I very frequently have to rename multiple files at once in explorer on Windows 7. When doing so explorer renames the "duplicates" with a number in brackets scheme - fine (well I'd prefer underscore...but fine)
But then I have to (re)re-name the first file as the plain name with no " (1)".
How can I avoid this situation? A registry hack would seem a likely candidate? (And a one-stop permanent solution) But I cannot find any information. Firing up a batch renamer each time would take even longer. I need something fast and easy.
In the graphic below you see five original files. I rename them to "test". Then the one I renamed is auto-changed to "test (1)" - Quite a liberty when you think about it. I renamed it test. I want it to be called test. The others can be called "test (n)" no problem. But I want that one to stay the same....