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Batch renaming files

When you download files from a scanner, digital camera, or other peripheral device, they often have meaningless names. You can rename several similar files at once with the following procedure.

  1. Open the folder containing files that you want to rename.
  2. Select the files you want to rename. If the files you want are not adjacent in the file list, press and hold CTRL, and then click each item to select it.
  3. Right Click & select Rename.
  4. Type the new name, and then press ENTER.

All of the files in the series will be named in sequence using the new name you type. To specify a starting number for the series, type the starting number in brackets after the new file name. The files in the series will be numbered in sequence starting with the number you type. For example, if you type Christmas 2006 (1), the other files will be named Christmas 2006 (2), Christmas 2006 (3), and so on