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How to bulk rename numbered files?

I have two folders in Windows 8.1. The first folder, a, has 50 .jpg files numbered 01.jpg through to 50.jpg. My second folder, b, has the same amount of .jpg files named in the exact same manner. My ...
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Why are filename ordering rules different on graphical/non-graphical linux programs?

Here is the output of an ls: x-15.txt x-1617.txt x-2411.txt x-24.txt x-ae.txt x-afag.txt x-bdaa.txt x-bd.txt Note that x-1617 comes before x-24 and the same ordering rule seems to apply to the ...
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Moving files into subfolders according to 3 part name

I'm struggling to find a script for ranging some thousand files into subfolders. Each file consists of a three part name, seperated by underscores, with a variable suffix after another underscore, ...
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Particular Windows user restricted to 8.3 format file names on a particular server

Our office uses locked down PCs which are prepared off-site and installed by an engineer so I have no insight into the build process. One colleague had a PC replaced this week and since then he is ...
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What character can be prepended to the front a file or folder name to move it to the bottom?

If we stick an ! character to the front of a directory name, it will be at the top of other directories when sorted. Is there a character which has the opposite effect? Logically, a tilde (~) should ...
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Convention for file extension convention: uppercase or lowercase

Is there a convention for the case of the file extension in Windows, i.e. all uppercase vs. all lowercase? If there is, what is the reason, if any, for the convention, or is it just for the purposes ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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backing up files with a long file name comupter pc [dell] windows8.1 [duplicate]

I am trying to back up my cloud [desktop application] [sugar sync, dropbox] to a western digital [i have 500gb,1T and 2T] Somewhere i can't continue as it says that the file name is too long!? I can ...
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Mysterious folders and files with symbol names on Windows 7

I opened a thumbnail drive last evening and noticed that there were several files and folders with symbolic names (not alpha-numeric) added to it. The Date modified was also a curiosity. I have run ...
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Variable and Conditions with Batch Windows

I would like to make a batch. The goal is simple : For all files with DSW xtension If my filename contains VU1 so variable1=2 and variable2=2 If my filename contains VU2 so variable1=20 and ...
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Does Windows 8 Allow More Symbols for Filenames?

I use a lot of question marks and other symbols in naming files with Linux, but Windows 7 doesn't allow these symbols in filenames \ / : * ? " < > | Does Windows 8 or 8.1 allow the naming of ...
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Duplicate filename with _0001, but zero file size

I have, somehow, created many duplicates of some files, they end in _0001.php for example. I might have done this while trying to crete symbolic links. The sym links work, but I now have these files. ...
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File names with illegal characters on NTFS drive [duplicate]

I have an external drive which is using NTFS. I think what has happened is the file was saved under Linux so has the illegal (to Windows) character ":" in the filename. This file can't be read by ...
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How can I Remove a certain character from multiple filenames in windows 8?

I have more than thousand of files(type:image). In which some of the filenames contains '+'. I want to remove '+' from the filename. How can I do it? Filenames for example: ...
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OneDrive for Business Long filenames will not sink on one computer, ok on others

I'm trying to sync to a Win7 64 bit computer and it stops with filename too long error. However I can sync ok on any other computer I've tried. Only difference I can see is all the ok computers are ...
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How to remove .bat extension from file name in a parameter?

I made a bat file and during execution, it displays a title in the command window. The title includes the bat filename, and it is displayed in full, including the .bat extension. The code I'm ...
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How can I (on a mac) highlight a list of files in finder from a list of filenames in a spreadsheet?

I do a lot of content management. I already have a program that will detect from a spreadsheet a list of filenames and RENAME those items... but this program is limited to renaming those filenames. ...
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How to copy file with spaces remotely using sftp

I am trying to copy a file from windows 7 to linux debian using SFTP Filename is ba ck.bak I am using SFTP to remotely put file through windows command prompt If filename is back.bak then command ...
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filename too long error windows 7 64bit

OK, I need some super help please on 2 things: Trying to rename a folder on my desktop from "New Folder" to VBA I am getting an error stating the the folder or destination name would be to long etc. ...
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Windows 7 file name length limited to 129 characters

I'm trying to properly name MP3s and I hit some arbitrary length of 129 characters (not 128?). NTFS supports 255 characters in file names, how do I fix this? Star Wars - 6 - Return of the Jedi - 2 ...
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How to delete a file with a bad file name?

I had a file downloaded from torrent by a media center device on an external hard disk. The file has an invalid filename such as "Movie ** 480p ** NEW.wmv" (without the quotes). I cannot delete or ...
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Shuffle file name arguments in zsh

Suppose the application can only open files via command line arguments, how would i go about randomizing a list of file names/paths to accomplish this? I thought this should be fairly easy but ...
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Having trouble renaming a too long file in Windows 8.1

there's probably a quick solution to this problem. I was downloading some PDF files for my next semester and wanted to name the files their full titles for later reference. That ended up with one of ...
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Easy way to make many files with names from the list

I have a text file with 30 names in it. I need to make 30 empty text files each called name from the list. Is there an easy way of doing this? Naming 30 text files one by one seems kind of ...
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Copy multiple files to folders. Use filename

How do I move multiple selected files to folders with using the filename? Any tool or cmd is welcome :) One file a time: press Win + R and type in shell:sendto create a new textfile in this ...
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Renaming multiple files in windows 7 and changing the IconResource field in all desktop.ini

I have multiple folders under a root directory, within each is an icon (.ico) file which acts as the icon for the parent folder. Unfortunately, a lot of these .ico files are named "Untitled-*.ico" ...
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How can I tell what encoding a file name is using?

