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Nick Parkin
June 30th, 2005, 06:37 PM
Under the folder D:\my favorites I have a lot of sub folders. In each of the folders the files are called ???????????????????????(0001).* & I want to rename them all ???????????????????????.* any suggestions anyone?

My OS is XP
I have Powerdesk 5 (but it doesn't seem to have that functionality)

Judy G. Russell
June 30th, 2005, 10:08 PM
There's a wonderful little utility called Renamer (http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~den4b/) that I've used that works well.

Nick Parkin
July 1st, 2005, 03:01 AM
All done & dusted, that's a GREAT utility, thanks Judy.

Judy G. Russell
July 1st, 2005, 09:54 AM
Isn't it? I do a lot of digital photography (http://www.pbase.com/jgr) and find myself wanting to rename all the time. Coming across that utility made my life a lot easier.

fhaber
July 1st, 2005, 10:36 AM
A couple of my clients like Lupas Rename

www.azheavymetal.com/~lupasrename/news.php

I haven't tried it.

Judy G. Russell
July 1st, 2005, 11:07 AM
Looks like it'd be worth trying! Thanks.

heinz57g
July 1st, 2005, 11:36 AM
have a look at TOTAL COMMANDER, which is a perfect tool as such, and has one of the most flexible rename facility to top it.

yes it is shareware. and every penny worth it, but also does not 'run out'.

greetings - heinz -

Judy G. Russell
July 1st, 2005, 01:26 PM
I'll add that to the "check this out" list. Thanks! (FYI for lurkers, Total Commander can be found here (http://www.ghisler.com/).)

Jeff
July 1st, 2005, 01:41 PM
There's a wonderful little utility called Renamer (http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~den4b/) that I've used that works well.

Where's the dl button?

- Jeff

Judy G. Russell
July 1st, 2005, 01:52 PM
Click on the word Projects at the left. Scroll down to Renamer.

Nick Parkin
July 1st, 2005, 05:51 PM
I couldn't find it 1st time either, so searched & found some other Renamer that was useless, so tried again. Your's (Judy) was brilliant, I have Powerdesk which does most stuff, but just can't rename multiple folders & subfolders.

To return the favour, another free program Duplicate File Finder (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,25706,00.asp). Whilst looking for the link I found a lot of links to v 1.0.2.7, & several reviews that gave it a real pasting. My link is to the version that I have - v 1.0.2.8 & I really think it is marvelous - especially for photography, because it provides a thumbnail viewer for graphic files you have marked for deletion, so you can double check what it is that you are deleting. It finds duplicates based on name size or content, or a combination. It's great :)

Judy G. Russell
July 1st, 2005, 08:35 PM
Sounds great, Nick, and thanks. I've downloaded it and will play with it (I have a LOT of duplicate image files and would LOVE to clean 'em up!).

Jeff
July 2nd, 2005, 02:15 PM
Click on the word Projects at the left. Scroll down to Renamer.

Yeah, I'm blind to the obvious. Got it, thanks.

- Jeff

Judy G. Russell
July 2nd, 2005, 04:38 PM
'Tain't so obvious -- I had to look for a while, m'self!

MollyM/CA
July 4th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Isn't it? I do a lot of digital photography and find myself wanting to rename all the time.

I'll say you do! And what a wonderfully organized page --loads so fast and gets to the full-size pics so efficiently. Do you do tutorials?

Do you use Thumbs Plus? Its "Auto-rename" utility is very convenient, especially for renaming all the "IMGxxxxx" files that come off the camera by the dozen. I've been doing the consulting files by date --they get filed in folders with the project name and are then sorted chronologically when sorted by filename. 7_04_05_() gives the sequence --the () is filled in according to your specs.

Judy G. Russell
July 4th, 2005, 12:52 PM
I'll say you do! And what a wonderfully organized page --loads so fast and gets to the full-size pics so efficiently. Do you do tutorials?
The speed of loading etc. is purely due to my wisdom in choosing to use Pbase when it first started (and ever since). It's a terrific service, inexpensive (but not free) and with loads of options. Check it out at http://www.pbase.com.

Do you use Thumbs Plus? Its "Auto-rename" utility is very convenient
I do indeed and I thoroughly and heartily recommend that as well (it can be found here (http://www.cerious.com/)). But I use it mostly for its fabulous organizational features. I couldn't live without it -- and certainly couldn't set up the Pbase stuff nearly as easily without it.

Nick Parkin
July 6th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Do you use Thumbs Plus?

I guess all Sysops have a copy :D

Personally I moved on to Adobe Photoshop Album. The SE version is free & has most of the best functions included - personally I have the full version. I recommend you try it, I find it's approach more effective than the traditional way of managing photos.

jackofshadows
July 31st, 2005, 06:36 AM
Judy, you do realize that ThumbsPlus has a Find Similar Image function in the Edit menu, I hope. When looking for dupes, I just leave it at 0% for the image difference. I used that to wack my 20 GB icon/image collection down to a reasonable size here ;-).

Judy G. Russell
July 31st, 2005, 10:07 AM
Judy, you do realize that ThumbsPlus has a Find Similar Image function in the Edit menu, I hope. When looking for dupes, I just leave it at 0% for the image difference.
I do, but that doesn't quite work for me most of the time, since various versions of the same image (one very large tif and one very small jpg) all get returned as if they're the same.