In computing, rename is to reassign the identifying value (or name) of an object, whether it be files, folders or other types of data.

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Windows CMD - How to rename all files in all subfolders to parent folder name

Alright scripters, Im still trying to wrap my head around the FOR command. What Id like to do is rename all files in all subfolders to the folder name they reside in, retaining their extensions. Id ...
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how to rename the old files or backup them into a folder when there are file names collision?

As you know, the default windows copy handler renames the new files if you choose "keeps both files" . What program can i use to rename the old files instead? or better, put all the old files into a ...
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Rename multiple files in Windows 10 (without using Bulk Rename Utility)

I know this sounds like a question that's been asked many times, but I've searched several related threads and still haven't found what I'm looking for. I want to be able to select multiple files in ...
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After opening and closing a folder, I am unable to rename it if it contains an executable

Windows 7 x64 user. If I try to rename a folder after opening and closing it, and that folder contains an executable, Windows will deny the operation with a "Folder in use" message. If I don't open ...
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Bulk rename files based on the first line of their contents?

I have a folder full of .java files, which I wish to rename. I want to rename the files with the first line of the contents of that file, with suffixes if the first line is same for two or more files?...
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When renaming a file in Windows, CTRL + Backspace does not delete whole words

The Ctrl+Backspace shortcut for deleting whole words is a feature in most text editors and text inputs. Due to their usefulness, they have become a part of my everyday typing habits. However, in ...
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How to move multiple file names?

At work I had to rename 650 files. Turns out I skipped one file in the middle. So I added it, but now I have to take the names from subsequent files to the one I added and move them all up 1 "slot". ...
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Renaming multiple files with same filename but different extensions

I have 180 files in a folder all with the SAME filename but 180 DIFFERENT extensions. I want them all to be .jpg. I cannot seem to make windows or dos or powershell work to rename all files to a ...
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Need to rename .rtf files to match the contents of each file

I need to split, rename and change about 8000 files for a charity that I do work for. My question is if there is a program or code in Windows that I can use to change the file names to match the donor ...
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Removing a substring between track number and title

I need help with a little bit of bash trickery. In organizing my music collection I've come across a set of tracks which are named in the format %track%. %artist% - %title%.%extension% How can I ...
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Using sed to move part of filename

I have some music files which are named as 'track name [artist]'. I want them to be '[artist] trackname', and so need to move the square brackets and what's in them to the start of the file. I've ...
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Chrome browser window to show Person's name?

Google Chrome browser, Macbook Pro, OSX Yosemite v10.10 In Chrome, I use multiple "Persons" with multiple windows open for each Person. In Chrome, when I click on "Window" and the open windows ...
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Automatically Monitor and Rename Files with Regex

Is there a tool that allows you to monitor a folder for new files and apply a regular expression to automatically rename the files?
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Rename php.ini.default to the more recognizable and standardized php.ini

When I type command: mv /etc/php.ini.default /etc/php.ini I get: bash-3.2# mv /etc/php.ini.default /etc/php.ini mv: /etc/php.ini....
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How do I remove file extensions from all files on Mac?

I have a bunch of files with arbitrary extensions OVER (i.e., after) the old extensions; e.g.: a10.lua.c76c8a36-6f80-4b5e-b6a4-ed7c6817ca2e boneaxe.gif.e65e71e9-69e6-4d64-8648-1d6a9c8c7a1f All of ...
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Monitoring file activity - bulk renaming, creating - Ransomware activity

Masters, I need some suggestion how to monitor the disks for bulk file activity like bulk renaming, bulk creating..etc.. Is it possible with performance monitor or should i use powershell? I would ...
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How can Bulk Rename Utility automatically move down to the next file, after the current highlighted file has been renamed?

I am using Bulk Rename Utility 3.0.0.1. The problem is that even after I click 'Rename', the current highlighted file still remains highlighted; but the highlight should have automatically and ...
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Batch file rename with suffix as 01 02 03 04 and so on

I have bunch of files with similar keyword like computer-stock-photo.jpg computer-stock-picture.jpg computer-picture.jpg What I want to do is suffix serial wise 2 digit numbers like computer-...
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Rename files with counter over subdirectories

I have a parent directory with a number of directories in it. Within those I, again, have multiple subdirectories, they contain many images: Parent | ├──dirA | ├──sub_A1 | | ├──...
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Renaming a pdf file (scanned document) using OCR. It should read 3 zones and rename accordingly. e.g. Streetname_LastName_Date.pdf [closed]

I am running into trouble with tons of paperwork. I want to have it digitalized in order to simplify search and therefore cut down a huge amount of time spent on looking though the paperwork. It is ...
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Batch Renaming on a file share

We currently have a CIFS share hosted from a SAN device and are planning to move toward a case management system. The issue I'm having is a lot of the various files in our file share end with a ...
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Rename Downloaded Files Inside Chrome

I'm using Google Chrome Version 48.0.2564.116 (64-bit) on OS X El-Capitan version 10.11.3 (15D21), and happen to download a lot of files everyday. Now, once I download them from source A, I need to ...
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Dropbox to rename shared public folder without losing the current shared-URL

Somtimes after publishing the URL of the folder to many colleagues, I need to rename the folder - thoug doing that will break the link/url I have given to them. So my need is to rename the folder, ...
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How to specify a space as part of a wildcard string for bulk renaming of files

