There are many programs to do this. We can even find programs to modify, by means of filters, parts of the names of different files, change upper case for lower case and vice versa, among other interesting things.
However, what we want to achieve is to massively change the names of many files in a folder in Windows 10. It is a fairly easy process to carry out and you can do it without the need to install any kind of programs.
It is clear that through the appropriate program, better results can be achieved to some extent. It is not too big a difference either, but to have nothing installed and to do it with the functions of Windows 10 the result is simply great.
It is worth clarifying that this tutorial is also valid for other versions of the operating system since it works in all of them: Windows XP, such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and even Windows 8.
So without much more to add, we are going to start with this detailed tutorial so that you can modify all the files in a folder of the operating system.
Before starting to work with a file it is important that you make sure that it does not present any problem so that the task does not give an error message or for example that you have a hidden file that you need to be shown on the screen again.
How to rename many files at once in Windows 10
- The first thing we should do is go to the folder where all the files we want to rename are located.
- After this we will have to select them all. For this you can press “Ctrl + E “. You can also go to “Start ” and then at the top right of the screen click on “Select all “.
- After this, right clicking on one of these files will open a context menu. Among all these options choose the “Rename” and it will be changed for all selected files.
- Another option is to use the “F12 ” key and in this way you can massively rename all files in Windows 10.
This will leave all files renamed consecutively. This means that if you named a file “Heaven” all of them will have the name “Heaven” only they will be numbered. For example: Heaven (1), Heaven (2), Heaven (3), Heaven (4), Heaven (5), etc.
If one of these files was damaged and you are not allowed to rename or delete it, follow these steps to forcibly delete files.
How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10
In case you want to do it from the command console or command prompt, you can do it without problems by following these steps:
- We go to the folder where all the files that we want to rename in bulk are located. In the address bar we must write “cmd “.
- After pressing “Enter ” you will see that a black window opens. This is the command prompt.
- If what we want is to name a unique file we will have to add the following command: ren “filename.ext” “newname.ext”
- But if what we want is to rename several files at the same time we have to enter this command: ren * .ext ??? – newname. *
Obviously the first method to rename or rename all files en masse in Windows 10 is much easier than the second. However, the two can be used without any kind of problem, since the results will be similar.
Remember that if you have more questions or problems related to this topic, you can leave them in the comments. In turn, we invite you to review our blog where you will find more Windows tricks that may be most useful.
Just as you can rename a group of files, you can also copy a list of files , all together, from the context menu.