Rename Multiple Files (Windows)

by on November 1st, 2007

Want to rename multiple files and folders together? Renaming each item separately is definitely a problem when it comes to more files. Here is a cool technique for renaming multiple items together. There are two ways of doing it: one involving the mouse and the other with the keyboard only.

So here it goes ..

Select the items you want to rename.
Press F2 or right click one of the selected items and select rename.
This will highlight one item for renaming .. rename it to whatever you like.
Other items will automatically be renamed altogether using (number) at the end of your first renamed item. e.g, If I rename the first item as “myfile” the other items will follow as myfile(1), myfile(2) and so on.