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BRIDGE BATCH RENAMING

Explorer ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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My photo file names (Titles) are all different and specific to each photo.

When Batch renaming I WANT TO KEEP THE FILE NAME/TITLE (Ringed in Blue) APPENDED TO THE END, after Sequence Number but HOW ?

Bear in mind each FILE NAME/TITLE will be different

I can not find a way to achieve this.

See attached batch rename sequence

 

Ver 13.0.2.636

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Explorer , Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

In the end my Son suggested-

"PowerToys" by Microsoft.
using the Utility "PowerRename"

Download and instal this (free from Microsoft App Store) and using File Explorer select all the files you wish to rename - Right Click on one file, from the drop down select PowerRename (maybe in the "Show More Options") then search and change.

Just what the docter ordered 🙂

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LEGEND ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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You are going to need to use a regular expression to filter out the beginning of the filename.

Please post a list of sample filenames that you would have.

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Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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Hi Lumi

I sent you file names from the Community but this was rejected -

The recipient's mailbox is full and can't accept messages now. Please try
resending your message later, or contact the recipient directly.


ORIG FILES-

20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0001 Parking Grindleford Village

20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0002 Grindleford Station

20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0003 Totley Tunnel~Grindleford Station



I WANT TO CHANGE DATE SO MY FILE NAMES WOULD BE –

*2023*1012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0001 Parking Grindleford Village

*2023*1012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0002 Grindleford Station

*2023*1012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0003 Totley Tunnel~Grindleford Station

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LEGEND ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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Please do not message me directly with technical questions, keep everything here in the forum. Thanks.

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I tried but thats when I received the message that your inbox was full.

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LEGEND ,
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Why not just find and replace "2017" with "*2023*" or are there other filename patterns that you might have?

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If only it was that simple.

If you look at the Bridge Batch Renamer the New File Name Window does not provide this facility without losing the Title at the end of the File Name

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LEGEND ,
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So those aren't actually your filenames? What are you STARTING with?

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Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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I sarted with the filename eg 1672828934610

Use Bridge to rename 100 files to -

20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0001 Parking Grindleford Village

Then noriced the year was incorrect.

With Bridge tried to rename to -

20231012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0001 Parking Grindleford Village

I could not achieve it using Bridge without losing "Parking Grindleford Village" as the ability to append does not present itself. Just thought I had missed something so put it out there to the Community.

 

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Ok I'm totally lost here. What are your files named NOW.

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20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0001 Parking Grindleford Village

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Ok so just search and replace. You won't lose anything on the end.

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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There is no Search and replace in Win 11 File Explorer so how is this best achieved if I have 100 files and want to change 2017 to 2023 at the begining of each File Name?

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In the end my Son suggested-

"PowerToys" by Microsoft.
using the Utility "PowerRename"

Download and instal this (free from Microsoft App Store) and using File Explorer select all the files you wish to rename - Right Click on one file, from the drop down select PowerRename (maybe in the "Show More Options") then search and change.

Just what the docter ordered 🙂

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ORIG FILES-

20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0001 Parking Grindleford Village

20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0002 Grindleford Station

20171012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0003 Totley Tunnel~Grindleford Station



I WANT TO CHANGE DATE SO MY FILE NAMES WOULD BE –

*2023*1012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0001 Parking Grindleford Village

*2023*1012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0002 Grindleford Station

*2023*1012ymd Wlk frm Grindleford_0003 Totley Tunnel~Grindleford Station
By @paulh2915

 

Your original screenshot of the batch rename and this are a little confusing, however, I believe that the following three different examples of the Batch Rename in Bridge would achieve the result that you wanted. The Batch Rename tool is very powerful, however, not always intuitive.

 

batch-rename-00001.png

 

batch-rename-00003.png

 

batch-rename-00002.png

 

P.S. The Mac OS has always been forgiving with special characters in filenames, however, I personally would just stick with alpha/numeric/underscore/hypen and not use * or ~ etc.

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