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Save Time with Batch Renaming: How to Batch Rename Multiple Files on Windows 8

Sometimes you may have a bunch of files and want to rename them. If you like to rename the files one by one, you have to spend a lot of time, and you will get tired.

But the good news is that in the Windows 8 operating system, it is possible that you can change the names of the files at the same time.

In this article, we want to explain  how to batch rename multiple files on Windows 8.

Batch renaming using Windows Explorer

1. To rename a batch file, you must first go to the desired folder and select all the items, then right-click and select the Rename option.

2. Type the new name and then press Enter.

3. Now you can see if the names of the items have changed.

All items should now have the new name followed by a (space) and a (sequence number).

Batch renaming using Command Prompt

Using this method, you can easily change the file extension in a batch:

1. In this section, you can see several .html files.

2. Open Command Prompt, go to the folder and type the following command : ren *.htm *.txt.

3. Hit the Enter.

4. Change all files with htm extension in that folder to txt.

5. Now.you can see all .htm files have been changed to .txt files.

Batch renaming using Windows Power Shell

1. Go to the Windows PowerShell.

2. After you launch Powershell, you need to type the cd command.

3. followed by the directory of those image files and press Enter.

4. Type this command

Dir | Rename-Item –NewName { $_.name –replace ” ““,”-” }

5. Press the Enter.

6. You must receive this command as a txt file.

7. This command will replace ” “(space) within the file name with a “-” (dash).

8. You can replace ” ” and “-” part of the command according to your need.

9. Now you can see your files with a new name.


In this article, you can easily change the batch name of your files in Windows 8 with the 3 methods mentioned.

Have you used these methods to rename files?

What other ways do you know to change the name of your batch files in Windows 8?

Share your thoughts and experiences with us.

Sarah Kmz

Sara is a talented author and technology enthusiast with a passion for writing about Windows tips and tricks. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has always had a love for all things related to technology. After completing her degree in Computer Science at the University of Washington, Sara began working as a software developer. She quickly discovered that she had a talent for writing and decided to combine her two passions by starting a blog about Windows tips and tricks. Sara's blog quickly gained popularity and she became known for her clear and concise writing style, as well as her ability to explain complex technical concepts in a way that was easy for anyone to understand. Her blog has become a go-to resource for Windows users looking to optimize their experience and make the most out of their technology. In addition to her work on her blog, Sara is also a prolific writer of technical articles for a number of different publications. Her writing has been featured in numerous technology blogs and websites, and she is widely respected in the industry for her expertise in the field. When she's not writing or working on her blog, Sara enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid traveler and is always looking for new places to explore and new experiences to have. Overall, Sara is a talented writer and technology expert who is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with others. Her passion for both technology and writing has made her a respected figure in the industry, and she continues to inspire and educate others through her work on her blog and beyond.

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