Saturday, April 9, 2011

Renaming Multiple Files

The Windows operating system has nifty feature that allows a user to rename multiple files at the same time using a single base name and incrementing numbers. Something to keep in mind is the file that you select to rename will become the first file in the sequence. You can also use the F2 keyboard shortcut; however, I do not necessarily recommend it due to the fact it will most likely choose the last file of your selection, which probably is not the file you want to be first in the sequence.

First, select all the files you wish to rename, right click on the first file and click Rename.

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Give the file the desired name and left click in an empty space or press Enter on the keyboard.

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If you are renaming a large number of files it may take a while for Windows to rename all the files.

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