Rename Multiple Files in Windows Effortlessly Without Any Third Party Tools

August 27, 2009 – 1:36 pm

As corny as how the title sounds like, it is true! I don’t know about this trick until I bumped into a page from Microsoft’s Windows site. You can actually rename multiple files quickly using only the Windows Explorer and nothing else! The best part is (ahem!), I am going to share this will all my readers. :D

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How to Rename Files in Batch Using Windows Explorer

1- Using Windows Explorer, open the folder that contains all the files that you want to rename. I always use this trick to rename photo files that was imported from my camera.

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2- Using your mouse or keyboard (CTRL + A), select all files that you want to rename.

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3- Press the F2 button on your keyboard. Now, you are required to rename only the first file on the list with any name that you like (in this case, what I like!).

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4- Press Enter to complete the batch renaming files process. Automagically, all the files in the list will be renamed!

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That’s it! Cool batch rename trick eh?

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