With the ease of taking digital photos these days, it’s not hard to wind up with thousands of unsorted, unorganized images residing on a hard drive somewhere. And when you go to sort them, typically after years of neglect, the default alphanumeric file names are there to remind you what a monumental task you’re undertaking.
The solution is batch renaming. Instead of seeing default names, like 2019_4418, or Canon_12334, you can group similar photos and rename them all with a few clicks, leaving you with manageable file names, like Hawaii22, Hawaii23, etc.
As a bonus, these photos are much easier to sort later.
- Type explorer in the search box on the Taskbar.
- From the search options, select File Explorer.
- Locate the folder in File Explorer. My folder is on the Desktop.
- Double-click to open the folder.
- On the Toolbar or the Ribbon, click Select all.
- On the Toolbar click Rename.
- One filename will be selected. Enter the name you would like to replace it with.
- Press enter to apply the filename to all the selected files.