Rename duplicate files with (2), (3), etc.

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#1 : 26/10-18 21:09
raeanna
raeanna
Posts: 3
I sometimes have duplicate files that I want renamed to the same name but I want to keep both/all.

Ex:
I rename files like these

031_002_07546777_06
031_002_07546777_29
031_002_07546777_85

The "_##" at the end varies and the beginning numbers are always the same "031_002_0."
The number I keep is the one in the middle "7546777." So I use AR to remove the extra numbers, but when I have multiple of that file, I have to do it manually.

Is there a way for the program to automatically add the default (2) to the end of the file name?


26/10-18 21:09
#2 : 28/10-18 07:59
Huxler Bulrus
Huxler Bulrus
Posts: 3
Reply to #1:
Check this out and see if it helps: https://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/name_ collision_rules


28/10-18 07:59
#3 : 29/10-18 16:46
raeanna
raeanna
Posts: 3
Reply to #2:

That's perfect! So I checked out the tags. Seems that the one given in the image works best for me, but is there a way to input the number in parentheses?


29/10-18 16:46
#4 : 29/10-18 19:04
raeanna
raeanna
Posts: 3
Reply to #3:

Actually it looks like that won't work. That will give the file a number in correlation to its number in the list of all the files I am renaming. I batch rename files so that won't work.

The other option though, "append number" looks like it does the best job. Is there a way to remove the two 0's though? it will input "001," "002," etc. at the end.


29/10-18 19:04
#5 : 30/10-18 00:34
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 43
Reply to #4:
You can suppress the leading zeroes when you use the <Inc Nr> tag (Settings->Renaming) but not with the Collision option. You will have to run the files through ARen again to remove the 00.

You can reload all the files automatically after renaming by changing the "Add Files" option from "None" to "All" in the Progress window.


30/10-18 00:34