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Append word 3 to file name if word 3 is a number.

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Rename Files Feature

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adirving I want to make the third word of my current file name as the first word of the new file name. The third word will always be a number or number/letter combination. How do I do this?

Ex: current file name is: Dog Cat 123WC.pdf
I want the end result to be 123WC Dog Cat.pdf

Thanks!

monkeyjob
Site Admin


Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 25
Location: United Kingdom
Hi,
we have just released version 10.46 of FileMonkey which will address these issues. Please download this version from http://www.monkeyjob.com/FileMonk.html (or if you are a registered user, select the "Help/Update" menu item from the main window).

Use the main window to target your files and then open the "Rename" feature. In the rename window, select the "Rename Files" option. Tick the "Start Text" tick box and clear all other tick boxes.

Enter a "Start Text" of:

<FileWord3> <FileWord1> <FileWord2>.<oldFileExtension>

Regards,
monkeyjob.
tbohan I actually have a similar problem but with copying/ moving files. What I want to do is take the files and move them to a new folder that is created named witht he first string of numbers.

An example of what I want to do is take the follwing examples of files:
8001231234-prd.pdf
8001231234-app.pdf
8001231234-amx.pdf
960543278956-app.pdf
960543278956-fin.pdf
8009994444-app
8009994444-amx
8009994444-oth

Then copying them into folders using the numbers to create new folders. So in this example these folders would be created:
8001231234
960543278956
8009994444

Then the files will be moved into the corrosponding folder. For exmple in the 8001231234 folder these files will be moved.
8001231234-prd.pdf
8001231234-app.pdf
8001231234-amx.pdf

Please let me know what might be available. Also as of now the files haven't been created so the naming scheme can still be adjusted (it will be a large batch dumping ten thousand files into one folder and I need to move them into sub folders). The only thing that needs to stay the same is that the file contains the number (ex. 8001231234) and a three character extension (ex. app).
monkeyjob
Site Admin


Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 25
Location: United Kingdom
Hi,
please take the following action:

1. Download and install version 10.52 of FileMonkey. You can download FileMonkey from http://www.monkeyjob.com/FileMonk.html or if you are a registered user, select the "Help/Update" menu item from the main window.

2. Right click on the FileMonkey icon and select "Run as administrator". Use the folder tree in the main window to find the folder that your files are in. Right-click on the file list and select "Target all files" from the pop-up menu. Your files should now be visible in the main window.

3. Select the "Quick-Find/Copy" menu item. This will open the copy/move files window.

4. From the first box, select "Copy files to:"

5. In the next box, enter the following text (edit if necessary):

C:\RootFolder\<FileWord1>

6. In the preview pane at the bottom of the copy window, you will see the current and new locations for your files. Check that this looks correct and then click the "Start" button to start the operation.

Regards,
monkeyjob.



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