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 it generated all have the name of the folder, for example

The Beatles - 1966 - Revolver.hash

I would like to automatically rename all of these .hash files to match the name of the .m3u playlist file which every folder also contains. For example the presence of

00 - Revolver.m3u

should cause the hash file to be renamed to

00 - Revolver.hash

Does anyone know of a way to do this with a command line? I'm hoping to find something similar to this: Which command can I use to recursively rename or move a file in Windows?

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You can do this with PowerShell, if you're comfortable with that.

function Rename-HashFiles ([string]$path)
    [System.IO.FileInfo[]]$hashFiles = Get-ChildItem -Path $path -Force -Include "*.hash" -Recurse
    foreach($hashFile in $hashFiles)
        [string]$newFileName = [string]::Empty;
        Get-ChildItem -Path ($hashFile.DirectoryName) -Filter "*.m3u" | % { $newFileName = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($_.Name) }    
        $newFileName += ([System.IO.Path]::GetExtension($hashFile.Name))
        Rename-Item -Path $hashFile.FullName -NewName $newFileName


Rename-HashFiles "C:\My_Music_Folder"

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