How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is one of the coolest operating systems available out there and it comes with a lot of amazing features. While mostly every Windows 10 feature is accessible by everyone,  there are several important features that are not needed in day-to-day usage, so they are hidden into the system and may not be easy to operate.

Renaming files in bulk is one such feature that is hidden from users however it can be a very useful feature for the people who are managing documents, photos, and more. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10

Using File Explorer

Step 1: Bring up File Explorer on your Windows 10 system and head to the folder which contains the files that you want to rename.


Step 2: Now select the View tab from the top and click on Details to change the view. Doing this allows you to view all the files in your folder at once.

 Step 3: Once you’ve changed the view to “Details” select all the files in your folder. You can do this by pressing CTRL + A on your keyboard or you can either select the files by dragging your mouse.


Step 4: Now go to Home > Rename in the “Organize” section. You will now be able to rename the first file in the list. Here, enter the new name that you want to apply to all the files in the folder.

Step 5: Click “Enter” on your keyboard once you’ve changed the file name and all your files will be renamed successfully.

While this was the direct method to rename multiples at once this can also be done using Windows Powershell on your system. Sounds cool? Let’s have a look at how it’s done.

Using PowerShell

Step 1: Open Windows PowerShell App on your computer. To do this, you can either open it from the Start Menu or you can simply use the search bar and make a search for “Windows Powershell”

Step 2: Use the “cd” command and head to the directory where your files are stored.

Step 3: Once you are in the correct directory type the following command.

 dir | rename-item -NewName {$ -replace "Mobigyaan","Files"}


Once the command executes you’ll notice that all the files stored in the directory are renamed in the manner you specified with the words.

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