Use F2 and Tab to Quickly Rename Lots of Files in Windows Explorer

Renaming a file in Windows Explorer is very easy: Just select the file with a single click and press F2. This allows you to edit the file name. When you are done, click Enter to finish.

But what happens if you want to rename multiple files? Yes you can press F2 multiple times, but there is a better way!

When you need to rename multiple files, press F2 and edit the name of the first file as you normally would. But, don’t press Enter when you are done. Instead, press Tab. This will jump you to the next file in the list and it will select the entire filename so you can edit it. Just repeat the process for all the files you want to rename.

Willing to bet most of you didn’t know this one. 😉

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