Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rename Multiple Files at the Same Time

If you’ve downloaded pictures to your computer or you have other files that you want to rename, you can quickly rename the files so that each file has the same name with a consecutive number following the name.  For example you could rename all your vacation pictures as “Disney World 2012 (1)”, “Disney World 2012 (2)”, etc.

  1. Locate all the files that you want to rename. (Do not open them.)
  2. Select all the files to rename. 
    - If the files are in consecutive order, click the first file, hold the SHIFT key down while clicking your mouse on the last file.  
    - If the files are not consecutive, click the first file and then press and hold the CTRL key while you select each of the remaining files.
  3. While the files are selected, right-click your mouse on the first file.
  4. Click RENAME.
  5. Type a name for the files, for example: Disney World 2012.
  6. Press the ENTER key.
  7. You're finished!  Each file should have the same initial name with a sequential number in parentheses.