How to Bulk Rename files with information from file "properties"?


  1. Posts : 1
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    How to Bulk Rename files with information from file "properties"?


    I recently had a hard drive failure that cost me fifteen years worth of files and data. I am recovering the files currently using Puran file recovery, which seems to be working. However, all the MS Word files (for instance) I recover are simply named "0000001.docx" and the associated file creation date (listed in Details View) is the time Puran recovered the file. I now have a pile of 10,000 .docx files and I need to find the most recent version of ONE document.
    If I r-click each one, it tells me when the file was actually created by the user, e.g. 9/1/2015 instead of toady's date 30 minutes ago. Is there anyway to bulk rename all these files be extracting their actual "last saved on" dates in their "properties" information and using that as the file name?
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hi, I think this is possible with this free utility- you'd have to try and check. It's a bit fiddly to use.

    Introduction - Bulk Rename Utility
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    We do strongly recommend the use of disk imaging- for the OS, and all disks/partitions. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external backup storage. Means you can recover your PC & data even after a disk failure.
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