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    Adjusting Names of files

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    I am not sure where to post this question, but I figured this maybe the best place. Please feel free to move this question to its better home for maximum exposure.

    OK when I download files I sometimes get spaces converted to . Is there a way to ask Windows Explorer to translate this code into a space. This is happening in FireFox more than any other browsers.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    Space converted to what? Did you mean %20 ?

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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Hans

    Yes, the I think the code is a space in HTML or something like that.

    So if I have My Work Book.xls it will be saved as My Work Book.xls

    I have a lot of files, maybe in the 1000s and all of them have that same problem, but not all of them are MS-Excel files, some are PDFs, majority, some are executables, some are MP3s, and other stuff.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    If you want to include %20 in a post, you must type <!t>[%]<!/t>20, otherwise HTML will automatically convert it to a space, making your question incomprehensible.

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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Hans

    Now I see the confusion. Yes you have confirmed that it is an HTML code, and thus the forum also converted it to a [space]. So %20 needs to be replaced by a space. Is there a way to do that on mass?

    Thanks again, and if anyone finds the question confusing I am sorry, I meant to include the string % 2 0 concatenated and without the spaces, or as Hans pointed it out %20

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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    The best way to get aound this, is NOT to use spaces in files names. When I download files with the spaces, I will rename them without the space and/or the %20.

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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    I am afraid, as Dave says, that manually renaming the files my be your only option unless someone knows of a third-party program to do the deed.
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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    When downloading, you can edit the name in the save as pane before clicking OK.

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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

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    <hr>I have a lot of files, maybe in the 1000s and all of them have that same problem<hr>
    </center>For all the new downloads that's true. I was addressing these files. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Adjusting Names of files

    Bulk Rename Utility is a utility which allows you to easily rename files and directories, based upon extemely flexible criteria. Add date-stamps, replace numbers, insert strings, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and subfolders....plus loads more! <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware of course! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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