How to add number if 2 files end up with same name?

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#1 : 08/06-14 16:02
Phillip Wilson
Phillip Wilson
Posts: 1
I am using Advanced Renamer to standardise the whole or my massive drum machine sample library.

I have had a lot of luck building a list of words that all need to be shortened to the same initials, for instance

Snare . Snaredrum, Snare Drum = SD
Bass Drum, Kick, Kick Drum = BD

etc

however, I have hit upon instances where , due toa lack of numbering in initial files, I end up with two files that would both output the same file name.

is there a way in which I can set it up so IF one or more files would end up with an EQUAL file name, then a sequential number is added to differentiate between the two conflicting files?

i.e


if output would have been

SD
SD
HHO
HHC
SD
BD
CY
BD

if would turn out as

SD
SD1
HHO
HHC
SD2
BD
CY
BD1

or better still

SD1
SD2
HHO
HHC
SD3
BD1
CY
BD2


obviously, due to the mixed nature of my samples, I cant just add an incremental number to all files )plus I try to keep file names as short as possible.


thanks so much for any help you can give.

Phill


08/06-14 16:02
#2 : 08/06-14 17:07
Stefan
Stefan
Posts: 264
Reply to #1:


http://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/name_ collision_rules




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08/06-14 17:07
#3 : 12/06-14 14:58
DataCrypt
DataCrypt
Posts: 3
Reply to #2:

Yes, that should work for him in this situation. However, keep in mind that the collision rule will not work if a file with the extension already exists. In other words if you've already run AdvancedRenamer at one time and already have a SD and SD1, running it again will not work. You'll get error that those file already exist!

(see post http://www.advancedrenamer.com/forum_thread?for um_id=1718)

AdvancedRenamer should attempt to use the next sequence number to rename the file until it can be renamed. I hope to see this in a future version of this great application! No other has the capabilities as this one.

Best Regards,
Nelson


12/06-14 14:58