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How to rename actual portable HDD *device* name? (not volume name / label)

I have a few Toshiba Stor.E drives connected to my pc for backup purposes, then shipping them to differen physical locations. But when working with a few of them I have to check many times if I use ...
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1answer
24 views

Rename folder in Windows 7 created in Linux with '?' character

I have a folder in a external hard disk created from linux. When I try to open that directory from Windows, I can't do it. The name of the folder is 2013-? with a special character who in Windows we ...
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4answers
63 views

Renaming multiple files inside a folder using Windows batch commands

This is taking the post located here and spinning things up a bit. As typical, I'm trying to rename several images inside a folder to be the name of the folder they're in and then add the suffix ...
4
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1answer
78 views

Cannot rename file with tilde

I have a ZIP file with only two files in it. They are named AUSWRTX1APE1.TXT(1) and AUSWRT~1.TXT(2). My problem is, I cannot extract both files to the same (new & empty) folder. Windows complains ...
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3answers
127 views

Is it possible to change a filename prefix using the rename command with wildcards?

I have read as much of How does the Windows RENAME command interpret wildcards as I can understand, and still cannot decide if there is some wildcard combination you can use to make RENAME do this: ...
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6answers
711 views

I named a folder the character for space, and now that I've switched over to Windows I need to rename it

I named a folder " ", the symbol for a space. In Linux you can create folders with just a space. Now that I've switched over to Windows, I can't move the folder that has the folder named " " in it. ...
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2answers
116 views

How to rename multiple folders while keeping their files subdirectories

I want to rename multiple folders and keep all files and subdirectories in tact. Windows batch commands like xcopy and move can't handle every case*. I set up two columns with old paths and new ...
2
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1answer
470 views

How can I bulk move and rename images/videos in a folder

All my mobile device's photos and videos are backed up to the cloud and synchronized to my laptop using Dropbox's "Camera Upload" feature. All the photos and videos get added to the "camera uploads" ...
0
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4answers
574 views

Rename multiple files in sequence through command line

I have 9873 files in a folder on hard-drive that are named as myname-script.sql.001 myname-script.sql.002 and so on Now I need to rename these files to myname-script.001.sql ...
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1answer
6k views

How to rename a (too) long file name [duplicate]

I have downloaded this pdf file with a very long name, which cannot be opened by Adobe Reader or by Adobe Professional because it has "invalid file name". It cannot be renamed using the DOS prompt ...
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3answers
57 views

Changing lots of file names in windows [duplicate]

I have 1900 files that I'd like to edit their name. The files contain the title of the file but also have unneeded characters that I'd like to remove. For example, one file might be titled Hello ...
2
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2answers
89 views

Automatic lowercase renaming -Windows

I'm looking for a way to bulk rename some files, letting me decide some specific words which will always go in the case I select. Specifically, I want to be able to tell the program I want all ...
5
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1answer
327 views

How can we insert multiple objects with the same name into the Windows Recycle Bin? [duplicate]

I want to understand why objects in the Recycle Bin don't need to be renamed when two or more objects have same name. In other places, two objects cannot have the same name: we are forced to rename ...
2
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3answers
701 views

How to batch rename and remove last characters

In Windows XP, I'm trying to figure out how to batch rename and remove the last characters of filenames. Example of removing last 4 characters before file extenstion: file.doc.pdf --> file.pdf I ...
0
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0answers
299 views

Rename PDF file using its metadata

When I download a paper from Google Scholar it has a nonsense filename. Is there any way to automatically rename filename of a PDF file to its title? I would like do this using context menu in Windows ...
0
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2answers
155 views

Command Prompt being Illogical? Want to add numbers using Rename

My camera only numbers photos using 4 digits, but I am now well into the 5 digit realm. So for thousands of photos, I would like to add a fifth digit. E.g. rename IMG_2450 to IMG_12450. I did this ...
0
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2answers
461 views

How to rename files based on timestamp, with batch script?

Suppose I have 10 files generated by the system every day under D:\Temp. The names are RANDOMLY generated. Assume I need to rename the oldest one to be 'aaa', the second oldest one to be 'bbb', then ...
3
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1answer
548 views

Append to start of filename

I'm trying to add the word [Replay] to all mp3 files in a folder using a batch file like so: @echo off for %a in (c:\folder\*.mp3) do ren %a [Replay]%a But it wont rename the files. all the ...
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0answers
45 views

Turn off file extension rename warning on Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off change file extension warning in Windows 7 I'm so tired of hitting the Yes button on a procedure that would be easily revertible if I made a mistake. I rename ...
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3answers
778 views

Add folder name to beginning of filename

I have a directory structure as below: Folder > SubFolder1 > FileName1.abc > Filename2.abc > ............. > SubFolder2 > FileName11.abc > Filename12.abc ...
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2answers
519 views

Remove chinese characters in foldername

I am running windows server 2003 and I need to find a way to mass rename folders that contains chinese characters. Basically I want to remove chinese characters but if I remove it then the folder name ...
1
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1answer
261 views

Renaming multiple files in various folders to the same name in W7

I have a bunch of directories, each one contains exactly 1 file named folder.jpg. What I would like to do is to rename all the files cover.jpg, but when I do search on *.jpg and try to rename, it ...
2
votes
3answers
278 views

Batch rename of several files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I mass rename files from the command line or using a 3rd party tool? We have several files with filenames similar to below: ...
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1answer
2k views

Override mapped drive name using .bat script?

