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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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 to rename books files based on its content like in Mendeley but more precise? [on hold]

How to rename book files based on their content like in Mendeley but more precise? Is there a better software?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: