (2) Jack (3) and so on.

Rename Multiple Files

Only use this method when you want to keep all the selected files in with similar names.

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