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How To Rename A Bunch Of Files In One Go


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#1 david28

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:26 PM

I found this tip on the internet and thought that it was a cool trick and also very handy to use. Here it is!

When you download photos from your digital camera, they often have unrecognizable names. You can rename several similar files at once with the following procedure. This also works for renaming other types of files. and is an extremely handy method.

1.Open the My Pictures folder. (Click Start, and then click My Pictures.) Or open another folder containing files that you want to rename.
2.Select the files you want to rename. If the files you want are not adjacent in the file list, press and hold CTRL, and then click each item to select it.
3.On the File menu, click Rename.
4.Type the new name, and then press ENTER.


All of the files in the series will be named in sequence using the new name you type. For example, if you type Birthday, the first will be named Birthday and subsequent files in the series will be named Birthday (1), Birthday (2), and so on. To specify the starting number for the series, type the starting number in parentheses after the new file name. The files in the series will be numbered in sequence starting with the number you type. For example, if you type Birthday (10), the other files will be named Birthday (11), Birthday (12), and so on

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#2 annabackwards

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:11 PM

Nice, david..

I have a tip for people who use Microsoft Word. If you have several objects you want to move, tho all in the same alignment, all you have to do is click one item, hold one the shift button and click the other objects.

So that when you move the objects, you can move them in any direction with the same alignment! Don't be like me who moved each individual object until they were the same alignment :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:15 AM

Many applications, such as IrfanView, also have a batch rename function that can provide more renaming options.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:41 PM

If you are looking at renaming a bit more complex, a program is definitely required. I have thousands of pictures and videos on my computer and rename them all in different ways. I found that AF5 Rename Your Files works great. Fairly easy user interface, several options for versatility, and its free. Just thought I would throw it in here in case you want more options for renaming.

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#5 david28

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:12 AM

Thanks John, but I wouldn't really download and install a program just to rename many files, but thats still a good idea I guess lol.

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 04:10 AM

:thumbsup: Well done david28. This was real useful while renaming my photos from Christmas

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:59 AM

Thanks John, Irfanview's batch rename worked great. I already had Irfanview, but I would definitely download software for this purpose - very handy!




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