Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

JM Casey

Still, there are reasons why one might want to change and extension and *not* change the format. We’ll see what the OP says if they decide to respond to the thread.


If you want to convert textfiles, I think pandoc is a great and eminently straightforward solution. It’s a command line utility; all you have to do is type in the arguments, and your file is converted in a snap. Of course there’s no GUI – if that’s scary, I guess you might want to try one of those other  solutions.

Still, the OP was about extensions only so let’s see.



From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: June 8, 2021 03:42 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk


It sounds as though those utilities actually convert the files from one format to another.  I don’t know if any information such as formatting may be lost or changed, but if you want to have a different format file, that’s the way to do it.  Changing the extension means you have a file of one kind matched with an incorrect extension. 

changing the format means the file extension and the format of the file match.


-----Original Message-----

From: Luke Davis

Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 2:28 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk


David Russell wrote:

>  I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.

While completely indorsing what others have said, if you really do have
some good reason for doing this, a tool like the following might help you.
I do not confirm its accessibility, or guarantee it in any other way. It
is just the first Google result for "convert multiple files from .docx to

You might also look at this, which is free:


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