Close

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    DF Jedi Soulassassin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Newcastle UK
    Posts
    2,723
    Thanks
    269
    Thanked:        335
    Karma Level
    396

    Question Batch Unrar AND rename?

    Might be tricky to explain but here goes,

    I have a folder with say 1000 folders inside, all the folders have the correct filename for whats in them.
    Inside each folder there is one rar file.
    The problem however is that the actual unrar'ed file is abreiviated, eg. if the folder its in is called 'Who wants to be a millionaire' the file will be called 'wwtbam'. So when you have 1000 abreiviated files its hard to tell whats what.
    I could unrar and rename each file individually but this would take ages and I really cant be arsed to do that.
    So....Is there a way to unrar 1000 files and have them automatically renamed to the folder they are in?

  2. #2
    DF Jedi Hodge20001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    1,596
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked:        44
    Karma Level
    303

    Default Re: Batch Unrar AND rename?

    if its for downloading off Newgroups mate use SABNZBD it does this whilst downloading and puts them in nice neat folders and renames them.

    so if i download famy guy i get

    D:/TV/Family Guy/Season 7/7x10 - name of ep.avi

  3. #3
    DF Jedi Soulassassin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Newcastle UK
    Posts
    2,723
    Thanks
    269
    Thanked:        335
    Karma Level
    396

    Default Re: Batch Unrar AND rename?

    Tis from newsgroups but the nzb is for one rar file that then contains one folder that then contains 1000's of folders that each contain the rar files. My newsbin pro can do as you say but only if the nzb's are for each individual file or folder. Also as Ive already got 32Gb worth of files I'd rather not re-download anyhow.

  4. #4
    DF PlaYa tom999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    My house
    Posts
    849
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked:        9
    Karma Level
    262

    Default Re: Batch Unrar AND rename?

    Probably easier to re-download than fix that TBH, but if you are sure you want to do it maybe look at autohotkey?

    There are command line unrar tools and you can rename at the command line so this would probably be the way to go

  5. #5
    DF Jedi Soulassassin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Newcastle UK
    Posts
    2,723
    Thanks
    269
    Thanked:        335
    Karma Level
    396

    Default Re: Batch Unrar AND rename?

    Okay little update,
    Have used a prog called extract now which has extracted all the rar files into there original folders and deleted the rar files. So now I have a load of folders (correctly named) with the extracted (incorrectly named) files. All I need now is a batch renamer that can use the folder names to rename the contents.

    Edit...
    Found a program called Advanced Renamer 2.57. Tis free and has done exactly what I wanted.
    Last edited by Soulassassin; 10th December 2008 at 01:24 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. [REQUEST] Batch Rename Based On Contents
    By syscon in forum PC Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24th August 2011, 12:28 AM
  2. [UBUNTU] Usenet from NZB, then PAR and UNRAR all-in-one
    By photek1000 in forum PC Software
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10th September 2008, 12:33 PM
  3. Prob with Unrar and Altbinz
    By Robbo in forum PC Problems
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19th August 2008, 05:48 PM
  4. Batch file rename
    By furrry in forum Microsoft Windows XP & Vista
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31st January 2008, 11:00 PM
  5. [Rquest] Software to auto unrar.
    By partyman in forum PC Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2nd April 2006, 12:39 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •