So a fellow writer on MakeUseOf - Tina put me to this quick Windows tip that I surprisingly never heard of before. I love things that cut out needing third party tools!
To rename a bunch of files with the same name and consecutively number them follow these steps:
- Open a folder with files you wish to rename.
- Select all the files you wish to rename.
- Right-click on the first file in the list and select “Rename” from the menu.
- Now enter the name you wish to give all of the files. Make sure you don’t remove the .filetype if it is shown. Enter a (1) (preceded by a space) as the final part of the name so that all files are numbered consecutively. (edit: you can use any number as a starting point)
Good Tip! Thanks Tina.