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362.Batch file rename -- How to batch rename files in different folders and move them to a common folder?

User: Jon -- 2009-12-09          << 361  363 >>
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Description:
I am looking to do a batch file rename across multiple folders, but I don't know
where all the files are. So I want it to search for all the files from my list,
and figure out the input directory, then rename and move them all to a common
folder. How do I set the Input directory as C: and have it search the whole drive
for my list of files?
Input Sample:
filea.xml
fileb.xml
filec.xml
Output Sample:
renamedfilea.xml
renamedfileb.xml
renamedfilec.xml
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
Assume you have a list in a text file like:
filea.xml
fileb.xml
...

1. First of all, you need to generate a ";" separated string like "filea.xml;fileb.xml;...."(If you need help on how to generate the string from file, please raise a new request for it)

2. Open "Tools->Batch Runner" menu, click "Search files" button.
* Put the string "filea.xml;fileb.xml;..." into the "file name filter" entry
* Set Search directory to C:\
* Check "Search subdirectory" option
* Click "Search" to start search, click "Close" when finish
3. To rename the file, you need check "Set output filename", and change ${FILENAME} to the new rule you need.
4. To move the file in new folder, you need to check "Change output folder", and select the new folder(should create in advance)
5. Click "File Rename", you will rename all files and move into new folder. If you want to keep original file and make a copy in new folder, you can click "Copy/Download" button instead.

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