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I have some files inside a directory structure with multiple folders that have more than one dot. For example, "x.y.jpg" or "x.yz.01.jpg". How can I

  1. list all files with more than one dots in their names in the directory structure
  2. and delete the extra dots except the one before the extension?

Please note the extensions vary among one, two and three letters.

I was hoping I could do this with a windows script.

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marked as duplicate by Tog, Mokubai, Michael Kjörling, Dave M, Carl B Sep 26 '13 at 2:38

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let me ask you something, do you care what the file names are? meaning if you had something like x.y.jpg would it be fine if you renamed it helloworld.jpg – Sickest Sep 23 '13 at 17:24
The output filename has to be without the extra dots, and it cannot be renamed otherwise. – Regmi Sep 23 '13 at 17:30
@Sickest Thank you for that tool, it renames AND goes through subfolders. – Regmi Sep 23 '13 at 18:21
im going to make it an answer in case anyone else stubble's on to this. – Sickest Sep 23 '13 at 18:47
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Please check out this free handy renaming program:

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It does batch renaming, it should do the trick.

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