I have some files with Russian (cyrillic) names. When I open them in Windows Explorer, the names display correctly. When I list them in Command shell (cmd) they display as "?????" character. Is ...
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Change Default Naming Behavior When Copying Files - Making Revision Versions

In Windows 7, when I copy/paste a file named "project.ext" I want the result to be "project Rev.1.ext". (That part is solved by tweaking the code in this post.) In addition to that, however, I want ...
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Change a part of a filename with random numbers

In my work i need to rename a filename everytime i want to do a server test, for example SAMO8608157H6AA1D15261.dec, i do need to edit the "1526" part in to the next digit or random number respecting ...
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How to delete a file with a path too long to be deleted [duplicate]

I was working with some computer vision source code I found and didn't realize that it creates a cache file that has a VERY LONG name and now I can't delete the 2 of them. I tried to rename it to a ...
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Windows filename formatter BAT script?

At work we upload files for publishing to the web. The filenames people use are atrocious. Is there something easy out there like a .BAT file that they can drag the file on to to have it clean up the ...
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Create XLS or CSV from file names in folder on Windows?

I have a few hundred files in a folder on a Windows 7 machine. Is there a way to generate an XLS, or CSV file from the file names in the folder? A text file is fine as well; Just looking for any ...
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Can't `ls` Long File Name [duplicate]

Using CentOS 6.5, there's a file in my directory whose name is 161 characters. This directory is shared between the host VM (Windows) and Guest VM (Vagrant). I can't access it with ls: > ls ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space? [closed]

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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Trim File Names of Tarballs Using Bash

I need to grade some source code from various students. The submission process is through Blackboard which appends to the file name a bunch of unnecessary stuff. Here is an example: Test ...
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Does one really need to use file extensions for files stored on their hard drive?

Most of us always append file extensions to the filename for almost every file we save. However, how necessary is it actually? For instance, most Linux software works with files that do not have ...
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How to extract the filename without the extension from a full path?

I'm trying to right my first bash script, and at one point a filename is passed to the script as $1. I need to extract the file name without the extension. Currently, I'm assuming that all extensions ...
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quotes around filenames confuse bash script

I am writing a script that applies a command to loads of files. The way I automate this boils down to #!/bin bash for in_file in ${PWD}/*/*/*.txt; do out_file="${in_file//in/out}" ...
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Highlighted file names

I did something to my desktop (dragged a picture from a word document on the desktop, a window popped up saying something like "live desktop" or "active desktop", not sure) and now all the filenames ...
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Error, couldn't create file .. File name too long

How can I increase the maximum length of a filename in linux? I'm trying to download a torrent file, and apparently because it's Cyrillic, the file name hit's the limit. error, couldn't create file ...
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Why can't one create a folder/file named “CON”? [duplicate]

Before you start complaining about me not googling the answer - I did Google search it. But everything I could find was that CON, COM1, AUX, etc are restricted because they have special meaning - for ...
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How to view a NTFS filename in HEX view

Basically an ill behaved software in my Windows PC is spoiling filenames with illegal characters. To help the developer to debug this issue, I am looking for a solution to dump the offending filename ...
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What is the file name + extension for a file with a period as the first character (example: .txt)?

I'm trying to find an authoritative answer on this matter, but it's difficult. Wikipedia kind of dances around the issue but isn't explicit enough. For .txt (to use an example), is the base name ...
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Unrecognized character in filename (linux)

I have a problem accessing file in linux Mint. The reason is obviously the unrecognized character(s) in the filename but none of the techniques I know helped me to rename it. So, here are details: ...
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Custom copy paste. how to eliminate invalid characters from paste?

I collect articles and like having the title of the article in the filename. However, some titles contain invalid characters such as ':'. This precludes a simple, and quick, copy paste operation to ...
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Windows .exe file icon changes when file name is changed?

I'm making a program in Java. After I make the program and compile it into a .jar file, I wrap it in a .exe file (yes, I know this defeats the purpose of cross-platform but I am most comfortable with ...
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Program that renames mp3 files using ID3 tag [closed]

I know a lot of people who have MP3 collections and find out their music directory looks a lot like this... 0.mp3 1.mp3 2.mp3 3.mp3 ... So useless with a file manager. What ...
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combine multiple text files, _+ filenames_, into a single text file

I would like to combine a handful of text files, but with titles (EDIT: filenames). Ideally, something like * a filename contents of file ... * another filename contents of file ... etc... ...
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Windows Explrer Sorting order for special characters?

What is the sorting order used in Windows Explorer? I was specifically wondering what special characters sort after the alphabets? As far as I can tell (test), all special characters seem to be ...
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How can I view the entire name of a file when browsing through files/folders in Word for Mac 2011, without having to open each file?

Probably a stupid question, but I just recently purchased a MacBook Pro, with which I use Office for Mac 2011. It's great, but when I am browsing for a file to open, I sometimes have difficulty ...