Renaming different types of files, without changing order

Maria Hmr 1 Reputation point
2022-09-29T15:28:16.543+00:00

How do I batch rename multiple files while keeping the original sorting order?

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For example:
I have a folder with a bunch of files (16 in this image). A mix of .jpg .png and .mov. When I rename all of it at the same time, the different files start separate sequels (1), (2), (3), and the file order is not the same as before the renaming.

I would like the files to stay in the same order as before. That they follow one sequel, regardless of type of file.

Can anyone help?

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  1. Michael Taylor 49,246 Reputation points
    2022-09-29T15:49:34.413+00:00

    Take a look at PowerToy's PowerRename and see if that gives you the functionality you want. If not then you'll either need to write a script or consider leaving the numbers in the name.

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  2. Maria Hmr 1 Reputation point
    2022-09-29T18:10:10.073+00:00

    Thank you for the intention of helping me. However I don't know how to write a script or such.

    Does anyone else have any suggestions? No little box somewhere in windows I could check/uncheck, to stop this from happening?

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  3. Maria Hmr 1 Reputation point
    2023-04-05T17:15:31.6+00:00

    Anyone else that has got any ideas? :)

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  4. Maria Hmr 1 Reputation point
    2023-10-15T19:39:56.7866667+00:00

    Still no suggestions? This wasn't an issue ~10 years ago.

    I can't be the only one that wants to batch rename files of different types? For example: a folder of photos/videos from a christmas day. I don't want the evening videos mixed in with the morning photos, just because the computer are reusing filenames for different types of files.

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