1
vote
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
562 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
148 views

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: : * ? | " ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
548 views

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... ...
1
vote
1answer
271 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
74 views

Change name of Program Files

Is there any way to change the name of Program Files folder of Windows? Its annoying in certain circumstances since there's a space within the name. Windows 7 or any other versions of Windows.
1
vote
1answer
336 views

Windows 8 strange files appearing on hard drive

I recently installed a copy of Windows 8 on my machine and about a week ago, I noticed strange files on my hard drive This file is currently located within my C:\ volume: ...
3
votes
1answer
211 views

File with illegal character in name

I need to access a file on a network drive, but the file has a : in its name. This makes Windows rather unhappy. I cannot rename the file through any method on Windows, so I tried a Mac computer. It ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Drag and drop multiple files that d/l as same filename in Windows 7

I'm trying to drag and drop multiple photos into a folder. My problem is that they will download as the same filename, i.e. photo.jpg. Windows only gives me two options. Either replace one of them or ...
3
votes
2answers
691 views

Make every file in a Directory Structure Lowercase (Windows)

I have a legacy directory structure from a desktop application that I'm porting to an Android application, and Android doesn't want the names of the files to have capital letters in them. I had ...
4
votes
1answer
88 views

Windows Explorer now limits my folder names to 16 characters

I usually have long folder names in Windows Explorer, but recently I "fat fingered" some combination of keys and now Windows Explorer limits all my new folder names to 16 characters. What must I do in ...
0
votes
2answers
158 views

Removing a file named '…' in Windows 8

Completely by accident, I created a file named ... using Grunt.js for Node in Windows 8. Is it possible to remove this file without having to reformat the partition?
2
votes
1answer
355 views

Looking for software to rename file name of jpeg scan image of doc to text in the image

I'm scanning in many A4 paper documents to JPEG using a automated document feeder scanner. The results are FILE0001.JPG FILE0002.JPG etc. I would like a program to rename the file name title to text ...
1
vote
2answers
346 views

Fastest way to search a directory for file names with specific charachters?

I have a directory which contains sub folders which contain files with very diverse names from many different users so they are not named very consistently. I am moving this directory to a sharepoint ...
1
vote
0answers
773 views

How can I specify an /EXCLUDE file with spaces in it to xcopy?

I have tried to specify an /EXCLUDE filename with spaces in it to xcopy, but it always chokes. How can I specify such a path to xcopy without copying the /EXCLUDE files into the current directory and ...
1
vote
1answer
592 views

“Filename is not valid or too long” and “The specified path does not exist” in one file

I have a file in a folder that I use for python programming and when I moved the folder everything would go but the file. I don't know how it got there but when I try to delete it I get "Filename is ...
13
votes
4answers
9k views

How to start/open a file/folder that contains space in its name through command-line?

I'm trying to use the start command in the command prompt to open files and folders, but I'm unable to open files and folders that contain space(s) in their name. I have tried the following queries ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to bulk translate file names and rename them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to rename files with Japanese or Korean character/letter filenames to their Romanized (Roman/Latin letters) equivalents I have some files with Chinese names. I ...
1
vote
1answer
564 views

Get a colon in a Windows filename [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How would I go about creating a filename with invalid characters such as :?>? Yes I know it is not allowed, but I want to do it anyways. Any workarounds?
0
votes
1answer
239 views

How to sort pictures by name with some program?

You all know it - you have pictures from vacation and other life events and you decide that you will sort photos you want them to be as you wish together. My question is related to this. How can I ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Escaping %’s in file-/folder-names at the command-line

Does anybody of a way to access files and directories that have a % in their name (which is valid) from the command-line? Specifically, if there are two %’s and the text between them happens to ...
1
vote
2answers
549 views

Spell Checking File Names

How can I spell check file names? My spelling isn't at all great, and I rely on MS Word, Google Chrome etc. to make sure I don't publically embarass myself with improper spelling. How can I clean up ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

WinSCP can't upload file or folder with blank spaces

I have created a batch file containing WinSCP commands to upload files in different folders. Now, file names and folder name contain blank spaces. It's showing an error when I'm running the batch ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to extract the filename extension out of %f in script?

The windows %%f returns the full name of the file as 'filename.ext' e.g. for /r %%f in (*.wav) do echo %%f Is there a way to extract the filename without the extension from %%f?
9
votes
1answer
7k views

What does a blue filename in Windows Explorer mean?

I am viewing a network share where some filenames are in blue instead of black. I am using Windows 7. This question mentions green filenames, which indicates encrypted file. What does a blue ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Windows Desktop Icon Filename Positioning

Is there a way to make filenames appear to the right or left of the file and folder icons as you can in OSX on the desktop?
2
votes
2answers
748 views

Command Line print all file names in directory

I have a directory that contains about 3000 images, what I would like to do is to print out (to a file if possible or even to screen) the whole images names after doing some string formatting and ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

On Windows, what filename extensions denote an executable?

On Windows, *.exe, *.bat, *.cmd, and *.com all represent programs or shell scripts that can be run, simply by double-clicking them. Are there any other filename extensions that indicate a file is ...
2
votes
2answers
252 views

Display or dump out a bunch of file names from a Windows 7 directory

How can I get a text list or data dump of filenames from a Windows directory? I have the following folder set up: [My Documents] --SomeFileName.doc --AnotherFileName.bmp --AnotherMoreFileName.zip ...
1
vote
3answers
275 views

What happens when I copy a file from Linux to a Windows formatted harddisk containing illegal chars in the filename?

on Linux the filename :.zip is valid right? What would happen if I copy that file to a NTFS harddisk running Windows? Would I get an error message?
3
votes
2answers
878 views

Tool to fix file names starting with =_iso-8859-1… in .eml file names?

I have a folderful of E-Mails saved from an IMAP account that I dissolved. The file name is the subject line of each E-Mail. Now unfortunately, when a non-ASCII encoding is used, the subject line ...
2
votes
2answers
639 views

Same filename with a different extension

I have a fairly large collection of music, some of which I have ripped at different times with different software. Through all my updates and additions to my collection, I have ended up with a ...
1
vote
2answers
444 views

Why can I not create files/folders with these names?

Can anyone provides me details of why Windows does nto allow to create file/folders with below names? PRN AUX NUL LPT1 COM1 Potential drive letter - A: to Z: Other characters (such as <(less ...
40
votes
26answers
56k views

How to force Windows to rename a file with a special character?

I have a song that Windows can't play because there is a question mark in the name of the file. "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?.ogg" // as an example So I try to rename it and Windows complains ...