Tips to rename multiple files in Windows 8

on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rename multiple files in Windows 8 can be a useful way to categorize your documents quickly and easily. Here are some tips on how to rename multiple files in Windows 8 , both using only the potential of the operating system is using external programs produced by third parties.

How to rename multiple files in Windows 8?

All Windows operating systems of last generation provide the user the ability to rename multiple files at once. Rename multiple files in Windows 8 is very simple: first, you can rename all the files in one folder.

Then select all the files you want to rename with a single name and press F2: one of these files will be activated and will enable you to enter the new name to be assigned to all files in batch mode. Once inserted, press Enter and all the selected files will be renamed in the form: <Nome_Scelto> (n), where n is the file number.

Note that the file that you last selected, or the one where he was active the F2 key to enter the new name of the file is the file that will be the index of (1). In this way, you can also choose where to start your line of file and what is the source file.
And if you put your files in a folder but inside there are other files that you want to rename, you can apply the same method with a little trick: use this time the mouse to select a file and then hold down the Control key in so you can select multiple files with the mouse. Once you select all, press F2 and rename selected files only, leaving out those that do not interest you then.

Rename multiple files in Windows 8 with other programs

If the basic tool to rename multiple files in Windows 8 does not convince you, you can always choose to use programs produced outside of Microsoft. Purpose are dozens of programs available but  ReNamer is definitely the best: easy to use, lightweight, and most important free.
After downloading ReNamer from this link , install and run it on Windows 8 by clicking on ReNamer.exe. With the program you can rinominar multiple files or multiple folders with the command "Add files" and "Add folders".

The strength of the program lies in allowing the user to create their own rules to rename files. Click on "Add" in the area dedicated to the Rule, will open a new window where you can enter your favorite rules. For example, you will be able to point out which character string to insert, remove, edit the file and many other settings. When you have finished defining a rule, click on the "Add rule" and return to the previous screen.

If you are not convinced that you have entered the right rules in your program, the instrument Preview comes to meet you giving you the chance to see what you have set in a preview: you will see your renamed files and then click "Rename" if you are feasts changes.
If you're loyal to Adobe tools, because maybe used much Photoshop on your PC with Windows 8, you can expect to use Adobe Bridge to quickly rename files in a folder.
To do this, open Adobe Bridge and use the navigation tool of the program to find your folder with files you want to rename. Now click with the right mouse button on any file and select "Batch Rename ...", which in Italian means "Rename block."

You will see a panel with the ability to put items you like the most in each file. This tool is actually just a "lite" version of that for the insertion of the rules in ReNamer but has the advantage of being more intuitive and easier to use.

With the plus and minus keys, so you can put more or less text fields, sequence number, date of the day and so on. In addition to these standard settings, Adobe Bridge also gives you the ability to copy or move files to another folder if you do not want to rename the original.

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