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Suppose I have a folder that contain the following files:


After delete the file 002.jpg in a "Windows Explorer" software, the "Windows Explorer" software will automatically rename the files as follows:

003.jpg => rename to 002.jpg
004.jpg => rename to 003.jpg
005.jpg => rename to 004.jpg

Are there such "Windows Explorer" (or similar file manager) that offered such features?

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There are myriad file rename tools out there, but none which I'm aware of that will perform this function automatically. Though perhaps something like AutoHotKey might be the answer. – user3463 Jan 16 '12 at 4:28
I am about to hit the sack but Powershell might be able to do this. If no one solves this by tomorrow morning I'll look at it more closely. – Paperlantern Jan 16 '12 at 4:35
@Paperlantern, Hope to hear from you soon. – Jack Jan 27 '12 at 7:33
@jack Sorry man this one fell off my radar completely, thanks for the reminder, I'll tinker with it some today. – Paperlantern Jan 27 '12 at 12:38
@Jack Is this a one time deal, or is this something you want to do as a rolling job? Like every time you delete one of the files, the rest get renamed in order to match up? – Paperlantern Jan 27 '12 at 16:49

Read this on How-To Geek. I think it may do the trick! I did a test on my computer and it worked as advertised.

If you want to sequentially rename files really fast in Windows 7, all you have to do is highlight all of them and hit F2 to rename them. Name the first one and hit enter. The files will be renamed somename (1).ext and so on. It’s really handy for bulk renaming vacation photos and what not.

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