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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“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 ...
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replace/rename directory name using regex

i have multiple folder with this pattern "720p.MP4-ABC[abcde]" trying to replace or rename "720p.MP4-CAB[aedcb]" to "."
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FileZilla: Moving file into directory where file already exists fails with “failure”

I need to drag-n-drop file_1 from dir_1 into dir_2 where there also exists a file_1. I want it to be overwritten. I can do this with drag-n-drop from my local machine, but I can no longer drag-n-drop ...
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How do I rename multiple files on Windows? [duplicate]

I have 2800 files, all of whose names start with a four-digit number followed by " - ", and I want to delete all those leading numbers from all the files, leaving only the alphanumeric file names1.  ...
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How can I rename my email account's default “Sent” folder label in Outlook 2013 (via Exchange server)?

Q. How can I rename my email account's default "Sent" folder... My "Sent" folder in Outlook 2013 email account (via Exchange server) is incorrectly labelled as "Payslip 1.jpg" (with Windows 7 Pro ...
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Is it possible to assign a hotkey to rename a title in foobar2000?

I am trying to map the F2 key in the normal playlist view to the following action: Open the properties of the selected track, move to the title field and enable editing. Right now I am doing this by ...
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cronjob to monitor directory and create folders based on filenames excluding the extension

I am wanting to create a cronjob that will monitor a directory and when I file appears in the directory, create a new directory from the filename excluding extension and then move the file to that ...
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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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Parse and Switch Elements of Folder Names using Powershell

I have been trying to write a powershell script (my first) to parse out only the folders within a directory select only those folders matching a specific naming convention ('SEASON YEAR') switch the ...
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How to rename an executable from its details

I have loads of .exe files that got renamed to file1.exe, file2.exe, etc. When you look at a file's Details under Properties (in Windows Explorer), it has the original file name under "Product Name". ...
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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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Can't rename a folder but can rename every folder and document within it?

I have a network folder called 'intranet' in Windows 7 that I just want to rename, simply, to Intranet. When I try, I get the a 'Folder in use' error message. The folder's potentially available to ...
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How to omit characters at the beginning of a file name while renaming it in DOS?

I would like to know how to omit the first character of a file name while renaming the file in DOS. In my case I have bunch of files like: #test1.txt #test2.txt #test3.txt #test4.txt #test5.txt I ...
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Illegal character error with good name

I try to rename a file with a (long) name not including any illegal character, but Windows keeps making error: I use Windows 8.1. The name is: Compare the electrostastic energy between mutants of ...
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Automate script | Rename a defined list of filename by a defined list of word powershell

All my code: #read list filenames + filter# $listname = Get-ChildItem 'Y:\Users\H\Documents\D\Game Of Throne' -Filter *.bmp #Read list file txt# $line = Get-Content ...
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How to rename files in file from lines of a text file

My script PowerShell: $liste = get-content "Y:\Users\H\Documents\D\Game Of Throne\prod\recup.txt" ` |Select-Object -last 1 $liste | ForEach-Object {Write-Host ($i++) $line} get-childItem ...
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Renaming files with batch [duplicate]

Is it possible to write a .bat-file that changes the names of all the files in a folder? For example: if I have a bunch of jpegs in a folder that have random names: File1.jpg ScreendumpA2.jpg ...
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Batch rename folders with illegal characters * and :

I want to move thousands of folders and files from an old to a new storage system with Windows 2008 R2. Obviously a user with MAC OS has named hundreds of folders with characters - * and : - that ...
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Windows 7 allowed bulk rename of folders in search results but wont let me rename them back

So I did a search for a parent folder with several subfolders with subfolders within them. I searched for DRAWINGS and got several hundred results. I tried renaming the results to DRAWINS -(1) ...
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bash extract first number from filename

I'm trying to move files like this: ... DLG023-00-01-sprite.TextGrid.json DLG023-00-01.prosody.json DLG023-01-01-sprite.ogg DLG023-00-02-sprite.TextGrid.json DLG023-00-02.prosody.json ...
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Rename files based on folder name

I have lots of index.html files in unique named folders (one per folder). I wish to rename each file with that of it's parent folder name. From: /folder1/index.html /folder2/index.html ...
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Rename txt files based on the file's content (OSX)

I have about 250 txt files that are all named link.txt and they have this information always on the line/row 3: title: Some kind of title I need some kind of script that can go through these ...
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Windows 7 explorer: Is this a bug, or intended behavior?

In Explorer in Windows 7, if you select 9 or more files (but not all) and rename them, the selection is lost after the files are renamed. Is this intended, or a bug? This behavior does not show ...
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What is the difference between REN and RENAME?

