Is it possible to rename lots of files at once?
Thread poster: IanW (X)

IanW (X)
Local time: 05:33
German to English
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Oct 23, 2003

Hi there,

I've just spent a merry half-hour renaming 200 files by adding an "_E" before translating them into English.

For future reference, does anyone know of a way to rename lots of Word files at once without corrupting them?

Any suggestions appreciated.




Claude ROTH  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:33
English to French
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Renaming files on the fly Oct 23, 2003

Total Commander (or it's previous release called Windows Commander) provide this feature, as well as a bunch of useful others.
It is shareware and also handles FTP transfers.
U can download it at

Good luck


Sonja Tomaskovic (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:33
English to German
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Some renaming tools... Oct 23, 2003

... can be found here:




Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:33
Member (2003)
German to English
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Flash renamer Oct 23, 2003

I've found this program very useful, there is a shareware version here:

It is very versatile and works a treat.
regards, Jill


Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 05:33
English to Czech
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Total Commander or REN Oct 23, 2003

I also recommend Total Commander. This operation would take just a few seconds. TC is a great tool: Explorer replacement, FTP client... I couldn't work without it.

But you could also rename the files using the REN command. It's an old MS-DOS command which is still available in Windows. You can find the syntax in Windows Help (search for "REN").

Example: ren *.txt *.doc

Adding "_e" to the filename is a bit more tricky though. You might have to use the command several times to preserve the extension.


Endre Both  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:33
Member (2002)
English to German
RJH Extensions Oct 23, 2003 another nice and free option apart from the obvious solution TotalCommander (which is shareware). It adds a few very useful options to the Windows Explorer right-click menu (and to any other program that can use Windows file dialogs, such as TotalCommander).


Beatrice T  Identity Verified
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German to Italian
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DMEX Oct 24, 2003

You can try DMEX, available e.g. at (in German)


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