In Windows 11, the method to Cut, Copy, Paste, Rename, Delete, Share Files and Folders remains the same as in Windows 10 – but these files/folders operation commands can be accessed via the Show more options context menu. In this post, we will show you how to change Copy Name Extension for Folders/Files in Windows 11/10.
How to change Copy name extension for Files and Folders
When you copy a file or folder to the same location on your local drive in Windows PC, a copy of that file or folder will be created with the – Copy extension added at the end of the file/folder name by default. If you want to change the default Copy name extension template to your preference for your account in Windows 11/10, you can do so by modifying the registry.
To change Copy Name Extension for Folders/Files in Windows 11/10, do the following:
- Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog box, type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
- Navigate or jump to the registry key path below:
If the NamingTemplates key is not present, you can right-click on the Explorer folder on the left navigation pane, click New > Key to create the registry key and then rename the key as NamingTemplates and hit Enter.
- At the location, on the right pane, double-click the CopyNameTemplate string value (REG_SZ) entry to edit its properties.
If the CopyNameTemplate string value (REG_SZ) key is not present, right-click on the blank space on the right pane of the NamingTemplates key, click New > String Value to create the registry key and then rename the key as CopyNameTemplate and hit Enter.
- Now, double-click on the new entry to edit its properties.
- In the Value data field, type the value per your requirement as shown below:
To remove the – Copy extension name
To specify a custom extension name
%s - PreferredExtensionName
To reverse the custom extension name
PreferredExtensionName - %s
Make sure to substitute the PreferredExtensionName placeholder with the actual extension name you want instead as shown in the lead-in image above.
- When done, click OK or hit Enter to save the change.
- Exit Registry Editor.
If at any time you want to restore the default Copy Name Extension, simply navigate to the registry path above, and in the right pane of the NamingTemplates key, right-click or press and hold on the CopyNameTemplate string value (REG_SZ), and click/tap on Delete. If you get an error while deleting the Registry key or you’re just unable to delete the key, you can take ownership of the registry key and then delete the locked registry key on your PC.
That’s it on how to change the – Copy name extension for Folders/Files in Windows 11/10!
Related post: How to change the Default Name of Newly Created folder from New folder to any other.
How do I change the file extension for all files in a folder?
To change the file extension for all files in a folder, in Windows 7, click on the Organize button and then click Folder and search options. In Windows 8/10, you just click on the View tab in File Explorer and check the File name extensions box.
How do I rename bulk files in Windows?
You can learn how to batch rename files or change file extensions for all files in a folder quickly & easily in Windows. This can be especially useful if you have multiple photographs or images of various names or file extensions.
We hope this tutorial helped you.