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Windows 7: Multiple File Renaming


07 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Multiple File Renaming

OK, hope this is the right forum, it is to do with pictures, amongst other things. I have a strange problem regarding renaming multiple files, mainly pictures as I have tons of them. Whenever I name all pictures in a folder, highlighting them all and renaming the first one, it renames the first 40 in groups of two, as follows:

Filename (1)
Filename (1)
Filename (2)
Filename (2)
Filename (3)
Filename (3)

...and so on until it gets to 20, then they're renamed properly.
They are all JPEGS. This method worked brilliantly in XP, why not 7?

Does anyone have any ideas at all around this, or even some software I can use to rename files?

Thanks for reading, and to those that do, thanks for trying

EDIT: Never mind. I just foud the problem. Some files were JPEGs and some were JPGs. 7 renames files according to file type. I converted them all to JPGs then renamed them again. Now they're all in the correct name order. I'm an idiot.

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07 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Sounds like it should work, check what you are doing against this quick tutorial: Rename a file.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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15 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have the same problem too while renaming my images. The files are off JPEGs and NEFs file. I would like to rename it without having to change the file format. Used to do it without a problem in Win XP. Is there any way around this problem? How do i rename multiple files of different types in Windows 7
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15 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I recommend the free Bulk RenameUtility.
It's simply amazing what you could do with a file name expecially for Pics and mp3's.
It even (kind of) integrates into context menus
I said "kind of" because it doesn't just use marked files, it opens the directory and there you have to mark all files that should be affected by your operation. I use it for years for all my pics, tv shows etc.

-DG
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15 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Im just looking for a solution without having to use a software cause its more simple. Currently im using adobe lightroom to rename all those files

thanks btw for the idea!
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15 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You're very welcome.
I hear you I normally try to use as many "on board tools" as possible...but this one was so powerful and yet so easy to work with that I thought perhaps someone else might find it useful.

-DG
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