Rename files as a function of external file information

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#1 : 25/10-18 10:12
Joel Erin
Joel Erin
Posts: 2
Hi,

I'm looking for a way to batch rename files based on an mix of current names and external file information. Let me try to explain...

Current name Future name
File1.txt abc_file1.txt
File2.txt def_file1.txt

The links 'file1 <-> abc' and 'file2 <-> def' are coming from a separate .csv or .txt file which ever will be easier to handle.

Is that something Advanced Renamer can do, and if yes how should I proceed ?
(I tried searching this forum, but probably didn't find the right wording for search box)
Thanks,
Joel


25/10-18 10:12
#2 : 25/10-18 10:56
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 43
Reply to #1:

Joel

This feature is built in to ARen. See www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/csvimport

ARen loads the files listed in the first column of the csv file and populates a List method with corresponding new filenames from the second column.


25/10-18 10:56
#3 : 25/10-18 11:38
Joel Erin
Joel Erin
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:

it looks like the exact functionality I was looking for.
I'll test it immediately.
Many thanks,

Joel


25/10-18 11:38