Windows 10: Rename Files In Bulk with % in Name

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  1. Learn2010 Win User

    Rename Files In Bulk with % in Name


    Employee just got a new computer with Windows 10 and has several files that were copied over from another computer that have a % sign in the names. Don't ask me how. She has to rename them. Is there a way to change the % to an underscore in all the files at one time?

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Learn2010, Jul 5, 2017
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  2. Way to merge multiple folders into one on Windows 10

    Not sure what the original poster had in mind, but I have several folders that start with the same name, they are the same subject, but contain various file types with various naming, thus just searching and copy/move will not work. I am currently renaming
    the folders (in Windows 10) one at a time, and it is merging them and renaming any duplicate names (which is what I want)... It would be nice if there was a bulk way of doing this. BTW, bulk renaming of folders just renames them adding a number at the end.

    Does PowerShell off a way around this?
     
    trinitytek, Jul 5, 2017
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  3. SpiritX MS MVP, Jul 5, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    Rename Files In Bulk with % in Name

    Welcome to TenForums @Learn2010

    Yes, but you'll have to use PowerShell to do it. Open PowerShell in the folder containing the files to be renamed (or open a command prompt then type powershell). The command to use in powershell is:

    Code: get-childitem *%*.* | foreach { rename-item $_ $_.Name.Replace("%", "_") }[/quote]
     
    Bree, Jul 5, 2017
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  5. Learn2010 Win User
    I will try this. Thank you very much.
     
    Learn2010, Jul 5, 2017
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  6. pepanee Win User
    There's also a Graphical User Interface program that can do all types of renames to files/folders (for future reference).

    Download: Better File Rename
    After you download and install, select all the files in File Explorer > Right Click > Better File Rename

    Set these options in the program when it opens:
    Category: Text
    Action: Replace text
    Replace: %
    With: _

    Press the Perform Renames button
     
    pepanee, Apr 4, 2018
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