Do you have a lot of files or folders that you need to rename? You could manually go through and right-click on every single file and rename them.
Or, you could download a handy tool called ContextReplace and bulk rename files and folders in a matter of seconds!
First, head to GitHub and download and install the free app [No Longer Available]. It’s tiny and should only take a couple seconds.
Once, installed, go to a folder in which there are files or subfolders you want to rename and click the newly added option called Replace…
Once you click that, a new menu will open that has a ton of options for mass renaming files and folder. Essentially, it works like find and replace in Microsoft Word. So if you had a bunch of files with Cow in the name, you’d put that in the first box. If you wanted to replace all instances of Cow with Chicken, you’d type chicken in the second box.
There’s a bunch of other options such as rename subfolders, whether you want to rename just files or folders, etc. When you’re all set, click Replace and it’ll run through the process of mass-renaming.
In my experience, the program appeared to freeze while it was going, but after about 30 seconds, it came back and all the files and folders were renamed as promised.
Do you know of any other tools to mass-rename files in Windows? Let us know!
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