1.    06 Jul 2017 #1
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    Rename Files In Bulk with % in Name


    Employee just got a new computer with Windows 10 and has several files that were copied over from another computer that have a % sign in the names. Don't ask me how. She has to rename them. Is there a way to change the % to an underscore in all the files at one time?

    Thank you.
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  2.    06 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Learn2010 View Post
    Is there a way to change the % to an underscore in all the files at one time?
    Welcome to TenForums @Learn2010

    Yes, but you'll have to use PowerShell to do it. Open PowerShell in the folder containing the files to be renamed (or open a command prompt then type powershell). The command to use in powershell is:

    Code:
    get-childitem *%*.* | foreach { rename-item $_ $_.Name.Replace("%", "_") }
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  3.    06 Jul 2017 #3
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    I will try this. Thank you very much.
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  4.    06 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Windows 10 Professional

    There's also a Graphical User Interface program that can do all types of renames to files/folders (for future reference).

    Download: Better File Rename
    After you download and install, select all the files in File Explorer > Right Click > Better File Rename

    Set these options in the program when it opens:
    Category: Text
    Action: Replace text
    Replace: %
    With: _

    Press the Perform Renames button
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