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72.Batch file rename -- How to batch rename files by removing the first 3 characters of each file name?

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Description:
How to batch rename files by removing the first 3 characters of each file name?
Answer:
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For version 2.1 and later 
 
1. open menu 'Tools->Batch Runner' 
2. click 'Pick files' select multiplue files 
3. sort these files by name or date or others, by clicking different column titles. 
4. change 'set output filename' entry from ${FILENAME} to: 
 and click 'Apply' at right. 
 
5. click 'Rename', finish. 
 
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For version 2.0 and earlier:  
 
1. Open File->Open->DOS Command output menu, set: 
DOS Command=>dir /b 
Set Working directory to your file directory 
Click OK, your files will be listed 
2. press ctrl-h to open 'Replace' dialog 
1)set 'replace unit' to 'Line' 
2)set 'search for pattern' as: 
 
3)set 'replace with pattern' as: 
 
3. click "replace", and save the file as a.bat. 
4. run a.bat file at DOS prompt. 
 
Note: chars($match,4,-1) means from char 4 to last
Download Script:  scripts/72.rst.zip

Screenshot 1:  Batch_Runner_Window


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