Windows 10: Rename a range of file names via Windows Powershell

Discus and support Rename a range of file names via Windows Powershell in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, Does anyone have an idea how to tell Windows Powershell to rename a range of file names? I tried using the following: Dir l rename-item -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DetectiveKn1ght, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Rename a range of file names via Windows Powershell


    Hello,


    Does anyone have an idea how to tell Windows Powershell to rename a range of file names? I tried using the following:


    Dir l rename-item - newname {$_. - replace "1-1..1-30", "E1.1"}


    Thought if I used the (..) range marker between the first portion of the file names, it would change. Instead, I keep getting an error.


    I'm trying to rename only the first portion of the file names that currently contain a numeric sequence that starts from 1-1 to 1-30 that I want to change to E1.1 to E1.30 without interrupting the rest of the file names. In total, there are 30 file names.

    :)
     
    DetectiveKn1ght, Aug 9, 2019
    #1

  2. Changing File name with PowerShell

    Hello Alex,

    Option 5 in the tutorial below can show you one way to rename a file along with its file extension using PowerShell.

    Rename-Item -Path "Full path of file" -NewName "New
    Name
    " -Force

    Rename File in Windows 10
     
    Shawn Brink, Aug 9, 2019
    #2
  3. Renaming group of files

    REN in Powershell is not the same as REN in CMD.

    REN in PowerShell is an Alias for Rename-Item, and it has different behaviours.

    To get an example of how to use Rename-Item in Powershell type:

    help rename-item -examples

    The fourth example that is displayed is this:

    Get-ChildItem *.txt | Rename-Item -NewName { $_.name -Replace '\.txt','.log' }

    therefore, you need to get a list of the items that you want to rename and rename the items

    for example, if I had a folder full of .jpeg files that I wanted to rename to .jpg then I would need to run the following from the directory that holds the files:

    Get-ChildItem *.jpeg | Rename-Item -NewName {$_.Name -replace '\.jpeg','.jpg'}

    I must admit that it is simpler in DOS with REN
     
    pestell159, Aug 9, 2019
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  4. Rename a range of file names via Windows Powershell

    Renaming group of files

    Hi Richard,

    There is a possibility that you are experiencing an issue with renaming the group of files because of a software conflict or damages within the files you are trying to rename. For us to provide an accurate solution, we would need you to answer the following
    questions:

    • Which build and edition of Windows is installed on your computer?
    • Why are you using the Windows PowerShell instead of File Explorer to rename the files?
    • Is your device connected to a domain network?

    PowerShell is usually used by advanced users to troubleshoot problems with Windows. You can visit this
    link as a reference on how to use PowerShell to rename files in bulk.

    We are looking forward to your response.
     
    Darleen Pen, Aug 9, 2019
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