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    Afternoon all,

    Anyone know of any software that could remove a prefix from circa 200 folder names?

    They're basically named 01 - folder namer, 02 - folder name 03 - folder name.

    Want to remove the numbers from the start but keep the rest.

    Any ideas?

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] can accomplish this. Takes a little working out, but you should be able to.
    Need help, let me know.

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    Ta bud, going to have a shot now.

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    Default Re: Remove folder name prefix

    If you need it I have a full version of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    Thanks to rgb1

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    Worked like a charm that, thanks bud.

    Having trouble swapping "_" in folder names for a space in some cases.

    "Rod_Stewart - Greatest_hits"

    Any advice?

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    Default Re: Remove folder name prefix

    In bulk renamed go to the replace section and put _ as the target and a space in the second box. I've been using this tool to bulk remove illegal characters from files so they can upload to onedrive for business.

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    Well, what a fucking belting little APP that is.

    I've now managed to get my 1000+ albums into some kind of universal order

    Thanks bud

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    Default Re: Remove folder name prefix

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    In bulk renamed go to the replace section and put _ as the target and a space in the second box. I've been using this tool to bulk remove illegal characters from files so they can upload to onedrive for business.
    Funnily enough I've had a very similar request in work recently. I'll be giving this tool a shot thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrand View Post
    I've now managed to get my 1000+ albums into some kind of universal order
    Now use MediaMonkey to 'tag from Web'.

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    You fucking beauty

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    Default Re: Remove folder name prefix

    For all sorts for bulk renaming I use a free software called Bulk Rename Utility.

    I've been using it for years and I'm more than satisfied with it. It is very complex but yet very simple to use:


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    Default Re: Remove folder name prefix

    Depending on your OS (linux or OS X) you can do this on the command line with the commands find and then either sed awk Perl or something like that. Actually an interview question that I used to use.

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