I typed help into cmd and the following lines were part of the output: REN Renames a file or files. RENAME Renames a file or files. Next I typed help ren and help rename and got ...
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Trying to rename large amount of .doc files based off first line or so of text

I was attempting to help a friend, who had a bunch of data recovered, but the meta data was lost. As most of it is articles or recipes, she believes the title or first line or so of text will be good ...
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How to rename a flash drive (not just a partition)

How do I rename a flash drive on a Mac? I know how to rename a partition, but how do I rename the actual drive? I highlighted what I want to rename in the image below:
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Listing File Names without Extensions in Terminal?

I'm using a mac. I need to get a list of files in a folder without their extensions being included in the list. This is because I need a list of products for a website import and conveniently, the ...
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Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...
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Remove timestamp from filename

I need to rename files generated automatically, truncating a timestamp at the end. Files are named "abcd_efgh_jklm_21.04.2015.csv", with the numbers being today's date in german culture spelling and ...
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Unable to rename folders through Explorer in Windows 8.1

I can copy, move, create, and delete them. I can rename them using the REN command from a command prompt. I cannot rename folders through Windows Explorer anywhere on my machine, including on other ...
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How can the application name be changed in linux?

Can we custom change the name of an application before launching it in linux? Suppose the title bar shows name of the application as "Mozilla Firefox", can it be renamed to "Browser"?
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Disable Google Chrome Autonaming (1) on downloads

Please tell me the way, how can I disable the google chrome auto naming behaviour. The a filename is exist in the actual folder, then Chrome says default name: filename (1).txt This is not good for ...
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How to change `Virtualbox VMs` directory's name on OS X?

I installed Virtual Box on my mac and would like to change the name of the directory that has all my virtual machine folders Virtualbox VMs because it's too long. I unsuccessfully tried CMD+, to ...
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How can I swap patterns in filenames?

I have a folder of files with names like thing.y.big.png thing.y.small.png thing.xxx.big.png thing.xxx.small.png and I would like to rename them so that the 2nd and 3rd "fields" are swapped. In the ...
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Postgresql: can't rename the database

PostgreSQL 9.4.1 (installed with homebrew) I want to rename a database. I'm doing this: $ psql postgres postgres=# ALTER DATABASE snot RENAME TO snortdb postgres-# \l ...
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how to make a batch file to rename a folder when I start and close a program? [closed]

How to make a batch file to rename a folder when I start a program? - Let's say I want to start my word.exe, at the same time I need to rename a folder c:\users\my profile\my word documents to be my ...
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Renaming files,folders and subfolders recursively by using batch script

@echo off SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION SET old=V1 SET new=newdocV2 for /f "tokens=*" %%f in ('dir /b *.ods') do ( SET newname=%%f SET newname=!newname:%old%=%new%! move "%%f" "!newname!" ) ...
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Appending (via rename?) `.bad` to files identified by `tests/test_.*`

What do I want? Given the following directory structure: . ├── bar.py ├── hap │   ├── bla.py │   └── tests │   └── test_hap.py └── hip ├── testimony.py └── tests ├── foo.py ...
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I want to rename the bulk files and folders at single time,how I can do this with batch scripting

I want to rename the bulk files and folders at single time,how I can do this with batch scripting I have the code for only to change either file or folder,not both @echo off SETLOCAL ...
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Change file extension in Windows 7 without making extensions visible in Explorer options

Occasionally I want to change the extension for a given file in Windows Explorer, e.g. rename audio_only.mp4 to audio_only.m4a. These valid possibilities are somehow unappealing: Show extensions in ...
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How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case)?

How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case) ?
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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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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 to rename single-digit numbers to sort incrementally?

What is the simplest way to add 0's to all single-digit filenames to make them sort correctly? I'd like to stick to the command line if possible. From: a_1.png a_2.png a_10.png To: a_01.png ...
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Renaming multiple files to start with a capital letter

i'm trying to update my website to use CodeIgniter 3 but Starting with CodeIgniter 3.0, all class filenames (libraries, drivers, controllers and models) must be named in a Ucfirst-like manner or in ...
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Need help on renaming of files in a remote server using batch file

I need to rename a file in Server B using a batch script. This is easy: rename \\servername\path\test.txt test.old On Server B, I have an application that will create a file daily at 9pm. Eg: Every ...
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Changing The Name On A Hard Drive That Comes From A SAN

Terms: VM = Virtual Machine LUN = Logical Unit Number Used In SANs SAN = Storage Area Network S2K8R2 = Windows Server 2008 R2 OS Backstory: OK so I have a SAN (Dell MD3200) that I have created a ...
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Deleting a resilient, abstruse file in a “Soldat” subfolder

I am trying to clear out an old flash drive on my Windows 7 computer. Everything deleted fine, as usual, except one mysterious file. The name of the file contains an unusual character, as shown in ...