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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Renaming Windows Files in Bulk, Very Nice for Digital Photos

Home, Computer, Digital Camera

Yahoo! Tech has a cool tip for renaming lots of files at once, useful for things like renaming huge batches of digital photos (IMG8398.jpg) to something descriptive and usable.

Once all the files you want to rename are highlighted, press F2, or right-click on one of the files and select Rename. All of your file selections will disappear except for one, but don’t panic: Type in your new name and click Enter. That’s it! One file will be now be named “renametext” and the others will have sequential numbers in the format of “renametext (1)” and “renametext (2)” and so on.

This is really simple, but I for one can say that I never knew that you could do it. This really does sound like a great way to make files a little more identifiable with hardly any time commitment.

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