1.    31 May 2016 #1

    Any good Batch file renaming software / scripts


    Hi there
    does anybody have any decent batch file renaming software or scripts.

    Here's a whole slew of music files from BBC Radio 3 -- what I want is after the word Breakfast in the title to insert date and time (european format YYMMDD.HHMM -24 hr format.

    Here's what the current files look like on HDD.

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    In my younger days I probably could have done this easily -- but these days I haven't done this type of stuff for Donkeys Years --hopefully some nice young smart brains will solve this for me.

    Thanks in advance.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    31 May 2016 #2
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    I assume you still have Photoshop CS6 installed? If so you could try using the Batch Rename tool in Adobe Bridge as firstly you already have it installed and secondly it's a pretty good Batch Rename tool.

    Bridge > Tools > Batch Rename

    These screenshots are from CS4, so they may be slightly different to yours in CS6. Also, I don't have any M4a files to try it with. The other thing you may need to experiment with is whether to use 'Date Modified' or 'Date Created' depending on the dates on the files. You can manually add dates by using a text field rather than a date field, but using date fields would obviously be better.

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  3.    31 May 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    I assume you still have Photoshop CS6 installed? If so you could try using the Batch Rename tool in Adobe Bridge as firstly you already have it installed and secondly it's a pretty good Batch Rename tool.

    Bridge > Tools > Batch Rename

    These screenshots are from CS4, so they may be slightly different to yours in CS6. Also, I don't have any M4a files to try it with. The other thing you may need to experiment with is whether to use 'Date Modified' or 'Date Created' depending on the dates on the files. You can manually add dates by using a text field rather than a date field, but using date fields would obviously be better.

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    Hi there

    never thought of that one -- Brilliant --worked fine

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    31 May 2016 #4
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    If the names get "too long," would that possibly cause a problem during routine backups? Every once in a while, I get a "name too long" and have to shorten the path and/or the file name. I'm running W7, that might not be a problem for W10?
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  5.    31 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    If the names get "too long," would that possibly cause a problem during routine backups? Every once in a while, I get a "name too long" and have to shorten the path and/or the file name. I'm running W7, that might not be a problem for W10?
    Microsoft are making it possible to remove the 256 characters path length limit in Windows 10 Redstone. I'm not an insider, so you'd probably be better off posting your question in the below post if you have questions regarding this:

    Microsoft Removes 260 Characters Path Length Limit in Windows 10 RS
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  6.    31 May 2016 #6
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