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I have a task to rename a lot of photos that had naming corruption and I have to rename each photo a lone which is a lot of work.

I thought why won't there be a solution to record all the process of selecting a photo, then choose rename, then paste the required name and choose YES for the warning that the file could be unusable like this one:

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and another yes for numbering duplicate naming like:

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How to record all these steps with just selecting all the photos, drag them into a cmd program or right click and choose the recorded macro ?


Edit:

Here's an example of the problem in my folders.

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The extension is developed in a way that it is so difficult to change it by ordinary windows rename or even by cmd special commands.

  • if you use cmd then just rename the file in command line. There won't be any message boxes like that – phuclv Apr 13 '20 at 3:22
  • Yeah I tried that it didn't work. My naming corruption is so difficult to solve !! Let me update my post. – R1S8K Apr 13 '20 at 3:51
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    use powershell's rename. It accepts any regexes or any code blocks to do custom renaming – phuclv Apr 13 '20 at 3:59
  • OK, could you point me to a link that has the commands I need for this operation ? – R1S8K Apr 13 '20 at 4:06
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Looks like you just need the files to have the correct extension and don't care very much about the filenames, in that case the following PowerShell command should do:

Just open PowerShell and paste the following command. You might need to correct the path.

Get-ChildItem "I:\media & personal\personal pictures_need_rename\camera" | foreach { mv $_.FullName "$($_.FullName).JPG"}

What this does is it adds ".jpg" to each and every file in the specified folder. For example, IMG_2.J04 becomes IMG_2.J04.JPG

  • Thank you so much man :)) – R1S8K Apr 13 '20 at 19:18
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Though it won't record macros, if you wish to use a graphical interface to rename files in bulk, this sounds possibly like a job for Bulk Rename Utility. It's free for personal use and has quite a few options to manipulate file names.

For instance, assuming you wanted to change ex.:

IMG_2.J01
IMG_2.J02
IMG_2.J03
etc.

to ex.:

Vacation - 1.jpg
Vacation - 2.jpg
Vacation - 3.jpg
etc.

You could select the original images in the main BRU window (i.e. with the Left Mouse Button and Shift, as normal) and could adjust/apply the BRU Remove (5), Add (7), Numbering (10) and Extension (11) filters:

ex. Bulk Rename Utility

Bulk Rename Utility - Screenshot

After selecting the Rename button in the lower right of the BRU interface, the new file names (previewed/updated in real time in green) would be applied to the files.

  • Thanks ! I actually tried to use this program before but I think I didn't know how to use it. – R1S8K Apr 15 '20 at 4:40
  • You're welcome. =) Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. – Anaksunaman Apr 15 '20 at 11:33

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