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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Is it possible to prevent users from renaming volumes in OS X?

I installed a second drive in a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8) and then moved (properly) the user folder to that drive. Then I decided the space in the volume name was a nuisance so I renamed it. I should ...
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Rename files with a batch but only the ones ending on “*D.txt”

I want to rename all the files in a single directory but only txt-files that end with a D. Here is what I tried in a batch... but both didn't work. -----try1----- @echo off set ...
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Clean up filenames using data from a text file

I need to clean up a bunch of folder file names. Possibly even the file titles as well. I was currently using this Perl script to do so but I ran into some problems. If the file name already has ...
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Renaming files according to the folder they're in

I have hundreds of folders named after movies. In each folder there's a .mkv file (or .avi, .mp4), named differently. In each folder there's a folder.jpg. I'd like to rename each video file so that ...
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Need assistance making a batch file for renaming files in separate folders

Ok, here's one for you. I'm trying to use a batch file to rename a bunch of files, but none of them are in the same folder as the batch file itself. The command prompt keeps telling me that the ...
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Recursively renaming .foo files based on name of accompanying .bar file in multiple folders in Windows 7?

I've just finished creating SHA1 hashes for each album in my MP3 collection using Corz Checksum. It left a .hash file in each folder, as desired. (Each folder is an album.) However, the hash files ...
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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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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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I need to rename an OS X boot volume that was accidentally renamed with over 250 characters

Somehow a coworker's Mac hard drive was renamed with over 250 characters. Too many to show in the Finder, though I did take a photo of the name while booting up in command line. its mostly 'h's and ...
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batch-rename filenames with numbers to sort alphabetically

I want to batch-rename files containing numbers, padding the numbers with zeroes. The goal is to sort numbered sets of files alphabetically in the correct order in any application. In a set of files ...
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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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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 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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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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mv command says “No such file or directory”

I am attempting to rename a directory on an external hard drive on Mac OS X. When I tried in the finder I got an error that says, "An unexpected error occurred (error code -43)." -- so I thought I may ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mac Terminal Renaming Bulk files Randomly

I have googled and looked on here but nothing is as basic as I want it. Whats the best way to rename a folder of both .jpg and .JPG files to a random number - I have 250 images and I randomly want ...
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name change will not allow lap top to reboot

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. I renamed the full computer name and username (both are the same), required to restart, when I restarted I get an error "incorrect Disk, remove and try again". same error ...
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ethernet interfaces are sometimes renamed to 'renameX' on startup

I've installed a recent daily build of Ubuntu Trusty on several HP dl380e 2U servers. These servers have 4 x 1Gb onboard NICs. In addition, I've installed a PCIe 2 port 10Gb NIC in each server. The ...
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Why is changing the shortname not recommended procedure?

Some Background I had an old iMac with Snow Leopard on it. It was so outdated I zeroed out the drive and reinstalled Snow on it (I'm still waiting on Mavericks to download... sigh). As I was setting ...
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Custom copy paste. how to eliminate invalid characters from paste?

I collect articles and like having the title of the article in the filename. However, some titles contain invalid characters such as ':'. This precludes a simple, and quick, copy paste operation to ...
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Rename files and adding a prefix according to groups

Let's say I have files in side a folder named abc001.jpg abc002.jpg abc003.jpg abc004.jpg abc005.jpg . . . acb999.jpg Let's say group1 is abc001.jpg abc002.jpg abc005.jpg abc010.jpg and group2 ...
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Auto rename files through excel sheet or through folder of these files

I have excel sheets with lot of files names like.. I want to renames all files through excel sheet and renames files itself.. Or 2nd condition is , if i rename files my self and rename in excel sheet ...
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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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How can I launch (run) C:\Windows\notepad.`.exe` after I rename it to MSnotepad.`.exe`?

On Windows 7 (32-bit) I want to A. Replace notepad.exe with NoteTab Pro B. Still be able to run the original notepad program on occasion. What I've done so far accomplishes goal A: Take ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I change name of Braina assistant to Jarvis?

I am using Braina virtual assistant which is very impressive but I can't change it's name. Is there a way so that I can call it Jarvis (of Ironman)? I am using the free version right now. Does the PRO ...
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Renaming local windows 7 user - side effects

What side effects may the renaming of a local windows 7 user have? In a peer environment (W7 clients, W7 peer server) the logon name of an user should be changed. I know this side effects: The ...
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Rename files using cmd and allow duplicates file name

I have my batch file which consists of the following command. REN "H:\April2012\A04\mr_sudheendra_holla_vaderhobli.pdf.1335780379203.ver1" "mr_sudheendra_holla_vaderhobli.pdf" But if duplicate ...
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Mass Rename Files including sub directories

I have many file having "example.com" in them and I want to replace it with "example.co" as i change my site tld, i have rename program installed in my server and have root access too. Can anybody ...
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Annoying flicker when creating or renaming a folder in Windows Explorer's folder tree

I have a really annoying problem with Windows Explorer. When I create a new folder or rename an existing one in the folder tree (navigation pane) there is heavy flickering and I'm unable to type the ...
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firefox save image with sequential number

Firefox: Is there a way to automatically add a sequential number when saving files (especially images) only if the file with the same name already exists in target folder? I'm not necessarily looking ...
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Batch ren Command - Only Rename Files with This Pattern

There's a program I use that renames some files to a random string on each use. It's annoying, and I can't get it fixed, so I wrote a script to change them back when I'm done using the program. The ...
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Having trouble renaming a too long file in Windows 8.1

there's probably a quick solution to this problem. I was downloading some PDF files for my next semester and wanted to name the files their full titles for later reference. That ended up with one of ...
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Windows 7 rename files by manually dragging into place

I need to manually rename a bunch of photo files so that they make more sense in sequence (I am an artist and I need to put the reference photos in the correct order so that the model appears to be ...
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Add “rename” to windows save duplicate dialog?

Error message Copy File There is already a file with the same name in this location. Click the file you want to keep. Copy and replace. Don't copy. Actual behavior When I download a file of ...
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Kali Linux: Renaming files in bin

I'm just curious. I want to rename files in /bin such as - ls --> als //after I change it, the ls command no longer works and I have to use als instead - adduser --> aadduser - chmod --> achmod so I ...
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Tried to change wireless name and password and can no longer connect

The one computer that's hooked up to the router with an ethernet cable still works, but none of the passwords (old or new) are working, even after changing the name back. I tried a factory reset, got ...
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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 ...
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Can't rename folders or files on mobile devices

Since Windows 8 is running on my notebook (clean install, no upgrade), I can't rename folders or files on mobile devices running Windows Mobile or CE and connected with ActiveSync (via USB) anymore ...
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CMD - Rename Local Computer, Join Domain, Join Specific OU

Alright so not sure if this is entirely possible all in one. Situation: Brand new computer not on the domain, just a local workgroup. Want to change that computers name, join a domain, and put the ...