This tag is about the renaming of large batches of files.

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Rename files sequentially from input using batch file?

The company I work for processes bills, and I regularly have to check these bills for accuracy by comparing what was entered into the database vs. the actual bill image. Any time I find an error in ...
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Windows 7 script to change part of a file name

I have a collection of files whose names are in the form car-#######-NNNNNNN.xxx, where ####### is a series of numbers that need to be kept as part of the file name, and xxx is an extension denoting ...
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Change file extensions from uppercase to lowercase in Mac OS X

I'm copying files from my Nikon camera to my iMac several times each week using Nikon Transfer 2 which changes the file name but keeps the uppercase extension. I spend a lot of time changing 100'ds ...
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Copy file names to another folder

I need to copy file names from one folder to another. File contents are never changed. No files are overwritten, moved or copied. It's only about file names. I have a folder A with files named: ...
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Rename and reverse the numbering of a list of files

In Linux, preferably using bash, what would be the best way to achieve the goal below? Say I have a series of numbered files 001.png, 002.png, 003.png What is the best way to move/rename them to ...
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Cut a part from a filename (windows batch)

I got files named like this: cam1(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg cam2(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg cam3(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg Need to cut (word1 ...
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Need assistance making a batch file for renaming files in separate folders

Ok, here's one for you. I'm trying to use a batch file to rename a bunch of files, but none of them are in the same folder as the batch file itself. The command prompt keeps telling me that the ...
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batch-rename filenames with numbers to sort alphabetically

I want to batch-rename files containing numbers, padding the numbers with zeroes. The goal is to sort numbered sets of files alphabetically in the correct order in any application. In a set of files ...
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Automator: rename files fixing the gaps in numbers 1,2,3,5,6 -> 1,2,3,4,5

I have a huge bunch of scanned files (before OCR) and I want the Automator (Yosemite) to fix the gaps in files numbers: some pages was duplicated and after deletion the duplication there are gaps in ...
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How to make uppercase all files and folder on a directory?

How does one rename all folders and files in a folder into UPPERCASE? (if it is possible in its subfolders too) I have this code, but it converts only files, not folders. @echo off setlocal ...
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Semiautomatic rename of files according to pattern?

I have a lot of files and directories named similar to [Origin]Description[Techinfo]. Sometimes, brackets can be round brackets instead of square brackets, or spaces between the parts. How can I ...
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How can I use PowerShell to parse filenames and rename them?

I've got a project analyzing logfiles. Someone, in their infinite wisdom, is naming the logfiles MM-DD-YYYY-HH-MM.LOG (e.g., 10-31-2012-18-00.LOG for 6:00pm on October 31, 2012). My first order of ...
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Sorting Files into Subfolders based on EXIF Date

I have a huge directory from a HDD recovery that contains 70000+ JPEG files. I tried playing around with some AppleScripts, that I found, but had no luck. I already installed EXIFtool, which might be ...
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Program / Script / Method to rename EAC-ripped album of MP3s using Masks

tl;dr: skip to last paragraph I’ve recently changed the filename format that I use in Exact Audio Copy when ripping CDs. I have changed it so that for various-artist CDs, the track number then CD ...
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Regex directory renaming

I'm not great with regex and can't figure out why this is selecting the next character after the - /[\-][^ - ]/g with that, it selects - and the following character. I want to select the dash ...
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remove substring from filenames in subdirectories in mac

I have a backup from windows 8 file history that added timestamp to my files in all subdirectories. as the following _sites (2014_08_04 20_32_19 UTC).extension I need to remove the whole substring to ...
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text editor-style renaming of filenames in directory

How can I edit the names of files in a directory as though I were editing the text of a file using a text editor? I feel like I've seen this demoed in a video, perhaps using some Vim plugin or ...
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Wildcard in rename and robocopy command into batch file

What I am attempting to do is automate some work I do daily. What I would like to happen is a prompt saying What is your name? Then use that answer as a variable to be used in different commands like ...
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Mass changing Links in OneNote 2010

I am using OneNote extensively for my work. For example one part of my work is reviewing incoming documents. I do an initial review and then get more specific reviews from members of my team. All this ...
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Need to move lots of consistently named files to certain folders (Windows 7)

