How To Batch Rename Files in Windows

Easily Batch Rename Files in Windows with the help of all the possible ways that we have discussed just below with which you can even convert bulk files too. So follow the complete guide discussed below to proceed.

Renaming a single file could be no difficult task as anyone could do that by just right-clicking on file and then from the “Rename” option from the list menu simply put up another name for that file. But, what if you have to rename multiple files means more than 10, then this could be the real time-consuming task. You would get broken if the number of files is huge and it might also happen that you could take up the whole day long to rename the number of files in Windows. Now no one would have ever thought of the thing of renaming the whole batch files all at once because this feature could feel like impossible and is also not there in the default Windows options. Although this thing could feel impossible to let you know about that, this is totally possible, and the multiple files or the batch files could be easily renamed all at once. Forgetting that feature enabled in the Windows there has to be a method followed by the users, here in this article we have written that particular method. Just go and read on the method to know about it, hence apply it up!

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How to Batch Rename Files in Windows

Below are the methods by which you can easily batch rename files. So follow the below steps to proceed.

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#1 Using File Explorer:-

Step 1. First of all, select all those bunches of files which all you wish to rename. Note that by the method your files would get up the much similar type of names although could be differentiated easily. If you wish to go with that, then this method could prove to be beneficial because, through this, you could easily rename all the selected file at the once.

Batch Rename Files in Windows
Batch Rename Files in Windows

Step 2. After selecting the files, just choose the renaming option from the Windows Explorer, you could also press up the F2 button for that if you are using some other kind of file browser in which this command is missing. After that, you would notice that all the selected files remain selected while the first one of these all gets its name highlighted to be renamed.

Batch Rename Files in Windows
Batch Rename Files in Windows

Step 3. Type in the new name for the file that is highlighted and then presses the enter button. You would see that all your rest of selected files will automatically get renamed using the name you have used for the highlighted file. The only difference between the alter files would be the numerical extension text added to all the files that all would be completely different from each other.

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#2 Using Command Prompt

To rename the files using the command prompt, just try to use the command : ren “file-name” “my-name” You could use the * with the file names to match the similar kind of file names and hence rename these all at once.

Batch Rename Files in Windows
Batch Rename Files in Windows

For eg. ren *.txt*.html and all the files would get their extension changed from txt to HTML.

#3 Using PowerShell :-

Step 1. Just type in “Rename-Item” to rename any file on the Mac, use this command with the filename like rename-item “wordfile” “name”

Batch Rename Files in Windows
Batch Rename Files in Windows

Step 2. Use the command for multiple file renaming: dir ] rename-item -NewName {$_. name -replace “previous name” “new name”}

Batch Rename Files in Windows
Batch Rename Files in Windows

There are some of the apps named Bulk Rename Utility and the AdvancedRenamer app made for the purpose of renaming the multiple files all at the once and through that apps many other aspects of the naming could be set easily!

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#4 Using Massive File Renamer

On Windows operating system you will find tools for every purpose. So, you can use Massive File Renamer tool to rename multiple files easily. With Massive file renamer, you get the job done for a wide variety of renaming tasks.

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The app is not much popular, but, it is so effective that it can rename files in bulk. The app is available in English and Spanish language.

#4 Advanced Renamer

Advanced Renamer
Advanced Renamer

Advanced Renamer is a program for renaming multiple files and folders at once. By configuring renaming methods the names can be manipulated in various ways. With Advanced Renamer you can construct new file names by adding, removing, replacing, changing case, or giving the file a brand new name based on known information about the file.

If you want to set up a batch job to rename multiple files on your Windows computer, Advanced Renamer could be the best choice for you.

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So this was the method through which you could easily rename your multiple batch files while using the Windows on the computer. As from the article, you have got up that the method isn’t too difficult or complex but any moderate user could apply it without any issues. It’s now your time to apply this method to your Batch files in Windows and hence rename them all at once easily. Hope you would like up the method, don’t forget to share your views.



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