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Windows 7: Restore F2 shortcut XP behaviour in Windows Explorer

09 Aug 2011   #1

Win 7 x64
 
 
Restore F2 shortcut XP behaviour in Windows Explorer

Hi,

I recently moved to Win 7 and I changed my Windows Explorer configuration to display the file extensions.

Now when I use the F2 shortcut to copy file names, it does not select the file extension.

How can I restore XP behaviour where the file extension was selected as well when I hit F2 ?

Thanks for your help.

Sbastien.

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09 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforums!
I can suggest nothing else than these free rename softwares.
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09 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

speedgamer01, why you decided that sebnunes needs batch renaming?
Your advice is totally off here.

sebnunes, this behavior was introduced in Vista and as far as I know (and googling confirms that) it is not possible to change it back to XP-style without 3rd party software.

Myself, after F2 I just press Ctrl+A to select file name with extension.

Also, you can use remapping software like AutoHotkey.
If you decide to go with AutoHotkey here is the script for ENGLISH Windows:
Code:
#IfWinActive ahk_class CabinetWClass 
F2::Send !{RButton}{m}^{A}
First line should activate script only in Explorer, second line substitutes the F2 key to a series of commands and shortcuts: Right Click - Rename, then Ctrl+A.

To make this script work in other than English Windows version you need to change letter m in the code to letter you have underscored in the word "Rename" in your language.
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