Add Prefixes And Suffixes to Google Drive Files in Multiple Folders Online

Adding prefixes and suffixes to your files can be a long and tedious job. The popular cloud storage platform from the search giant does not offer an integrated way to bulk rename your files. You may need to manually rename each file one by one. And if you’ve got hundreds of thousands of files in your Google Drive account, believe me, it would cause a lot of confusion and you might end up with a completely messed up and disorganized library.

Worried about spending too much time and taking a lot of effort for a simple task like file renaming? Don’t think much about it, we’ve got a smarter way to deal with it. With the One-Click solution, you can rename all of your files online. Yes, you read that right. Read on to find how..

What are Prefix & Suffix?

Before we discuss the actual procedure, let’s get a bit familiar with the terms prefix and suffix.


Prefix is a letter or a word added at the beginning of a file name, to form a different name or meaning. For example, when you add “un” to a music file name “happy-songs.wmv”, the output file name would appear as “unhappy-songs.wmv”. A prefix is always inserted at the 0 position. It may consist of a character or a group of characters depending on the current file name length and how much maximum file name length permitted.


Suffix is a letter or a group of letters (word) added at the end of a file name, typically to form a new meaning or a new file name that represents the context of the file content. For example, A suffix is typically inserted at the end of the actual file name, but before the file extension starts. For example, when you add the suffix “songs” to the original file name “alan-walker.mp4”, the new name would look like “alan-walker-songs.mp4”. In certain cases, the suffix is added after the file extension, usually to change the original file format. For example, if the original file name is “project.doc”, adding the suffix “x” would make the output file name “project.docx”. However, this technique may or may not work depending on the nature of each file and the associated program that opens the file. 

Add Prefix & Suffix to Google Drive Files Online in Just 3 Steps

Now, let’s get back to the actual solution. The easiest way to rename your files online is to do it using a specialized Web-based tool Cloud File Renamer.

What’s Cloud File Renamer? How Does it Work?

Cloud File Renamer is a fully automated solution to rename files on multiple cloud platforms like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box and Amazon S3. It’s simple to use and friendly interface makes the online file renaming task amazingly easier. Without any need to download any file to your PC, it saves time and Internet bandwidth. Moreover, CFR gives you plenty of renaming criteria to choose from, something that no manual solution can ever offer. For example, you can add prefixes, suffixes, insert characters in the middle of the file name, swap text or change the case from upper to lower, and do much more. The best thing? Your data is protected with an end-to-end 256-bit file encryption. You can be rest assured about your privacy and data security.

Now, without any more introduction, let’s turn to the actual steps.

Step 1: Register on Cloud File Renamer Website

In order to rename your files, you will need to sign up on Cloud File Renamer website. Sign-up process is free. No credit card is required.

  1. Open Cloud File Renamer website.
  2. Click on the Sign up with Google option and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2: Load your Google Drive Contents

Now, the next step is to load your Google Drive files and folders into the Cloud File Renamer Web app.

  1. Click on the Google Drive tab.
  2. Click on Add New Drive.
  3. Enter your Google Drive login credentials.
  4. If you’ve 2-Step Authentication enabled, an SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number or you would need to enter the OPT from your Google Authenticator.
  5. Your Google Drive folders will appear on the left-hand side panel.

Step 3: Rename Files

Let’s start defining which files we need to rename and which ones we don’t, and let Cloud File Renamer do its magic!

  1. Check the topmost Google Drive folder to rename all the files. Check a specific folder in your Google Drive account to rename only containing files.
  2. Use the Include subfolder(s) checkbox to determine whether you want to rename files inside the sub-folders as well.
  3. Click on Load Files to display the list of containing files.
  4. Select your desired renaming rule. For example, Prefix or Suffix.
  5. Add a new text you want to add as a prefix/ suffix.
  6. Click on Add Rule to insert and preview.
  7. Finally, click on the Rename Files button to proceed.

That’s it, it was that simple!

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