How to apply new Timestamp via RENAMED name

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#1 : 11/08-22 19:30
Morgan Wable
Morgan Wable
Posts: 2
I need a one-step solution to rename a bunch of files based on a date in the original filenames. Unfortunately, the format the date is in includes three-letter months (Jan, Dec, etc.).

How do I get Advanced Renamer to set the date based on the current renamed file - after replacing the month with a numeric month - and NOT the original/current file name?


11/08-22 19:30
#2 : 11/08-22 23:58
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 989
Us a List replace method with 12 entries...

Replace: Jan with: 01
Replace: Feb with: 02
etc etc


11/08-22 23:58
#3 : 23/08-22 23:56
Morgan Wable
Morgan Wable
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:

That's exactly what I did in order to change the format of the date, and it worked effortlessly. I love this software so far.

What I would like to do, though, is change the actual timestamp of the file itself (Date Created) using that resulting date, because the original format wasn't understood by that function... but I want to do it in one stage. Without renaming the files first and then going through and doing a second round.

The problem being that the set created date function uses the ORIGINAL name of the file (before any operations) rather than the current RESULT (current in-progress name of the file) - it ignores changes to the file name (when trying to find a date within it) until the name has been applied.

So if I wanted to keep the same file name, but change the Date Created, I'd have to run Advanced Renamer twice. Which isn't the end of the world, but isn't ideal, either.

I hope this explained my specific problem clearly, and also that I wasn't too redundant.


23/08-22 23:56
#4 : 15/09-22 23:52
Dan A
Dan A
Posts: 2
Reply to #3:
I've had same desire, perhaps a new method that commits previous methods?


15/09-22 23:52