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Batch rename with custom names.

New Here ,
May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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hey, i don't know if i did post in the right section, i'm sorry for this. Also i'm sorry for my bad english too.

what i'm looking for: i have 1000 PDF files with random names and i have also a txt list with my custom names. All i want to do is to rename all my 1000PDF's random names with my custom names, how can i do that? Also how can i copy all 1000 PDF names to a txt file? don't want to lose the random names eighter, thank you

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If the current filenames are random, then does it really matter which file receives a specific filename?

 

Or do you just want to rename all the files to something like:

 

My-New-Filename_00001.pdf

My-New-Filename_00002.pdf

...

My-New-Filename_0999.pdf

My-New-Filename_01000.pdf

 

You can use Bridge's Batch Rename tool.

 

Providing sample before/after filenames would help, as well as whether you do need a way to explicitly match before after names. If you can avoid using a spreadsheet that would be the simplest result

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hey, yes dosen't matter cause those 1000 PDF are 1000 copy of one single PDF but only have different names. Also how can i copy all those 1000 names to one txt file? thank you

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You don't need a text file to rename then, you can just use the batch rename tool.

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Do you need a text file of the new names before or after renaming, but not to actually perform the rename?

 

Bridge's Batch Rename can export out of csv of before/after filenames.

 

Some other options for gathering long lists of filenames are explored in my blogpost here:

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2015/04/illustrator-variableimporter-script-tutorial-6.html
Manually Acquiring File Names & File Paths – Mac OS
Manually Acquiring File Names & File Paths – Windows OS

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