only import files that are in a subfolder with the same name?

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#1 : 19/02-24 14:57
Paul Panther
Paul Panther
Posts: 7
Hi,
How can I only import files that are in a subfolder with the same name?

I have a main folder X. There are several folders in this folder, for example A, B, C etc. In each of these folders is a subfolder xyz. This folder is always called xyz.
X\Test\Test1\xyz
X\Test\Test2\xyz
X\Test\Test3\xyz

With the import method "Add the files in the folders" I can only specify a filemask. How can I now ensure that only the files in the subfolder xyz are imported?


19/02-24 14:57
#2 : 25/02-24 23:45
Delta Foxtrot
Delta Foxtrot
Posts: 79
Reply to #1:
Hi Paul,

Why not just use the file explorer (or equivalent if you are not using windows) to aggregate the directories, then drag them to aren? Locate the focus of file explorer on directory \x, then just use the find function to find all "xyz", then drag only the directories.

Or do I not understand the question?

Best,
DF


25/02-24 23:45
#3 : 05/03-24 14:28
Paul Panther
Paul Panther
Posts: 7
Reply to #2:

Not quite. I have now filtered the files in another file explorer and then added them to Advanced Renamer using drag-and-drop.

Actually, I wanted to do everything (filtering) directly in Advanced Renamer.


05/03-24 14:28
#4 : 06/03-24 01:50
Delta Foxtrot
Delta Foxtrot
Posts: 79
Reply to #3:
Sorry, Paul, I can't visualize a way to do that. The "Add" menu item doesn't seem to like it. Again, outside Aren there are lots of ways to create a .csv file: in the cmd window, or a batch file, or power shell, or pretty much any program/script language, but... I just tried arenc command line renamer and couldn't get that to work either, it just told me it couldn't find a path with a wildcard. But I'd never used it before so I could have messed up.

Good luck, maybe Kim or some other smart person can answer.
:)
Best,
DF


06/03-24 01:50 - edited 06/03-24 01:51
#5 : 08/03-24 15:29
Miguel
Miguel
Posts: 55
Reply to #3: I don´t think that you can do that kind of filtering directly in ARen.
You can use the Windows Explorer. Go to X:\Test and search xyz. Select all the results click right and select "Add to Advanced Renamer" .
Select "Add the files in Folders".

If you can´t see "Add to Advanced Renames" option go to Settings - Environment and check "Explorer context menu".

I hope this help you.

Miguel

Edit: Opps. I just saw that Delta answered the question. Sorry


08/03-24 15:29 - edited 08/03-24 15:32