How to quickly rename multiple files in Windows
Rename multiple files in Microsoft Windows XP Explorer by following the below steps.
- Open Explorer.
- In Explorer select all the files you wish to rename.
- Once the files have been selected press F2 and type the new name for the files. For example, typing "test" will rename the files to test, test(1), test(2), test(3) etc. If you have show file extensions enabled, make sure to also type the name of the file extension you're renaming.
If you need each of the files renamed as a different name, you can also quickly go through files by following the below steps.
- Highlight the first file and press the F2 key.
- This will open the rename for the highlighted file. After the file has been renamed press the tab key to go to the next file.
Finally, if the above suggestions don't help or you need a more powerful tool for renaming multiple files in Windows we suggest the Bulk Rename Utility.