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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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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Rename files do the tree folder name in terminal, shell mac or shell linux

I'm working with a tree of folders and files with the structure \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00000 \ temp.xxx \ Stories \ 00 \ 0 \ 00001 \ temp.xxx ... \ History \ 10 \ 5 \ 10552 \ temp.xxx \ History \ 10 ...
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Renaming a bunch of files by truncating at a certain point

I need to rename a bunch of music files from Artist - Title [FREE DL].mp3 and Artist - Title [FREE DL] [PREMIERE].mp3 to just Artist - Title.mp3 I have this, but it isn't working and I can't quite ...
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Windows 7: Copy and Rename a file in a single step? Shortcut?

I am tired of these steps when copying and renaming a file (Windows Explorer): CTRL+C CTRL+V Navigation keys F2 Is there no feature or shortcut in Windows 7 that a file gets copied and is in ...
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Needing advanced ID3 tag handling for specific situation

My situation is probably quite rare and complex, so I'll explain it in detail. Many years ago, I put together a hand-selected collection of MP3s, which ended up taking a month or so and is now at ...
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MAC Rename files and move them automatically scripting

I want a shell script that runs on a Mac, that when ran, looks for a few things and transfers video files to a specific location on another drive. So when I put in an SD card, I want the script to ...
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Rename files from in1.jpg, in2.jpg, in3.jpg, etc to out0001.jpg, out0002.jpg, out0003.jpg etc using perl script `rename`

I would like to rename a large number files with names in1.jpg, in2.jpg, in3.jpg, etc to out0001.jpg, out0002.jpg, out0003.jpg, etc. Grateful if somebody would suggest a solution using the perl script ...
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Recursively copy and rename to replace spaces with underscore

I have a directory with 400 sub-directories each containing several hundred files many with filenames that contain spaces. I need to copy all of the files with spaces in the filenames, resulting two ...
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How do I set the Name Box using an excel VBA macro?

I'm building a model that takes the results from the first sheet and inputs them into the next sheet. Effectively creating an application that runs in series. I have defined the values in the first ...
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Automatic rename computer based on mac address

How to automatically rename computer host / name based on it's MAC address? I have 40 PC's and I need a script to rename them automatically at logon after I use ghost. Win7 environment.
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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 ...
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Stripping out illegal characters such as question marks “????” from names of my files on Windows 7

I need a simple free software program that can strip out illegal characters such as question marks ???? from names of my files on Windows 7, 64 bit and can strip them in batch/bulk
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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 ...
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Extracting metadata from flac header in linux

I recently (and accidentally) wiped a hard-drive which should NOT have been formatted. Thankfully, PhotoRec was able to recover some of the most important files from the disk. Part of those files ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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While renaming a folder the entire name is automatically selected again

As far as I can tell, this question has been asked on two other occasions, however they haven't been answered conclusively and I'm hoping someone has a more definitive answer / solution. For ...
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Change a part of a filename with random numbers

In my work i need to rename a filename everytime i want to do a server test, for example SAMO8608157H6AA1D15261.dec, i do need to edit the "1526" part in to the next digit or random number respecting ...
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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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user tries to rename a series of files in a network folder the letters become capitalized after a few files are renamed

I have run across a strange issue and can’t find anything online about it. When a user tries to rename a series of files in a network folder, the letters become capitalized after a few files are ...
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Combine .hash files into single .hash file

I am trying to rename all the .hash files in one directory to the same name (or merge all of the .hash files into a single .hash file). I am using Kali Linux - what tool would be best to do this? Can ...
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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 ...
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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 ...