Is it possible to alter the built in mechanism for mass renaming in Win7?
Lets say, is it possible to make it use a pattern like this?
I've never been able to find a way to alter the format the Windows uses for batch renaming. There are however third-party utilities that handle it without issue. I personally use http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php but there are others as well.
You could use a scripting language. PowerShell should be on your Win7 box. Here's a one-liner:
Here, we use
That last item resets the $i counter; useful as you experiment so that the first filename starts with 1, rather than one more than the final value it had last time you rant he script. (Ask me how I know).
Put that together, and here's what you get:
Executed in a directory with the following contents:
I get the following result: