How do I rename multiple files in Windows?

Renaming multiple files in Windows is a very easy task. Fortunately, Windows includes several options for quickly and easily renaming any number of files at once.

The first option is to use the File Explorer. This is the easiest method and it does not require much effort. Simply open the File Explorer and select all the files you wish to rename. Right-click on any of the selected files and choose the “Rename” option. Enter the new name that you want to use for all the files and press Enter. All the files will now have the same name, with a unique number or letter added to the end of each one.

Another option is to use a free program such as Bulk Rename Utility (BRU). This program makes it easy to rename large batches of files in a single go. Using BRU, users can specify the new name they want their files to have, and then add numbering or other characters to differentiate between each file. The program also has other features such as adding dates, changing file extensions, and searching for files by specific criteria.

A third option for renaming multiple files is to use the Command Prompt. This is a more advanced option and requires users to be familiar with commands in order to use it effectively. To start, users will need to open the Command Prompt and then use the “cd” command to go to the folder containing the files they wish to rename. Then, type in the “ren” command, followed by the old name of the files and then the new name. Finally, to apply the changes, type the “*.” command and hit Enter, and all the files will be renamed.

Finally, users can also use a third party tool such as Advanced Renamer. With this tool, users can create rules to rename multiple files in an easier and faster way than with the File Explorer or Command Prompt. They can set up rules such as adding numbers, changing file extensions, and more.

No matter which method you choose, renaming multiple files in Windows is easy and can save you a lot of time. Whichever option you choose, the process should take just a few minutes, and you can rest assured that all your files will have the same name and be much easier to find.