How to Rename Multiple Files in Windows 10

You can rename file(s) in Windows 10 at any time you want and here is how you can do that:

Rename a File in Windows 10

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    Find the file that you want to rename and then right-click on it.
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    Click "Rename" option.
Rename
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    Enter the new name for the file and then press "Enter" key.
Renamed file

Alternate Way

You can rename a file using Command Prompt and here are the steps:

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    Find the file you want to rename. Press "Shift" key and right-click on it.
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    Click on "Copy as path" option.
Copy as path option
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    Now, launch Command Prompt.
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    Type ren. Hit "Space Bar" key and then paste the path you have copied. Again, hit the "Space Bar" key and then type the new name of the file along with its extension (see screenshot below).
Ren command in Command Prompt
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    Hit "Enter" key.

That is all. The file name should be successfully renamed.

The renamed file

Note: You can use the above methods to rename a folder in Windows 10.

Rename Multiple Files in Windows 10

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    Select the files that you want to rename.
Files selected for renaming
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    Right-click on a file you want and then click "Rename."
Rename option in the context menu
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    Enter a new name and then press "Enter" key. For instance - you give Hello as a new name, and then press "Enter" key. The file in which you have typed this new name will be renamed to Hello (1), and rest of the files will be renamed to Hello (2) and so on.
Renaming file
Renamed files

Note:

You can use the above steps to rename multiple folders in Windows 10. Here is the only difference you can see when using the above steps for the folder.

Let's say - Hello is the new name you have entered. The folder in which you have typed this new name will be renamed to Hello, and the rest of the folders will be renamed to Hello (2) and so on.

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