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How to Rename Multiple Files and Folders at Once on Android

Renaming is a simple task. Let's see how to do it on Android (In this instance, I am using Moto G5 Plus).

Rename a File and Folder on Android

The below are the steps for renaming a file and folder (in this instance, I am renaming the file):

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    ​Open the default file manager (the one that comes with the device).
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    Go to the location where you have the file you want to rename.
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    Select the file by long pressing it.
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    Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap "Rename."
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    In the "Rename" popup, provide the new name you prefer and then tap "OK."
Rename popup with new name
Renamed file

Rename Multiple Files and Folders at Once on Android

Typically, the default file manager does not have the option to rename in batch.

If you want to rename multiple files at once on your Android device, then here are the steps:

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    ​Install and open ES File Explorer File Manager app.
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    Go to the location where you have the files you want to rename.
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    Select all the files you want to rename (To select: long press the one you want to rename and then tap the remaining ones).
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    Tap "Rename" at the bottom which is beside "Delete."
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    Now, you can see "Batch Rename" popup, where you can see these options:

Option 1:

You can input new name and start number. For instance, if you put the new name as the pic and leave the "Start number" intact, then your files will be renamed as pic1, pic2 and so on.

You can use the "Start number" if you wish to customize the starting number. Let's say; you set the new name as the pic and Start number like 2, then your files will be renamed as pic2, pic3 and so on. I hope you got the point.

Option 2:

You can input the new name which will be added as the prefix to the original file name. For instance, if you put the new name as the picture and your files name are pic1 and pic2. Your files will be renamed as picturepic1 and picturepic2.

​Note: keep in mind that you can use Option 1 OR Option 2 at a time.

​Option 3:

The third option is "Rename extension name." This option is used to change the file extension. If you do not want to change the file extension, then leave this option intact.

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    ​Use the Option 1 OR Option 2 as per your liking. In this instance, I am selecting Option 1 and provided the new name as "image." I leave the "Start number" and "Rename extension name" intact.
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    ​Tap "OK."
Batch Rename popup with the new name
Renamed files

Note: Keep in mind that you can use above steps to rename multiple folders (OR files and folders) at once.

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