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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 articles, conjugations and prepositions lowercase if they are not at the beginning of the filename.

For example, if in the folder, among the other files, there's the movie "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford", it will be renamed to "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

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I use PFrank for things like this. It's regex based, so provided you know/are willing to learn a little bit about regular expressions you can easily set up a bunch of rules to do exactly what you're after.

For instance, set step one to replace all instances of The with the. Then use the regular expression ^the to find instances of the at the start of the filename (the ^ qualifier means start of string), and replace that with The for step two.

Create additional rules as needed.

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Download Offline IMDb Movie List. Offline Movie List: movies.list.gz

Search movie name in file movies.list and replace movie file name. Goog Luck!

command:

findstr /I /B /C:"The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" movies.list

Output:

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)       2007

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