In Explorer in Windows 7, if you select 9 or more files (but not all) and rename them, the selection is lost after the files are renamed. Is this intended, or a bug? This behavior does not show in XP. The same bug shows in Windows 10.

I'm surprised that I cannot find this mentioned anywhere.

Edit: When I posted the question, my pre-release version of W10 did not have the bug, but the release version does.

  • Are you renaming them anything in particular? Are there more than the files being selected in the folder? – Canadian Luke May 26 '15 at 22:05
  • I have noticed this behavior for years, so I have used many different kinds of names. And you are right, it doesn't happen when renaming all files in the folder. I'll edit the question. – Martin Argerami May 26 '15 at 22:07
  • @MartinArgerami: Weird, never noticed it but then again I never use the in-built bulk rename feature because it's so limited. This certainly looks like a bug to me, to go along with the long list of Explorer bugs. – Karan May 26 '15 at 22:17
  • Another reason to use a utility – Moab May 26 '15 at 22:42
  • @Moab: that's very nice, but if I'm not wrong it requires launching a different program. For many of my needs the built-in functionality is good enough, and I can quickly work from the folder I'm using. – Martin Argerami May 26 '15 at 23:20

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