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Windows 7: 'Rename' gone from context menu for multiple files?

10 Jan 2014   #1
Vortechs

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
'Rename' gone from context menu for multiple files?

The ability to rename multiple files at once (by selecting all, right clicking them and click rename,) has disappeared from my context menu. I use it often to rename large batches of jpegs. How do I get it back?
Thanks.


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15 Jan 2014   #2
Vortechs

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Is this just me is is it another of MS improvements... does anyone else still have 'rename' in the context menu if they select multiple files of the same type?
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03 Feb 2014   #3
nirawan

Windows 7 64bit pro
 
 

just select multiple files - then right click the mouse on the rename and whatever you Change in the file which opens the base Name fileld will apply to all files selected. I have not found out how to rename the Extension....
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03 Feb 2014   #4
Vortechs

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Yeah, I know how it's supposed to work but if I do it 'Rename' is not in the context menu any more
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03 Feb 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vortechs View Post
Is this just me is is it another of MS improvements... does anyone else still have 'rename' in the context menu if they select multiple files of the same type?
It appears to be you. I just checked mine and rename is still both there and works for renaming multiple files at one.
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03 Feb 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have it also whether selecting one or 100 files. Have you changed hardware or anti-virus program recently? Any changes in the system?
Try running the most recent restore point. System Restore
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03 Feb 2014   #7
nirawan

Windows 7 64bit pro
 
 

Vortechs, what is if you select the file and then press <F2> instead of a right mouse click?
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03 Feb 2014   #8
Vortechs

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

The Mass rename Wizard still works (F2) but I find it so confusing, there's too many options, I can never seem to get it to do what I want. I just want the simple version back on the context menu. Restore points are no use as it's been like it for quite some time now. I think there's a 3rd party program that lets you edit what's on the context menu, maybe I'll give that a go and see if I can get it back that way.
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03 Feb 2014   #9
nirawan

Windows 7 64bit pro
 
 
click twice on file name (a very slow double click)

easiest and straight forward way for one file is just clicking on the file once and then again after a second (no double click). this should select the file name and you can change it.

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03 Feb 2014   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nirawan View Post
easiest and straight forward way for one file is just clicking on the file once and then again after a second (no double click). this should select the file name and you can change it...
That works for renaming individual files, not multiple files. We are discussing simultaneously renaming multiple files here.
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