How to Batch Rename Multiple Files in Windows 10


It’s easy to rename a single file in Windows 10, just right-click on the file name and then rename it. But when you need to rename hundreds of files, it will be tedious and painful to rename them one by one. To make your time more valuable, this article will introduce how to batch rename multiple files in Windows 10 at once.

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Batch Rename Multiple Files in Windows 10 Using File Explorer

The easiest and quickest way to batch rename multiple files in Windows 10 is using File Explorer. You could follow these steps:

Step 1. Navigate to the folder where you want to change the name of files

Step 2. Press Ctrl +A to select all your target files

Step 3. Once all the files are highlighted, right-click on the first file, select Rename and then enter the name which you’d like to give

Step 4. The rest of files will have the same name, plus numbers to put them in a sequential order

Note: It’s easy to batch rename multiple files in Windows 10, but spaces and numbers with brackets will be added in names.

Batch Rename Multiple Files in Windows 10 through Command Prompt

If you want to change the file extensions, you could simply batch rename multiple files in Windows 10 through Command Prompt. Take the following steps:

Step 1. Head to the folder where you want to change the name of files

Step 2. Hold Shift, right-click an empty area in the folder and select Open command window here to open Command Prompt

Step 3. Type rename or ren, current file type, and the file extension type you want to convert it to at the command window to rename files

Step 4. Hit Enter

If you discover other workarounds to batch rename multiple files in Windows 10, please share with us in the comment section below.

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