Adding a file name prefix for mass documents using Powershell

We receive zip files regularly that contain folders, documents (of all kinds (pdf, docx, etc.) and subfolders with documents.  Once we receive them, I have to extract the zip and then rename the files to meet our naming conventions.  What I have been using is Powershell but I am having problems.  Can someone tell me how to exclude renaming the folder?  For example.
I have a folder named "test".  Within this folder, I have 30 documents and 4 subfolders (that also contain documents).  I'm using the powershell script to add a prefix, dir | Rename-Item -NewName {"%Prefix%" + " - " + $_.Name}.  When I run this command, it renames the files perfectly but it also renaming the subfolders.  How do I exclude renaming the sub folder?

Also, it only renames the files in the parent "test" folder.  It does not rename the files in the subfolders.  Is there a way to make it rename the files only in the subfolders as well without having to go to each subfolder?
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oBdACommented:
Just pass "dir" (an alias for GetChildItem, btw.) the arguments -File to only return files instead of files and directories, and -Recurse to process subfolders
dir -File -Recurse  | Rename-Item -NewName {"%Prefix%" + " - " + $_.Name}

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tmartin40Author Commented:
That worked perfectly, Thanks!
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