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    Batch Rename File

    I need a software to rename the files. I need to add prefix to the file name. For example, change the file name from CHICAGO to 123CHICAGO .

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    Re: Batch Rename File

    Try searching for "freeware renamer" (without quotes) in Google and you'll find quite a few. This one looks like it will do the job.

    Alan

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    Re: Batch Rename File

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 07-Sep-03 09:13. )</P>Hi Dennis

    Here are a few........try 'em all.........keep the one(s) you like.

    Rename4u
    RenameMaster
    RnameIt
    theRename

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Batch Rename File

    You could probably do this very easily from a Command Prompt window with something like
    ren * 123*
    but you would have to say a lot more about what you really wanted to do...
    * all the files in the directory?
    * specific ones?
    * any exceptions?
    and so on...
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    Re: Batch Rename File

    The attached VBScript file was designed to prefix files with the name of the folder they're in, but it's configurable (you get a pop-up box to confirm). It also attempts to abbreviate certain words in the new name if it would go over a prescribed length limit. Trust me: if the name gets too long, it's VERY difficult to do anything to the file using the UI (VBScript can handle it but Explorer freaks). I haven't looked at this code for a long time, so I can't say I remember all the ins and outs. Hope it helps.
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    Re: Batch Rename File

    From the list Ken provided, the only one I've tried is RnameIt and it's very recommendable (106 K zipped and doesn't require to be installed). If the options don't please you, you might want to check File Name Magic Pro, but it's 1.13 Meg...
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    Re: Batch Rename File

    1-4a Rename works fine for me.

    Thanks Alan and everybody!

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    Re: Batch Rename File

    It depends how you want to do it but you can automate this renaming process with AutoIt a super little program that's been mentioned here before.

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