Batch rename files Windows 10/8/7(Rename multiple files)

Lionsure 2020-09-21 Original by the website

Sometimes it is necessary to name a class of files with a uniform name, just add a serial number after the name. To complete the work that Windows batch rename files, you often need to find software tools, but starting from Windows 7, including Windows 8 and 10 operating systems, and of course, including Windows Server 2008 R2 and above, they have the function of batch renaming files. No need to find software tools anymore to rename files.

Generally speaking, most of the files that need to be renamed in batches are pictures. The pictures taken by the camera or mobile phone are named after the time, which is very unintuitive. It is necessary to rename them again. Often it's just a group of pictures taken with a name and a serial number.


Batch rename files Windows 10/8/7(i.e. Rename multiple files Windows)

I. Quick steps

Select all files that need to be renamed in batches → right click → rename → enter a new file name → click the blank space → finish.


II. Detailed steps for quickly batch rename files Windows 10/8/7

1. Select all the files that need to be renamed in batches, move the mouse to these files and right-click, the pop-up menu is shown in Figure 1:

Batch rename files Windows 10

Figure 1

2. select "Rename", the name of one of the selected files enters the editing state, as shown in Figure 2:

Rename multiple files Windows

Figure 2

3. Enter a file name, such as "Spring Scenery", click any blank area of window, all selected files have been named with "Spring Scenery" plus a serial number, as shown in Figure 3:

Windows batch rename files

Figure 3

If after renaming, you want the files to be arranged in a certain order, you must arrange them in this order before selecting them, so that the renamed serial numbers will be numbered in the order arranged in advance.

The above is the quick batch renaming method for Windows 7/8/10. Of course, Windows Server 2008 R2 and above operating systems also support such batch renaming.