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Batch rename completely messing up files and file extensions

Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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I have read many posts on this forum about bridge not showing file extensions after a batch rename. posts like this:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/bridge-discussions/bridge-is-still-removing-the-file-extension-when-p...

I am experiencing a much worse issue with batch rename. I have tested this by duplicating a folder with images and after the batch rename comparing the 2 folders to see what has changed. This is what happened:

 

1. File names are not all renamed (some are always left and I have to do a 2nd rename process to get these right). This is a minor problem, though annoying.
2. Bridge changes file extensions. Many of my dng files are now .HEIC or .JPG. I can change back to dng manually and it still has my edits also. So it doesnt seem to change the file content, just the extension.
3. Some conversion is taking place. In the duplicate folder the smallest file was about 1MB large. But after batch rename I now have 300 , 400 KB files in the folder. Images that were couple MB large before are now a few hundred KB. Just some files (5%), not all.

Long story short, I am never using batch rename in Adobe bridge again. How is the above possible for an Adobe product? Seems crazy to me and the posts about batch rename problems go back to 2017, so this feature seems to have had issues for a very long time. 

I'm sure some people will post now they have never experienced this before, and I believe it. But in my case, the above is definitely happening. I have tried it with different folders and this keeps happening. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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Forgot one more. Any .mov files I had in the renamed folder, all of those file extensions were changed to .heic files.

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Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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Can you share a screenshot of your Batch Rename settings?

 

Adobe have made it really hard to to mess up filename extensions, but it is possible if you are "creative".

 

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