Rename a Series of Files in Windows XP.
When you are sometimes confronted with files that often
have unrecognizable names. You can rename several similar files at once with
the following procedure. This also works for renaming any type of files.
To rename a series of
1. Open the folder
with files you want to change. Or open another folder containing files that
you want to rename.
2. Select the files
you want to rename. If the files you want are not adjacent in the file list,
press and hold CTRL, and then click each item to select it.
3. On the File menu,
4. Type the new name,
and then press ENTER.
All of the files in
the series will be named in sequence using the new name you type. For example,
if you type Data_File, the first will be named Data_File and subsequent files
in the series will be named Data_File (1), Data_File (2), and so on. To
specify the starting number for the series, type the starting number in
parentheses after the new file name. The files in the series will be numbered
in sequence starting with the number you type. For example, if you type
Data_File (10), the other files will be named Data_File (11), Data_File (12),
and so on.