I have the following batch script which is successfully mapping a few of our drives for our users: @echo off net use * /delete /yes net use x: \\192.168.1.52\xrays net use s: \\192.168.1.52\common ...
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1answer
440 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?
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3answers
4k views

How do you quickly remove underscores from folder names?

What is the easiest and fastest way to remove underscores from folder names in Windows? Running a Google search I found a VB script that automatically removes all underscores from file names in the ...
0
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1answer
550 views

Renaming Bluetooth devices (hard coded device names)

Is there an easy way to change the name of a Bluetooth device? Let’s say for example that you have a Bluetooth device and it has the hard-coded name Sony Bluetooth Device. Is there a way to change it ...
2
votes
2answers
807 views

How to batch rename files based on file header/metadata in Windows?

I have a directory full of randomly named files of different types, all with no file extensions. Most are images, with some videos, and some plaintext. I've used one of the Windows versions of file to ...
0
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2answers
447 views

Easily swap file names?

Is there an easy way to swap the file names of two files in Windows? Perhaps using the move command in the shell? Preferably without using external software. Example: I have fileA.txt and ...
1
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0answers
646 views

Windows batch file: rename files (possibly in multiple folders) based on input file (of target filenames)

I am a Batch-newbie... This "tool" is to automate the slimming down of Windows (XP) by disabling certain system driver, DLL and EXE files. Instead of outright deletion, I wish to rename-in-place, ...
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2answers
210 views

Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to select all the text while renaming a file?

When renaming a file, I tried to do Ctrl-A (I wanted to select all then Ctrl-C copy). However to my shock that shortcut doesn't work. Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to ...
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1answer
281 views

Is it possible to set a display name different to its real name in Windows 7?

Considering any folder, is it possible to set a different display name for it without changing the real system name? For example, to have a folder on any drive, like D:\foo and let it show up in ...
2
votes
3answers
10k views

How to loop through folders and rename extensions in a batch file?

Selecting a single folder I could run ren *.jpeg *.png I have multiple folders. I want to create a batch file that will loop through all the folders and will rename the files within it. For ...
0
votes
1answer
384 views

Software (with GUI) that can be set to bulk rename multiple files in a ZIP file (and preferably RAR and 7Z too) and then extract them (for Windows)

Can anyone recommend a software with a GUI that can be set to bulk rename multiple files in a specified ZIP file (and preferably RAR and 7Z too) and then extract them (for Windows 7)? The software's ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How to rename a set of files in the Windows command prompt?

How to rename a set of files like this in the Windows command prompt? current file names: file111.txt file112.txt file113.txt after renaming file names: file0111.txt file0112.txt ...
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4answers
521 views

Utility to download and rename a bunch of files?

This Bash script is fine to download just a few files, but I need to download over a hundred of them. VisualWGet is able to download a file of files, but is unable to rename them. Does someone know ...
0
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1answer
449 views

Can I sort files A-Z and at the same time Z-A?

Question I am trying to sort and rename a large number of files that are labeled #####_## The LEFT side of the underscore are numbers (e.g., 32956715, 32956810, etc.) that do not repeat. The RIGHT ...
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4answers
5k views

Renaming an Invalid Filename in NTFS

Recently, I loaned my flash disk to one of my friends, who had Mac OS. He copied a file on it, whose name included a backslash (\). The flash disk is NTFS formatted. Windows does not allow such ...
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3answers
1k views

Windows 7 can not rename a file to 'aux.svg': “The specified device name is invalid” [duplicate]

I use Windows 7 x64. You can try this on your computer, too. Go take any file. Try to rename it to 'aux.svg'. Windows will answer with The specified device name is invalid. I tried this on two ...
4
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6answers
533 views

Best tool to perform multiple rename under windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I mass rename files from the command line or using a 3rd party tool? Requirements: works for files/folders same time works on WinXP, Win7 (EDIT: 32 and 64 bit ...
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4answers
111 views

Autodelete/autorename mp3s?

I need a way that i can automatically scan my whole drive and rename my *.mp3 to *.3pm or delete them, how I could do that?
1
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4answers
124 views

A way to rename keep the first 10 charaters of a image name

I have a very big job to do. I have about 930 pictures which are called like: 5210841 Tuinset Senator.jpg 5210898 Traptrede Premium.jpg etc. I'm looking for a way to rename these pictures, ...
8
votes
8answers
3k views

Unable to rename a folder or a file as 'con'

in all versions of Windows we are unable to rename a file or a folder name as con unless we use a renaming software. Why a file or a folder can't be renamed as con?
12
votes
8answers
34k views

Is there a way to batch rename files to lowercase?

I need a way to rename all files in folders and subfolders to lowercase. I'd like to know if there is a way to do that using only windows (XP or 7)
16
votes
9answers
39k views

How can I rename files and folders in Windows that are in use?

On Windows 7 Ultimate when I try to rename a new folder that is created (by copying usually), I usually get a "Folder is in use" error. I would have to wait a while before I would be able to modify ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Sorting files (images) and then renaming them automatically according to the sort

We want to sort image files in a directory and want them to renamed according to the order we gave. Is there a tool that can do this? (os: windows xp)