All of us know that it is very easy to rename a file in Windows 10 environment. All you need to do is to right click on the desired file and then select the Rename option from the cascading menu. Apart from this method, there are many other ways to do so. We can rename as many files as we want using this method one by one. However, many of us wonder how to batch rename multiple files in Windows 10 because it is very time-consuming to rename multiple files one by one. In this article, we will explain to you a method through which you can batch rename multiple files in Windows 10.
Renaming Multiple Files in Windows 10
In order to batch rename multiple files in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:
Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:
Now browse through your File Explorer in order to locate the files that you want to batch rename. In this example, I have three text files named abc.txt, def.txt, and ghi.txt. I want to rename these files as Test (1), Test (2) and Test (3) respectively. The names of these files are highlighted in the image shown below:
Press and hold down the Ctrl key and click on your desired files one by one in order to select them as shown in the following image:
Once you have selected your files, press the F2 function key. As soon as you will press this key, Windows 10 will prompt you to rename one of the selected files as highlighted in the image shown below:
Now type the name of your choice and press enter. In this example, I am typing the name Test as shown in the following image:
As soon as I will press the enter key, all the selected files will be renamed as Test (1), Test (2) and Test (3) respectively as highlighted in the image shown below:
By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily batch rename those files which you can name just with the difference of a number. In this way, you can batch rename as many files as you want to. It is indeed a very useful and convenient method of batch renaming multiple files in Windows 10.