mass renaming files in Windows 7
Thread poster: nordiste

nordiste  Identity Verified
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English to French
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Mar 30, 2015

I have 50 files or so to translate.
Each translated file come out of my CAT Tool with a _fr suffix, which is OK for me. but my client would prefer the translated files to get the same names as the original ones.
Is there a way to rename all files at once by deleting this _fr without doing it manually 50 times ?
FIle1.docx (original) File1_fr.docx (translated file)

I run Windows 7.

Thanks for any suggestion.

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Shai Navé  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:23
English to Hebrew
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Advanced Renamer Mar 30, 2015

There is no way to remove a repetitive string from multiple file names using the Windows file explorer, but you can use a tool like Advanced Renamer, Bulk Rename Utility, or the built-in tool in file managers such as Total Commander.

Also, if the language was appended to the file name by the translation environment tool that you have used (memoO?), you might be able to disable this behavior in the tool (Export path rules if this is indeed memoQ).

[Edited at 2015-03-30 16:44 GMT]

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Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:23
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Japanese to English
Invest in a file manager Mar 30, 2015

nordiste wrote:
Is there a way to rename all files at once by deleting this _fr without doing it manually 50 times ?

You should invest in a file manager like the phenomenally flexible and useful Directory Opus, which will do bulk renames and make general file management far easier. Spend a little money, save a lot of time over the long run.


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Adrien Esparron
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German to French
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A batch file Apr 1, 2015

As said by the colleagues, you have a lot of free utilities doing the job. It is sometimes more efficient to do it manually, but using a .BAT file can be very efficient. Try this :

for /f "delims=_ " %%a in ('dir /b *_fr.docx') do ren "%%~a_fr.docx" "%%~a.docx"

Put this line in a .bat file in your folder, double-click... done.

Works perfectly on my WIN 7 64 bits.

Enjoy, Adrien

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Bulk renaming Aug 12, 2015

For the objective like mass renaming files I had been using BatchRenameFiles Tool and also suggests it. You may give it a try. Thanks

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