Rename multiple files at once in Windows XP

This is a really neat trick I never knew existed. Have a series of files with mis-matching names and want to put them in better order? It's mega-easy, just follow these simple directions.
  • Highlight the files you want to rename. (Use Ctrl or Shift to highlight multiple files at once)
  • Right-Click the first file in the series, click Rename.
  • Only the file you've right clicked will be highlighted. That's OK. Change the file name, the extension will be kept.
  • Hit the enter key to commit your change. Your files will be named "file (1).jpg", "file (2).jpg", etc..
Note: If you've turned on "View extensions for known file types", leave the file extension intact when you rename.

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