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Is there an edit cut program with a search highlight option? For instance say I want to save several files from the temporary internet files and I don't want the (1), tail, on the file name. I could remove the (1), tail, on the file name manually but If the number of files is over 50, the process is a bit time consumming as well as tedious.

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Maybe I'm just too tired, but I'm having a lot of difficulty understanding the question... Can you perhaps dumb down the example slightly? – Doc Jun 27 '11 at 23:32
It sounds to me like you want to mass-rename a bunch of files, is that right? – Flimzy Jun 27 '11 at 23:45
Thanx for commenting...I'm tired too so I'll be back tomarrow after some much needed rest..and I'll try to explain my question with a little less? detail. – XPV Jun 27 '11 at 23:49
Yes Flimzy. That sounds about it, But I don't want a large resource hog. – XPV Jun 27 '11 at 23:51
i asked a similar question a year and a half ago; never got an answer.… – Ian Boyd Jun 30 '11 at 3:15

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I like Bulk File Rename

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I like CyLog’s WildRename. It supports wildcards and regular expressions for file selection and string substitutions. It also includes logging, case-conversion, a counter ability (eg rename files to blah1.txt, blah2.txt, blah3.txt, etc.), and even rename simulation (see the results without making any actual changes).

One of the main uses I had for it was specifically to remove the [1] from files that I downloaded with IE (or the (1) from files saved in Chromium). This is simple with WildRen, just create regex string-substitution rule (which you can enable or disable as needed, so you can keep it permanently):


It will delete all occurrences of parentheses surrounding one or two numeric digits. (And you can go from there.)

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Try regexrenamer:

If you're not familiar with regular expressions, the wikipedia article should give you a good start. Otherwise a web search for 'regular expressions tutorial' or something like that should help.

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thanx Cam. I'll take a look at it. – XPV Jun 27 '11 at 23:57

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