How to Lower Case All File Names in the Active Windows Folder Using AutoHotkey

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Since one of the most repeated jobs using computers is renaming files, this instructable will teach you, how to automate this process in a very smart way using AutoHotkey.

Step 1: Download and Install AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey is a small program that allows you to script some stupid things you repeat all the time in a very nice way. To get run AutoHotkey scripts you need the AutoHotkey client. You can get it here: http://www.autohotkey.com/

Just download the executable, install the software in your favorite destionation and you are done.

Step 2: Install the Script

  1. Download the script here: https://gist.github.com/blaues0cke/ec7f87cc0d53e50da626
  2. Save it to your preferred location on your computer, name it .ahk
  3. Double click the file, AutoHotkey should recognize it automatically

Step 3: Use the Script

Whenever you got a windows explorer window in focus, just press the windows key and "m". This will rename all files in this folder automatically to lowercase.

Step 4: Modify the Script

Of course you can change the hotkey to any hotkey you like. Just replace the "#m" with anything you like. For example: If you want to run the script when you press the control key and m, just use "^m".

You can find a list of all key bindings here: http://ahkscript.org/docs/KeyList.htm

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