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How to batch rename files Windows 10

Though you can install a Windows 10 batch rename app, your best option to rename multiple files at once is one that requires just a few clicks of your mouse.

  • Open your Windows Explorer.
  • Drag all files into the same folder for ease of access.
  • Hold CTRL and click on each file/folder to highlight.
  • Right click a file
  • Select Rename > Enter the new file/folder name > Enter
Windows 10 rename multiple files
Windows 10 rename multiple files

For this example, we have used 'file' as the new name.

All folders and files were renamed 'file' with a numerical designation for copies.

The numbers will be sequential for each file of a specific type/extension in that folder.


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