Remove Timestamp from Filename

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#1 : 09/04-19 14:54
black
black
Posts: 4
Hi,

I have alot of time stamped file in Windows's recovery file history folder. So i want to recover all files by renaming.

Example filenames structure

"SharewareOnSale_Taghycardia_Pro_hub (2017_12_19 19_12_23 UTC).exe"
or
"ADB-Driver-v1.4.2 (2017_12_19 19_22_31 UTC).exe"

How can i remove that ( *.* ) date/time information without any blank letter.?

Thanks in advance


09/04-19 14:54
#2 : 09/04-19 17:25
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 267
It's not completely obvious what you are asking.

I assume that you want to remove the date/time string in parentheses, including the leading space
ie yielding: SharewareOnSale_Taghycardia_Pro_hub.exe
and ADB-Driver-v1.4.2.exe"

If so then just use the Replace method with a Regular Expression...

Replace: " \(.*\)$" (note the leading space)
with: blank


09/04-19 17:25
#3 : 11/04-19 22:34
black
black
Posts: 4
Great expression. Its worked.
Thanks so much.


11/04-19 22:34
#4 : 01/10-19 15:07
Asif Rafique
Asif Rafique
Posts: 1
Reply to #2:
can you elaborate a little bit step by step. i have the same problem.



01/10-19 15:07
#5 : 03/10-19 10:14
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 267
Reply to #4:

See https://www.advancedrenamer.com/user_guide/regul ar_expresions

Parentheses - "(" & ")" - have special meanings in regular expressions. In order to represent themselves they must be prefixed by the escape character "\" ie "\(" & "\)".

"." represents any character and "*" means match the preceding character zero or more times

"$" represents the end of the line

So the the regex " \(.*\)$" will match a string comprising:
space + "(" + any number of characters + ")" at the end of the line.



03/10-19 10:14