Windows 10: batch rename files

Discus and support batch rename files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; hello, id like to remove characters in file names... using cmd, ive been able to remove "." (the dot) and replace it with a space and but hopefully... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by paascal, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. paascal Win User

    batch rename files


    hello, id like to remove characters in file names... using cmd, ive been able to remove "." (the dot) and replace it with a space and but hopefully keep the extention id like bou.bou.bou.txt to be renamed to bou bou bou.txt i tried : ren *.*.??? * *.??? obviously i want to replace all . with a space and keep the last . before the extension batch rename files :) thanks for the help batch rename files :)

    :)
     
    paascal, Aug 5, 2021
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  2. How to Batch Rename files ?

    I have a lot of files I want to give names to. I already found a way to get names into a text I need. So all these names i have in text, I want to give to other files.

    How do i do this in a batch process ?

    Currently trying to learn FastStone Image viewer. Seems to be updated version of Resizer by the same company?
    That has been useful for other batch processes for images . But I've yet to figure the batch naming options .

    A different software I'm considering for this task is called Advanced Renamer .

    Maybe I've become too slow through the years because :
    I've been looking for the right tutorial that I can clearly understand and found none .
    They seem to be out of my grasp .


    Note : I currently use a bat file, that takes the names of other files I have in a folder and puts them into a text file.

    ( I'd prefer a one click Bat process ideally for this specific task ) .

    So I'd be happy with a bat file that can also take those names in my text list
    and apply them to files I want to rename in any given folder with those . If anyone knew how to do that.

    It don't matter the order applied - as long as each file in the folder receives one name from the list.
    The names I pulled are from images in a folder. The names are to be applied to a equal number of files ,
    which is a different extension. so no worry about them having the same name. So just the names .




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    I found this thread. But unsure how to apply it and its replies into the bat i need ?

    stackoverflow rename-files-after-a-list-of-names




    Update possible reference
    for loop - Creating a batch file to rename TXT files based on content (removing inappropriate syntax) - Stack Overflow

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    and yet another reference i need help understanding if its useful
    windows - Generate file-folder list.txt file in a directory/subdirectory & rename list.txt to folder/subfolder name using dir & ren command in a batch file - Stack Overflow
     
    OtherWay1982, Aug 5, 2021
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  3. How to Batch Rename files ?

    I found a app called Advanced Renamer ( I mentioned this before ) .And there maybe a adequate solution here.

    This is the instructions for the process i want to learn. But I'm having a hard time finding these actions in the app.
    Could someone assist me with this app and doing this ?

    " "Add Source folder.
    Method/List
    Populate List/Yes
    Clear the file list (not the Method list) so no files selected
    Add Copy folder (List method is still active)
    Check New filename, start batch" "

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    I was able to implement those instructions I left there. Solved.
     
    OtherWay1982, Aug 5, 2021
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  4. oily_17 Win User

    batch rename files

    Batch Files Knowledge Base

    Don't use batch files very much but one I find useful is for creating a list of files in a directory.
    Just copy the text below into Notepad and save as Filelist.bat

    dir /a /-p /o:gen >filelist.txt

    When you run it from a folder it will create a Filelist.txt file,in the same folder, that lists all the files in that folder.Useful when you are too lazy to type all the files out yourself.
     
    oily_17, Aug 5, 2021
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