Subfolders Rename

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#1 : 23/06-14 10:02
Bruno
Bruno
Posts: 2
​First of all, thanks for the AdvancedRenamer. Renaming files has never been so smooth and easy I must say. However, I stumbled across a problem when I tried to batch rename folders and subfolders they contain. The very issue has been mentioned here on the forum several times but never really answered. The folders are not restricted or write-protected. I reckon the real problem is changing the paths to the subfolders by renaming root folders. Collision occurs and AR produces an error.

I could think of two solutions but unfortunately I wasn't successful in applying none of them. 1. Starting renaming process from the deepest folder so the root folders stay untouched until final phase of the batch rename process. 2. Refreshing the path information after each file is processed so the changed folder name is updated at the beginning of each individual rename.

Does any of those make any sense? I'd be really grateful for your help - it'd really be a life (and time!) saver!

Cheers,
Bruno



23/06-14 10:02 - edited 23/06-14 10:03
#2 : 25/06-14 15:37
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 756
Reply to #1:
Renaming sub folders can be tricky because of the operating systems locking mechanisms. It is very easy to accidentally lock the subfolder or parent folder being renamed and preventing the rename operation. There are a couple of solutions I can implement, but none of them are bullet proof and they all take quite a bit of time to implement. I a future release this problem is hopefully reduced.


25/06-14 15:37
#3 : 30/06-14 09:49
Bruno
Bruno
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:
Thanks a lot for your kind response. Thumbs up and keep up the good work!

Cheers,
B.


30/06-14 09:49