Remove IMG_ Prefix from Photo Names

My Android phone prepends every photo file with “IMG_”. After copying the files to my computer, I use this simple Windows command to remove the prefix on all files in the folder:

rename "IMG_*.jpg" "////*.jpg"

Credit: this SuperUser answer.

To remove “VID_” from mp4 files:

rename "VID_*.mp4" "////*.mp4"

2 thoughts on “Remove IMG_ Prefix from Photo Names

  1. Andy

    great.. what the #$%^ where would one type this to make it work..

  2. Mark Berry Post author

    @Andy, that goes on a Windows command line. If you’re not familiar or comfortable with using CMD, you might want to look for a program that can rename files.

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