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  1.    13 Mar 2017 #1

    My file names have gained a little extra


    After a factory type reinstallation of Windows I used File History to recover data from my external drive. Every file name has been extended with something like
    Code:
    (2016_11_12 18_50_08 UTC)
    . Can anyone tell me why this has happened, and how to prevent in the future, please? I suppose the only way to deal with the current situation is a slog to rename.
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  2.    13 Mar 2017 #2

    Did you restore them using File History or copy/paste them from the backup? Did your computer name change when you did the re-install?

    Looks like this is your issue and has some solutions - you can automate the renaming and/or fix File History linkage.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-900222486956
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  3.    14 Mar 2017 #3

    How I actually restored is misty ( aged related condition :)), but the computer name was changed. I'd not used a Msoft account before. Will try that link's methods.
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       14 Mar 2017 #4

    chipwood said: View Post
    ...I used File History to recover data from my external drive. Every file name has been extended with something like
    Code:
    (2016_11_12 18_50_08 UTC)
    . Can anyone tell me why this has happened, and how to prevent in the future, please?
    File History appends the time/date to each name name when it when it copies them to the File History folder on the external drive - it's how it keeps track of revisions. If you use File History to restore the files it strips the time/date off again as part of the restore process.

    The files in the history folder (apart from the name) are exact copies of the originals, so there's nothing to stop you copying them back with File Explorer. Looks like that may be was what was done here.
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  5.    15 Mar 2017 #5

    lx07 said: View Post
    Did you restore them using File History or copy/paste them from the backup? Did your computer name change when you did the re-install?

    Looks like this is your issue and has some solutions - you can automate the renaming and/or fix File History linkage.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...2-900222486956
    I've just installed the Bulk rename app, However in the Windows Answers thread is
    This is how it worked for me: Load up the "Bulk Renaming Utility and in the "Remove 5" box" tick R. In "Words box" enter the time code information with brackets that you can copy and paste from one of the file history files (it is the same for all of the files for that particular file history backup) In "Crop" enter with the drop down .. AFTER. Tick "Trim" (this will remove any gaps). Untick Add, Auto date Numbering.
    Nowhere in the renaming app can I see a "Word" box. can anybody advise.please, what the equivalent box is now?
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  6.    15 Mar 2017 #6

    chipwood said: View Post
    I've just installed the Bulk rename app, However in the Windows Answers thread is Nowhere in the renaming app can I see a "Word" box. can anybody advise.please, what the equivalent box is now?
    Just downloaded latest version from Download - Bulk Rename Utility

    Here is the "Words" box they are talking about:

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  7.    15 Mar 2017 #7

    Thanks for that! :) I have subject to what I can't see under the arrow cleared sections 7, 8 and 9 too. My screen looks like yours, but I still cannot see how to actually rename the files, Rename being greyed out.
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  8.    15 Mar 2017 #8

    I think you need to select the files you want to rename - you can use CTRL+A when you are in the correct folder in the top left.

    If you want to process subfolders as well tick the "Subfolders" box in "Filters 12"
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