Windows 10: how to rename multiple files at the same time?

by Kelvin
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Windows 10 allows natively to rename many files at the same time to not do everything by hand on a case by case basis. Time saving considerable. We explain how to use this feature, very easy to understand.


You need to rename multiple files from the same folder but are you looking for a solution to avoid doing the operation for each one? So you are in the right place. Let's start with some good news: you do not even need to download and install third-party software, Windows 10 offers a native feature that allows you to do this both very quickly and easily.

Windows 10 natively allows you to rename multiple files at once

Here is the procedure to follow:

    Open the relevant folder in theFile ExplorerSelect all the files you want to rename (Ctrl key to hold down for multiple selection, Shift key by clicking on the last file for extended selection) Press the F2 key from your keyboard or go in Home> Rename

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    Type the desired file nameAnd here, all your files are renamed and now have the same name. They are distinguished from each other by a number placed in parenthesis after the name (X)

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And now, voila ! Note that this little tutorial does not only work with Windows 10, you can also use this trick on earlier versions of the operating system. If you make a mistake, a simple Ctrl + Z or Clic Right> Cancel Rename will restore the situation.