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How to rename all images names in a folder according to a list of cells in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-09-30

Have you ever tried to rename images according to a list of cells in sheet? If so, have you any tricks to quickly handle the job without renaming them one by one? In this article, I introduce two VBA codes to quickly handle this job in Excel.

Rename all images names in a folder


Rename all images names in a folder

To rename all images names in a specified folder, you must list the original names in sheet firstly.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module and paste below code to the script.

VBA: Get picture names of a folder

Sub PictureNametoExcel()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice201709027
    Dim I As Long
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xAddress As String
    Dim xFileName As String
    Dim xFileDlg As FileDialog
    Dim xFileDlgItem As Variant
    On Error Resume Next
    xAddress = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select a cell to place name list:", "KuTools For Excel", xAddress, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Set xRg = xRg(1)
    xRg.Value = "Picture Name"
    With xRg.Font
    .Name = "Arial"
    .FontStyle = "Bold"
    .Size = 10
    End With
    xRg.EntireColumn.AutoFit
    Set xFileDlg = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    I = 1
    If xFileDlg.Show = -1 Then
        xFileDlgItem = xFileDlg.SelectedItems.Item(1)
        xFileName = Dir(xFileDlgItem & "\")
        Do While xFileName <> ""
            If InStr(1, xFileName, ".jpg") + InStr(1, xFileName, ".png") + InStr(1, xFileName, ".img") + InStr(1, xFileName, ".gif") + InStr(1, xFileName, ".ioc") + InStr(1, xFileName, ".bmp") > 0 Then
                xRg.Offset(I).Value = xFileDlgItem & "\" & xFileName
                I = I + 1
            End If
            xFileName = Dir
        Loop
    End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press F5 key to run the code, and a dialog pops out to remind you to select a cell to output the name list. See screenshot:
doc rename picture in a folder 1

4. Click OK and to select the specified folder whose picture names you need to list in the current worksheet. See screenshot:
doc rename picture in a folder 2

5. Click OK. The picture names have been listed on the active sheet.

Then you can rename the pictures.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module and paste below code to the script.

VBA: Get Rename Pictures

Sub RenameFile()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20170927
    Dim I As Long
    Dim xLastRow As Long
    Dim xAddress As String
    Dim xRgS, xRgD As Range
    Dim xNumLeft, xNumRight As Long
    Dim xOldName, xNewName As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xAddress = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set xRgS = Application.InputBox("Select Original Names(Single Column):", "KuTools For Excel", xAddress, , , , , 8)
    If xRgS Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xRgD = Application.InputBox("Select New Names(Single Column):", "KuTools For Excel", , , , , , 8)
    If xRgD Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    xLastRow = xRgS.Rows.Count
    Set xRgS = xRgS(1)
    Set xRgD = xRgD(1)
    For I = 1 To xLastRow
        xOldName = xRgS.Offset(I - 1).Value
        xNumLeft = InStrRev(xOldName, "\")
        xNumRight = InStrRev(xOldName, ".")
        xNewName = xRgD.Offset(I - 1).Value
        If xNewName <> "" Then
            xNewName = Left(xOldName, xNumLeft) & xNewName & Mid(xOldName, xNumRight)
            Name xOldName As xNewName
        End If
    Next
    MsgBox "Congratulations! You have successfully renamed all the files", vbInformation, "KuTools For Excel"
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press F5 key to run the code, and a dialog pops out to remind you to select the original picture names you want to replace. See screenshot:
doc rename picture in a folder 3

4. Click OK, and select the new names you want to replace picture names within the second dialog. See screenshot:
doc rename picture in a folder 4

5. Click OK, a dialog pops out to remind you that the picture names have been replaced successfully.
doc rename picture in a folder 5

6. Click OK and the picture names have been replaced by the cells in the sheet.

doc rename picture in a folder 6
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Hi, I ran the code but the original names are not listing in excel. Only 'Picture Name' comes as the header but no data.
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Thanks for the tip...it was of great help!!
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It doesn't ask me the location of the files, so the script runs in vain and my files aren't being renamed
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Hi, It renames only the first 10 pics of the folder, could you please help me out with the changes for 100 pics. Thanks & Regards
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Hi, edvin.I G Lazar, I have tested the code, it can rename all pictures you list, if it only rename first 10 of the folder, please check what is the picture type, the suffix, in the first code, it just supports to list the pictures(".jpg" ".png" ".img" ".gif" ".ioc" ".bmp"), if your picture is not in the types the code list you can manually add it to the code, like+ InStr(1, xFileName, ".png")
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