Batch Rename Files in Name(Number) Format

When browsing folders, do the following to rename a batch of files in Name(Number) format:

  1. Select a group of files (hold the CTRL key and click individual files to select more than one.)
  2. Right click the first file and select Rename
  3. Type the name you want to add to the files and press enter

Now you files will be named in the following way:
Photo_Name(2)
Photo_Name(3)
Photo_Name(4)

Sequentially Raname Files with the Tab Key

When renaming a file in Vista (while in file name editing mode – right click the first file and select Rename) simply hit tab to move the next file name. No more arrow keys and F2 buttons.

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5 thoughts on “Rename Multiple Files in Vista [How To]”

  1. James says:

    Do you have a collection of these things? I’ve just started using Vista (well, Server 2008 with Aero), and I’m really enjoying the interface, Explorer’s revampment and so on.

    An example of related things are selecting multiple taskbar items while holding Ctrl and being able to stack or tile them (the previous way with task manager was tedious).

    Anyway, thanks for this. Tab works just as well for a selection of files too and I prefer this over Enter if you want to add that in ;)

  2. James says:

    Do you have a collection of these things? I’ve just started using Vista (well, Server 2008 with Aero), and I’m really enjoying the interface, Explorer’s revampment and so on.

    An example of related things are selecting multiple taskbar items while holding Ctrl and being able to stack or tile them (the previous way with task manager was tedious).

    Anyway, thanks for this. Tab works just as well for a selection of files too and I prefer this over Enter if you want to add that in ;)

  3. James says:

    Do you have a collection of these things? I’ve just started using Vista (well, Server 2008 with Aero), and I’m really enjoying the interface, Explorer’s revampment and so on.

    An example of related things are selecting multiple taskbar items while holding Ctrl and being able to stack or tile them (the previous way with task manager was tedious).

    Anyway, thanks for this. Tab works just as well for a selection of files too and I prefer this over Enter if you want to add that in ;)

  4. James says:

    Do you have a collection of these things? I’ve just started using Vista (well, Server 2008 with Aero), and I’m really enjoying the interface, Explorer’s revampment and so on.

    An example of related things are selecting multiple taskbar items while holding Ctrl and being able to stack or tile them (the previous way with task manager was tedious).

    Anyway, thanks for this. Tab works just as well for a selection of files too and I prefer this over Enter if you want to add that in ;)

  5. James says:

    Do you have a collection of these things? I’ve just started using Vista (well, Server 2008 with Aero), and I’m really enjoying the interface, Explorer’s revampment and so on.

    An example of related things are selecting multiple taskbar items while holding Ctrl and being able to stack or tile them (the previous way with task manager was tedious).

    Anyway, thanks for this. Tab works just as well for a selection of files too and I prefer this over Enter if you want to add that in ;)

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