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URGENT I can't seem to find help details on Build Subfolders

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: URGENT I can't seem to find help details on Build Subfolders Reply with quote

Anyone that can help, please. I've worked for hours now trying to rename files and save each to it's own subfolder. I don't think it's hard to do, I just can't figure out the right syntax.

This is what is my file directory now:

\images\profile(1).gif
\images\profile(2).gif
\images\profile(3).gif
and so forth up to profile(1000).gif for example.

This is what my desired directory structure and filenames should look like:

\images\1\1.gif
\images\2\2.gif
\images\3\3.gif
and on until no more picture files. Logically I think the steps are something like:

Delete the text "profile"
Delete the brackets "(" and ")" so now profile(1).gif is 1.gif
Somehow use the name of the file "1" for example and create a subfolder with that name. This is what I can't figure out.
Finally, copy or move the renamed file into it's designated folder,i.e. /1/1.gif.

Is this do-able? If not, any suggestions on some kind of file directory application that would? I just feel though that PFrank can do it though.

I have to figure out how to do this ASAP. Hate to say it, but my job depends on getting this project done and this file structure is a critical part of making it work.

Thank you in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Sorry for the late reponse (I was out of town).
Yes it is relatively simple to do what you want. enter the following information into the custom renaming creator (do not include the single quotes).

Row: 1
Search: 'profile'
Replace:
Row: 2
Search: '\('
Replace:
Row: 3
Search: '\)'
Replace:
Row: 4
Search: '(?B)([0-9]+).gif'
Replace: '\1/\1.gif'

the last row creates the subfolder. You need to have the (?B) flag to enable the use of the slash character as a path separator.

Hope that helps.

Peter.
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