Every time you take pictures from a camera or from a mobile phone in Windows, you are in front of a list of encoded file names. To easily know the subject of these photos, the simplest solution is to rename them, a job that takes a long time.
A common disadvantage in older versions of Windows was the inability to have two files with the same name in the same position. From Vista, Windows automatically adds a counter if two files or folders have the same name.
You can use this technique to your advantage and easily rename multiple files along with counting them simultaneously. Of course it can be done with separate third-party applications that offer more functionality, but we will show you using clear Windows commands.
Let's go then:
Step 1: Place all the files you want to rename into a single folder.
Step 2: Select all files in the folder with your mouse (or simply by pressing Ctrl + A).
Step 3: Right-click your mouse and go to the "Rename" command (or just press F2 to edit one of all the names).
Step 4: Rename the file as you wish and then press "Enter" to rename the rest.
As a result, all files will be renamed with the name you want with an additional counter of type (#) at the end of the name, where # is a number - file counter.
You can simply enter additional characters to the existing name to keep the original. The combinations are unlimited and give you total control over the rename options.