I have approximately 1200 songs in a folder whose filenames are structured as follows: artist_name - song_name.mp3 For example: Billy Joel - Piano Man.mp3 The Beatles - Nowhere Man.mp3 I'd like ...
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An attempt was made to access an exiting process

We have a directory that we cannot delete because... Cannot remove item C:\myDir: The process cannot access the file 'C:\myDir\' because it is being used by another process. Inside Resource ...
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Renamed folder accidentally (VS, Nuget)

While renaming some files yesterday, I accidentally renamed a folder.... The contents of the folder is a bunch of Nuget files (Nuget.console, Nuget.Core etc.) and some folders for different languages. ...
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Batch file rename with suffix as random alphanumeric

Here is the code which renames all the files in a folder to alphanumeric. @echo off setlocal disableDelayedExpansion set "chars=ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789" for /f "eol=: delims=" %%F in ('...
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Batch rename Chrome bookmarks

How do you batch rename lots of chrome bookmarks? For example, 1. "Introduction" is replaced with "Intro"? 2. "Google" is replaced with "G"?
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How do I remove the some parts of a file name for many files in Windows 7 using batch script? [duplicate]

I have some jsp file which need to rename. it has _h5 prefix. SO i need to remove that _h5 and make the file. ex: Account_h5.jsp to Account.jsp
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What is happening on a Mac computer when you rename a (e.g.) Word File without closing it

Other posts have asked if this is possible... Is it possible to rename an open Word document without closing it? I am asking what happens and how it is programmed. I would have thought that some ...
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How to change a USB stick name?

Hello I just bought two identical USB sticks and they both appear to have the same name in the UEFI which is annoying since I can't choose the one I need when they are both plugged in. So how to ...
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Building a DOS batch script to rename files

I'm currently stuck on an issue with a DOS batch script I’ve been working on, and I need help renaming the files. Here is the renaming scheme I’m searching for: Original filenames ...
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Post fix file name with SML on windows using command prompt [duplicate]

I have GUID based Image files such as ff568205-e82c-4be8-aca8-18f40ec64e5a.PNG 1f91e4e9-c163-4f28-acbc-dbb7693ef2e5.JPG I have thousands of images folder and i need to rename all these file and ...
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How to rename a big collection of files numerically, ordered based on “Date modified”?

I am using Windows 7; I have about 1400 small images of type: *.png Each image has a random name, but it has a specific date it was created at; that is "Date modified". What I need to do is to re-...
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Batch Script To Randomly Rename A Single Selected File

I'm trying to hash out a batch / .bat script that renames a single file to a random string of characters. Everything I have found upon searching so far is to rename all files within a single directory ...
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How to fix a directory that is there but doesn't exist?

I've got a folder that I cannot rename, delete or copy. I can open it in Explorer and see what's inside, but anything else results in an error saying that the directory doesn't exist. I've tried ...
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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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Batch renaming JPG filenames in CentOS 7

I have about 80 of these files in my directory. -rw-rwxr--+ 1 vagrant vagrant 38122 Nov 13 12:19 CRMPicco RFC16 Women's 80.jpg -rw-rwxr--+ 1 vagrant vagrant 101286 Nov 13 12:19 CRMPicco RFC16 Women'...
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Rename image depending on exif

Using exiftool, would it be possible to append "-panasonic" to all filenames whose picture was taken with this camera brand ? For example, a filename 01_01_15.jpg becomes 01_01_15-panasonic.jpg ...
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Rename images by date with correct time

I'd like to rename my images according to their date in EXIF information, BUT with a twist: the date in the EXIF information of one camera brand (the one named panasonic) is off by one hour (it should ...
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Rename “New” Context Menu Items in Registry?

I have a messy Context Menu, so I often have to clean it up with the Registry Editor, because my programs seem to want to hog a spot there. However, I do not know how to rename items in the "New" tab. ...
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File rename with same pattern

I have a folder with a lot of picture of people. The pattern of the files are different it can be NAME_Firstname or NAME Firstname. I want to set all the files with name_firstname. Is there another ...
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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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Code to copy file name of video file and copy it to srt file in same folder

I would need some help in obtaining code to performing the steps as summarized above. I have the following setup: 100s of video folders with 2 files: 1 video file(mkv,mp4,avi, etc) and one srt file. ...
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Rename/renumerate files in directory

In some dir I have many files named ...DSC_0002 DSC_0005 DSC_0010... I want rename/renumerate files FILE_0001 FILE_0002... Maby, I will need begin numeration NOT from 0001
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Rename JPEGs by adding a prefix according to date taken

I have a folder with pictures taken with different cameras and all these pictures have a correct DateTimeOriginal EXIF tag set. Suppose a list of files like this: 20150831_153712.jpg IMG_5246.JPG ...
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How to fix Windows Account Name [duplicate]

I changed my account name on my laptop (running Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit) and as far as the start-menu/lockscreen are concerned, the account name has changed, but in the file system, the ...
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“Unspecified Error” when renaming folders in Windows 10

Since the start of the week I can't rename folders anymore. I can create and delete files and folders, and rename files, but renaming folders result in a "unspecified error". This happens regardless ...
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Altering the Documents Directory Changes the Folder Name

I set up my Documents folder location to use the D drive on my computer and now it is stuck with the folder name D:/ - however when I go into properties it says that it is Documents. How can I get it ...
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How to rename multiple files by adding or removing suffix or prefix in windows? [duplicate]

I have multiple files in a folder all the different name in windows with common suffix say _(new). Example: File Name_(new).mp4 How do I rename all the files by removing the suffix _(new) but not ...