Windows 8 Trick: Rename Multiple Files At Once Using F2, Plus Batch Tools

Preview Multiple Files Rename Thumb Here’s a handy trick to rename multiple at once without any tools or you can select from 3 tools to batch-rename files

Steps to rename multiple files

1. StepOpen the location where your files are stored. Select all files you want to rename by either holding CTRL while selecting them one by one or just drag and draw a rectangle above your files to select them all.

Select multiple files rename

2. Step Next, Press F2 on your keyboard, enter your new name and press Enter. Windows does not allow you to have same name in same file location so 1, 2 3 are automatically added to your file names. Alternatively, you can just select the first file, press F2 to rename it and then quickly press tab to go to next file and rename another one.

Multiple files renamed


Besides renaming multiple files manually, you can also use third-party tools like ReNamer to rename multiple files in Windows 8.

3 Tools To Batch Rename

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Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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