1. Lady97's Avatar
    Hello! Photos that I took by my Lumia have names like "WP_20161209_08_50_37_Pro".

    But I would like to delete "WP_" so that it would be only like this: "20161209_08_50_37_Pro".

    Please do you know how to delete "WP_" from multiple files at once? I have a lot of photos and it is quite exhausting and annoying to do it manually...

    ...

    (I have Windows 10 on my computer)
    11-03-2018 12:27 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Unfortunately, you can only do it one by one. I don't believe that you can do a batch rename of files.
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    11-03-2018 02:31 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    Well actually there is a way in W10 (didn't know either, but seemed weird that it wouldn't be available). I'm assuming it will work for files stored locally and files on a portable device.

    Go to the files > Select them all or just a few to test > Click on the 'rename' option (this will select only the last file) > Change/remove whatever you need from it's title > Hit enter and if correct, every file selected should be renamed :)

    https://www.useloom.com/share/f2a585...ed7318ce34e51c
    Last edited by ven07; 11-04-2018 at 01:47 AM.
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    11-04-2018 01:30 AM
  4. Rugish Dapeca's Avatar
    Open a Windows Explorer window and go to the directory where the files you want to rename are stored.

    Shift-Right Click any open area in the file list region and select the "Open PowerShell window here" option from the pop-up menu.

    Enter the following command in the PowerShell window.

    Dir | Rename-Item -NewName {$_.name -replace "WP_",""}

    This option will preserve the remainder of each file name which is essentially the date /time stamp. The option mentioned above will rename all the files with the same date/time stamp as the first file, and add an incremental number to the filename to keep them unique.
    Last edited by Rugish Dapeca; 11-04-2018 at 01:59 AM.
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    11-04-2018 01:41 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Ironically, there's an article on this very site about this:

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-r...ulk-windows-10
    ven07, libra89 and Rugish Dapeca like this.
    11-04-2018 07:10 AM

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