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Cannot Batch rename folders

New Here ,
Apr 06, 2020 Apr 06, 2020

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I am trying to get some old folders organized so i thought i would try to use the batch rename tool. i showed all the subfolders as my intent what to use the parent folder name in the batch rename, but i could not use the tool. is bridge not able to batch rename folders?

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Apr 06, 2020 Apr 06, 2020

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The Batch Rename tool is for files, not folders.

 

What platform and OS version are you on?

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Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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So it is pretty unusable for what i want to do. I have 10 tb of video rushes in raw dng. I would like to name all folders with the parent folder name. It is sylly that this function does not exist ! i have tryied with a sofware on internet but it does not keep metadata... I have just paied for creative cloud just for that ! so desapointed... 

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Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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This is what i wanted to do as well. The function exists for files, i do not see why it shouldnt for folders.

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Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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pc windows 10

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Apr 23, 2020 Apr 23, 2020

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So what is the parent folder name and what are the names of the child folders? How should the child folders be named?

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Apr 23, 2020 Apr 23, 2020

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For example:

20-01-19-Photos

        Finals

 

What i want is to change Finals to 20-01-19-Photos-Finals

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Apr 24, 2020 Apr 24, 2020

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Thanks, this is quite possible via scripting, but not with the standard tools.

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Apr 24, 2020 Apr 24, 2020

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Hmmm how difficult would that be? i have a little coding experience but never anything with catologues 

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Apr 23, 2020 Apr 23, 2020

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Hello, Bridge does not batch rename folders, you could use a Microsoft power toy to do so: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-batch-rename-files-in-windows-10-with-the-powertoys-powe...

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Apr 23, 2020 Apr 23, 2020

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ok thanks. is there the function like in bridge to choose the parent folder name then add other options to it?

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Apr 24, 2020 Apr 24, 2020

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I believe that a custom Bridge script would be required for full automation, or if you are happy to manually copy the parent folder name first, then an existing find/replace script could be used to prefix the parent folder name from the clipboard to the selected sub-folders.

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