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How to Batch Rename Multiple Files in Windows 10

In this Windows 10 guide, you'll learn how to batch rename many files in a very rapid and simple manner.

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Batch renaming multiple files in Windows 10 is both at home and at business beneficial. To have different naming formats, right-click and rename every single file one by one. However, it is much quicker and easier to rename all the files at once using a bulk rename tool.

On the bright side, though, since the Command Prompt and PowerShell tools offered with Windows 10 are difficult to use and get incorrect if you aren’t an experienced user, the platform does have a couple more ways to accomplish this task, including using its Command Prompt and PowerShell tools. Batch renaming files with File Explorer is a simpler and faster process. By the end of this guide, you will know how.

To bulk-rename files in File Explorer, we recommend using two separate procedures. When working with batch renaming, it is best to find an efficient way to go through all the files in the batch without having to name each file one by one.

We’ll teach you the easiest method of renaming a bunch of files if you don’t mind giving every file a generic name. In other words, all the files you’ve picked have the same name, but with numbers given to them.

How to batch rename multiple files in Windows (Rename files individually)

1. Open File Explorer and navigate to where your files are saved.

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2. Right-click on the first file in the folder, then click “Rename.”

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3. Type the new name for the file, then press the Tab key on your keyboard. It will choose the next file so you can instantly begin entering a new name for the file, while simultaneously saving the name of the selected file to the clipboard.

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4. Continue typing file names and pressing Tab to cycle to the next file, until all your files are renamed.

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How to batch rename multiple files in Windows (Rename files in bulk)

1. Open File Explorer and navigate to where your files are saved.

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2. Select all the files you want to rename. You can do this either by clicking and dragging your cursor across the files, or by holding the Ctrl key and clicking once on each file.

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3. Right-click the first of the highlighted files and click “Rename.”

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4. Type in the new file name — remember that this will be applied to every file you’ve selected — and press the Enter key.

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5. All selected files will be renamed, using a “[File name] [number]” format to keep each file individually identifiable.

You have Renamed all Files in your folder. That’s all!

 

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