I need to populate a bunch of folders with files of various types. The destination folder structure is as follows YEAR > COMMITTEE_NAME YEAR > YEAR MONTH COMMITTEE_NAME EX: 2015 > ADP 2015 > 2015 ...
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Remove extra period in multiple file names

So I was looking into ways to do this like this post How do I remove the same part of a file name for many files in Windows 7? Because I wanted to change all the song files on my phone into mp3s. I ...
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Batch rename script to rename/replace square brackets

I am currently using Windows Server 2003 and would like to create a schedule task or command to run which would batch rename and replace all square brackets '[]' from file names and replace them with ...
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How to rename multiple vars that contain FOR counter vars in bat file

Here is my sample: set mail = mymail for /L %%x in (001,1,999) do ( set yourmail = !mail:+%x@gmail.com :: other commands here ) I want the result be like: mymail+001@gmail.com ----> ...
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Rename files using batch file

I have been searching for a way to rename 150 files daily simply by executing 1 command. The current files are in the same folder C:\reports. The file names differ and the only change I have to make ...
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Rename multiple files in folder with different pattern file name

I have 7000 folders and each folders have different pattern like this : folder 1: 111070290_10_daftar_tabel.pdf 111070290_11_daftar_istilah.pdf 111070290_12_bab_1.pdf 111070290_13_bab_2.pdf ...
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Needing advanced ID3 tag handling for specific situation

My situation is probably quite rare and complex, so I'll explain it in detail. Many years ago, I put together a hand-selected collection of MP3s, which ended up taking a month or so and is now at ...
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Replace duplicate words in filenames

I have files with filenames such as this: かな_かな I'd like to replace that with just: かな Is there any way to do this in batch, automatically? Note that some files have different words before and ...
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Software (with GUI) that can be set to bulk rename multiple files in a ZIP file (and preferably RAR and 7Z too) and then extract them (for Windows)

Can anyone recommend a software with a GUI that can be set to bulk rename multiple files in a specified ZIP file (and preferably RAR and 7Z too) and then extract them (for Windows 7)? The software's ...
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Bulk file rename - remove certain part of a file name

I have lots of files where I want to replace the first part of the file name (before the last "_") with an "e". tom_&_jerry-s03e12_3089.jpg mickey_mouse-s06e02_16091.jpg ...
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Mac Terminal Renaming Bulk files Randomly

I have googled and looked on here but nothing is as basic as I want it. Whats the best way to rename a folder of both .jpg and .JPG files to a random number - I have 250 images and I randomly want ...
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Image names with international characters - 404 error

Hi I'm trying to figure out what's wrong, and maybe someone can help me out. I recently moved a bunch of images over to a new server and imported them into my wordpress database. Many of these images ...
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Most efficient way to automatically name photos according to a naming convention?

I am a solar site assessor and am subcontracting for a company that uses a specific naming convention for all photographs taken at sites. I'm wondering what would be the best way to efficiently ...
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Renaming numbered files with gaps into continuous numbering

I have a group of numbered pictures (for example: "img_938" through "img_1136"). The problem is that there are occasional missing numbers. (e.g "img_972", "img_973","img_975") where my camera ...
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bulk renaming files to form a grid

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, if not my apologies, but I cant quite figure how to classify this problem. I am using a photoshop script to slice a large image into square tiles (as part of ...
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appending folder name to filenames

please help me with this: for a file structure in a parent folder (say "C:\Folder 1") that contains: Folder A\File a.txt Folder B\File b.txt I would like to prefix the folder name to the ...
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Windows 7 rename files by manually dragging into place

I need to manually rename a bunch of photo files so that they make more sense in sequence (I am an artist and I need to put the reference photos in the correct order so that the model appears to be ...
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Add folder name to beginning of filename - getting multiple renames

I've used dbenham's excellent response to the question of how to add the folder name to the beginning of a filename in a cmd script. @echo off pushd "Folder" for /d %%D in (*) do ( for %%F in ...
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Easiest way to rename DICOM files

I have got DICOM patients that have an attribute Patient's Name (0010,0010) I do not like. I have a tool to change attributes of each DICOM files but that tool cannot iterate over directories. Is ...