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blkxiicat



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:06 am    Post subject: newbie to the program.... Reply with quote

Here's my expression:

1st row:
search: 'MOV[0-9]+'
replace: ' '

2nd row:
search: '.mpg'
replace: 'MY COMPANY.mpg '

3rd row:
search: 'MY COMPANY.mpg'
replace: 'MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg'

4th row:
search: ' '
replace: '*Insert Counter after*Prefix*'

it should show result like MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg up to 100, but results with files more than 10, some files has been renamed wrong.

examples: AMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg,BMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg,CMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg,AAMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg,ABMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg...

also could it rename 1000 files with counter in one go without any error in the counters...

also anyone has any expression suggestion for renaming files in its date/time modified order?

Thanks for the great program!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Are all your files under one folder? If not, the default counter behaviour is to restart the counter for each new folder. To disable that feature, go to the options window (View->Options...), select 'Counter Insertion', and uncheck the box labelled: 'Restart counter when scanning new subfolder'

Any number of files can be renamed in this manner.
Hope that helps. If not, then let me know.

For renaming in date/time modified order I'm assuming that you are adding counters but do not want to assign the counters in the default order (which is alphabetical). In order to apply counters in a different order you have to do the following:
1)
Run the main window scan to accumulate a list of all files to be changed according to the custom renaming list and present the results on the preview window.
2)
Sort the preview column labelled: 'last modified date' until the files are in the order that you want.
3)
Press the 'Rescan' button on the preview window. This will apply the renaming to the files as they are currently ordered.

Hope that helps. If I have misinterpreted then let me know.

Peter.
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blkxiicat



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello. Thanks for the fast reply.

About the counter behaviour, it is working well.

But the same problem does occur again. to quote expression from my post:

1st row:
search: 'MOV[0-9]+'
replace: ' '

2nd row:
search: '.mpg'
replace: 'MY COMPANY.mpg '

3rd row:
search: 'MY COMPANY.mpg'
replace: 'MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg'

4th row:
search: ' '
replace: '*Insert Counter after*Prefix*'

OK. I typed these expression in the search and replace pattern box for each respective rows.. the scans turns out a little bit strange... on the preview windows...

old name new name

MOV101.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV102.mpg AMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV103.mpg BMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV104.mpg CMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV105.mpg DMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV106.mpg EMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV107.mpg FMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV108.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV109.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV110.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV111.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV112.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV113.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV114.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV115.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV116.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV117.mpg AMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg
MOV118.mpg BMY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME).mpg


From above, after each 10 name in the list, it will putting extra alphabet A to F in front of the new file name...

Hoping to solve the problem...

Thanks again.

* the example aren't properly aligned, forgive me Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the number base has been set to 16.

Could you please check the counter options panel (under the options window). The text box labelled 'Number Base' should be set to 10 (the default).
A number base of 16 would give the results you see.

If I use your custom list and your filenames and specify a counter base of 16 I get the following old/new names:

MOV101.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg
MOV102.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_002.mpg
MOV103.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_003.mpg
MOV104.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_004.mpg
MOV105.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_005.mpg
MOV106.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_006.mpg
MOV107.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_007.mpg
MOV108.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_008.mpg
MOV109.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_009.mpg
MOV110.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_00A.mpg
MOV111.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_00B.mpg
MOV112.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_00C.mpg
MOV113.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_00D.mpg



When I change the number base to 10 I get:

MOV101.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_001.mpg
MOV102.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_002.mpg
MOV103.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_003.mpg
MOV104.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_004.mpg
MOV105.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_005.mpg
MOV106.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_006.mpg
MOV107.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_007.mpg
MOV108.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_008.mpg
MOV109.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_009.mpg
MOV110.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_010.mpg
MOV111.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_011.mpg
MOV112.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_012.mpg
MOV113.mpg MY COMPANY_(EVENT NAME)_013.mpg

Hope that helps!

btw - you don't have to type all the old and new names manually. If you right click on the preview list, there is an option to copy the old and new names to the clipboard; after that you can just paste the names into the forum posting.

Peter.
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blkxiicat



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...

Scratch all of the above...

What if, I want to rename all the files in a folder regardless of name and extension, without changing the extension, naming it in order of the files are modifed/created...?

How do i do this?
example:

abcde0123.avi
asdfgh1234.mpg
hahaha.avi
hdhdjdk.mpg

into->
IN_OFFICE(001).avi
IN_OFFICE(002).avi
IN_OFFICE(003).mpg
IN_OFFICE(004).mpg

I apologized in advance if my question is a bit newbie...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following custom creator commands are required. Just paste the search/replace info into the list (do not inlcude the single quotes):

Row: 1
Search: '(?E).*'
Replace: 'IN_OFFICE('
Row: 2
Search:
Replace: '*Insert Counter after*Prefix*'
Row: 3
Search: '(?E)(.*)'
Replace: '\1)'

Then press scan and do the rescanning trick described in my first reply to get the ordering that you want.

Hope that helps!

Peter.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes..!

it worked!

thank you so much!

I will let you know if i have any more problems.

again, thank you for this program and your fast reply.


edit:

i spoke too soon...

there something wrong the numbering counter...

Exp0417_000.avi AT_MEETING-(_001).avi
Exp0417_001.avi AT_MEETING-(_002).avi
Exp0417_002.avi AT_MEETING-(_003).avi
Exp0417_003.avi AT_MEETING-(_004).avi
Exp0417_004.avi AT_MEETING-(_005).avi
Exp0417_005.avi AT_MEETING-(_006).avi
Exp0417_006.avi AT_MEETING-(_007).avi
Exp0417_007.avi AT_MEETING-(_010).avi
Exp0417_008.avi AT_MEETING-(_011).avi
Exp0417_009.avi AT_MEETING-(_012).avi
Exp0417_010.avi AT_MEETING-(_013).avi
Exp0417_011.avi AT_MEETING-(_014).avi
Exp0417_012.avi AT_MEETING-(_015).avi
Exp0417_013.avi AT_MEETING-(_016).avi
Exp0417_076.avi AT_MEETING-(_017).avi
Exp0417_077.avi AT_MEETING-(_020).avi
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Sorry I took so long to respond - I was away the last 2 weeks.

There is probably womething wrong with the way the custom commands have been set up.
Please send me the summary information produced at the bottom of the main window.

Thanks,

Peter.
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