How to Batch Rename Files in Windows 7

Open the folder containing the files you want to rename. In the example below, the folder contains 13 photo files with the names they were given by the camera they were taken on.

Files in Windows 7

Select all the files you wish to rename (use Shift or Ctrl to select multiple files). In this case we'll select all the files.

All files selected

Right-click on the first file in the list and select Rename from the context menu.

Right-Click Context Menu

Type a new name for the file, followed by the number 1 in parentheses, then hit Enter. In our case we'll call the file Pool (1).jpg.

Rename the first file

The other files will automatically be given the same name with incremental numbers.

All files have been renamed