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I'm looking for a method to rename a bunch of files from BIG5 to Unicode in a batch on Windows.

NOTE: BIG5 is a special Chinese encoding.

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What file system are these files saved in? Open My Computer, right-click the drive the files are on, choose Properties, then tell us what appears after "File system:". –  Dour High Arch Jan 5 '10 at 3:28

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You can't rename a file from one encoding to another. On NTFS, filenames are handled as native Unicode strings and so do not have any byte-encoding associated with them. (Internally, they are stored in the UTF-16LE encoding, but that's an implementation detail.)

Do you mean the filenames are rendering wrong at the moment due to a previous encoding misinterpretation? If so, what do they look like at the moment?

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