Unable to use Replace method (used to be able...)

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#1 : 03/05-14 15:37
Steph MM
Steph MM
Posts: 2
I use AdvancedRenamer from time to time mainly to process music file batches.
I've been using it for years and figured out how to by trial & errors.
I'm a basic pc user meaning I usually manage to find my way through but most of the time I don't fully understand why this works when that does not.

Here' what I used to do successfully (using " to show whatever I actually type)
Change files named "*_*.*" to "*'*.*"

Example :
"15- Blind Boys of Alabama- No dope- 02_58.mp3"
becomes
"15- Blind Boys of Alabama- No dope- 02'58.mp3"

I did change 100's of files but I'm not sure what I typed and I assume I'm doing something different & wrong since I cannot do it anymore.

Here's what I'm typing right now without luck

Find: <_>
Repl: '
Occ: All
[ ]Case
[ ] RegEx
Apply: Name


Things I did

> Lots of tries and as many errors

> I had a google look at PRCE library : can't understand it on my own.

> I don't think this should matter since I used to successfully use the Replacement method without changing the Settings but I had:
In Renaming tab > Replace unsupported with: _
In Renaming tab > Word separators: .,_-()[]{}!

I changed it to:
In Renaming tab > Replace unsupported with: #
In Renaming tab > Word separators: .,-()[]{}!

That did not change the no effect...

I'm using AdvancedRenamer v.3.54 (I don't update since I did see nothing useful for me in the newer updates... so far... AND I avoid updates when things work)
Don't think it matters but you might want to know : OS is Windows XP, PC is Asus Eeepc 1000H


This is NO emergency, just a hassle so feel free to give me a hand whenever you have absolutely free time.
I will check this post in my free time also (meaning not anytime) and close the subject by telling whichever answer will solve the problem.

Finally please note that I'm not only computer dumb but also french (excuse my language) meaning I struggle to write as good english as I can and hope to read plain english & clear answers (I would not mind french but maybe that would not be useful to many readers interested in this)

Looking forward to your help !!

Regards,


03/05-14 15:37 - edited 03/05-14 16:16
#2 : 03/05-14 16:25
Steph MM
Steph MM
Posts: 2
So much for so little !! I took the time to read Help.

I solved it: no <> in the string, I guess that is only for Tags

Find: _
Repl: '
Occ: All
[ ]Case
[ ] RegEx
Apply: Name

Thanks to whoever posted examples typed as :

Find: xxx
Repl: yyy
Occ: All
[X]Case
[ ] RegEx
Apply: Choice

That made things crystal clear after a while.

Thanks to me & myself too 8-P

Next time I'll try a real question


03/05-14 16:25
#3 : 03/05-14 16:31
Stefan
Stefan
Posts: 250
Reply to #1:

Hi Steph, nice post!


You was quite near, just use literal signs without those surrounding <...>:


Replace Method (http://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/metho d_replace)

Find: _
Repl: '
Occ: All
[ ]Case
[ ] RegEx
Apply: Name


- - -

These <..> indicates AdvancedRenamer own TAGs as placeholder to get known information about the a file:
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/tags



HTH

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03/05-14 16:31