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[*] Post 495581 posted on 5-6-2015 at 12:14 Reply With Quote
Useful Shortcut.

Just found a useful shortcut when performing a file rename operation in Windoze 7. If you are renaming a large group of files then a tool like Bulk File Rename might be a good tool but, if you are only renaming two or three files then it is a bit of overkill. I have generally just used the <F2> button to rename a file as I go. I discovered tonight, though, that, if, after you have changed the name of the files instead of selecting the next one with the mouse, and pressing <F2> again you can just press the <Tab> key and it saves the change and moves to the next file with the name ready for editing. Much simpler!!!! May work on earlier versions, and, quite likely, later ones too.
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[*] Post 495583 posted on 5-6-2015 at 14:31 Reply With Quote

I'm a long term user of Bulk File Rename (the freeware version).

Especially useful for renaming mp3 file names into a standardized naming system so that when the album & its tracks winds up in iTunes its in a 'logical' consistent layout (Bulk file doesn't do mp3 tags; that's a separate program, but it makes using a tag program speedier since much of the work is already done). Ditto re situations for the same movie's multiple video files.
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[*] Post 495585 posted on 5-6-2015 at 15:23 Reply With Quote

Been using this for yonks, now...


For normal "Windows explorer" things, I never see Windows, really, coz I use Total Commander for all that stuff. So much easier. :D

Good tip, though, Leigh! Ta!
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