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
- Download the script here: https://gist.github.com/blaues0cke/ec7f87cc0d53e50da626
- Save it to your preferred location on your computer, name it .ahk
- 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