1. Automating tasks with Python: Effortlessly Rename Multiple Files with this Powerful Python Script

Appy Sharma
3 min readMar 28, 2023
Files & Folders — Appy Sharma

Welcome to the very first chapter of Automating tasks with python. Managing files can be a cumbersome task, especially when dealing with large numbers of files that need to be organized or renamed. But worry not! With the power of Python, you can create an efficient script to batch rename multiple files in a folder based on a specific naming pattern. In this blog post, i’ll guide you through every step of creating and using this handy script, discuss real-life examples and situations where it could be a lifesaver, and even explore some business ideas that leverage this script.

The Python Script

Here’s the Python script that will effortlessly batch rename files based on a specific naming pattern:

import os

def batch_rename_files(folder_path, naming_pattern, starting_number=1):
for i, filename in enumerate(os.listdir(folder_path), start=starting_number):
new_name = f"{naming_pattern}{i}{os.path.splitext(filename)[1]}"
os.rename(os.path.join(folder_path, filename), os.path.join(folder_path, new_name))

Now let’s go through each line of code to understand what it does:

  1. import os: We import the os module, which provides a way to work with the file…

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Appy Sharma

A whimsical developer from Sweden with a knack for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, UI and UX design. https://www.appysharma.com