Secret Tricks from the IT Professionals
PART FIVE: File Management Tricks
Many computer users might consider themselves above learning new tricks, but there are always new ways to sharpen your skills on the PC and I’d bet that you will find at least one useful thing here that you didn’t know before.
I asked the Supreme Systems engineers for some handy computer tricks that you can take advantage of and compiled them here, we hope you find them helpful.
Please note that these tricks are for Windows operating systems, though some can be used elsewhere too.
File Management Tricks
Rename a file quickly
Right-clicking and selecting rename is not very efficient. Instead press [F2] while a file is selected to change its name.
Rename files sequentially
You can select all the files you want to change, right-click the first one in the list, select rename (or use [F2]), and type in the name. This will automatically change all the other files with the same root name with a suffix: (1), (2), and so on.
Select multiple files using the keyboard
To select a bunch of files using your keyboard, you can press [Shift + Down Arrow] to select a single file or [Shift + Page Down] to select a large group of files at one time. [Ctrl + A] will select everything, as usual.
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