Mass Rename

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drac
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Mass Rename

Post by drac » 2013 Sep 29, 21:01

The problem with not using a feature very often is, when I need it, I do not know how to use it. I wanted to rename a bunch of files. I selected the Mass Rename feature and was immediately confused. The window did not look like the picture in the help file. I understand that the help is behind but the new field in the window (what to match) was greyed out and after trying various selections, I was unable to get it to allow entry to it. OK, not to worry, I thought. Maybe I don't need it. I looked at the token help and did not see any way to do the relatively easy rename. I wanted to delete the first three characters of each selected filename.

I wound up doing it manually, but I will be needing this feature again so I am wondering if X2 can do this. If not is there a good, free program that can?

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Re: Mass Rename

Post by nikos » 2013 Sep 30, 06:52

xplorer2 rename can do many things as seen here
www.zabkat.com/blog/05Apr09-free-form-mass-rename.htm

in the next version it will do even more :)

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Re: Mass Rename

Post by FrizzleFry » 2013 Sep 30, 14:14

tease!

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Re: Mass Rename

Post by drac » 2013 Sep 30, 18:27

Thanks, I will try one of the suggested utilities.

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Re: Mass Rename

Post by profess » 2013 Oct 01, 08:19

nikos - so you do listen (adding value to your product) :)
but he must first find logic (or his logic) in it :)

nice. we appreciate as always...
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