Rename JPEG to JPG via command line, but how?
Sometimes you just want to rename JPEG to JPG to keep things in order, you can do that easily from the command line on MS Windows Desktop and Server OS!
If a folder repeatedly contains relevant files, you can create a rename_JPG.bat and start it with a simple double-click. Or place it in the Windows Autostart folder
to automate it so it always runs on reboot!
1.) Here is a simple example in the command prompt!
1. Open the folder in the command prompt with the files to be renamed
To do this: ►►Open the command prompt in the desired directory
2. Use the following command:
To rename JPEG to JPG
forfiles /S /M *.jpeg /C "cmd /c rename @file @fname.jpg"
To rename JPG to JPEG
forfiles /S /M *.jpg /C "cmd /c rename @file @fname.jpeg"
To rename JPG to JPEG specifying the directory / path
forfiles /p "C:\Folder\Sub_Folder" /S /M *.jpg /C "cmd /c rename @file @fname.jpeg"
Searches subdirectories recursively, such as "DIR /S".
Specification of the directory, if none is specified, the working directory is used
Searches for files according to a search mask. The default search mask is "*" also known as a wildcard
To rename you can use rename /? call for help at any time
2.) From the address line in File Explorer and others too!
The file explorer and the quad explorer Q-Dir support these commands directly from the address line!
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| (Image-1) Rename JPEG to JPG via address bar in File Explorer!
3.) Other related tips related to renaming and...so!
Renaming files is a very common task to do. You can easily rename one or more files with Windows File Explorer, but you can do more with the command prompt cmd.exe or MS PowerShell. There are also third-party renaming programs, but the possibilities on the system itself are endless as well. Take a look at more tips and how they work!
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