Limitation on number of files to be renamed in one pass

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#1 : 30/05-12 13:35
Kenny Kyle
Kenny Kyle
Posts: 1
Hi - I am just now discovering this wonderful renaming program and was hoping to use it with a project I have. That project involves renaming thousands of reports generated through an export function in an electronic medical record. In my initial testing of renaming, everything worked great, but in recent testing with more patients and files, I've run up against a 10000 file limit. Is there any way around this limitation? Thanks for any help you can provide.


30/05-12 13:35
#2 : 31/05-12 08:34
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 799
Reply to #1:
Experience has shown that Advanced Renamer gets really slow and may crash when huge amounts of files are added. This is why the file limit has been put in. Most often it is possible to divide the batch of files into to groups of files and rename them separately.
At the moment there is no way around the limitation. But maybe it is time to try and raise the limit a bit. I will try and raise it or make it configurable in the next release.


31/05-12 08:34
#3 : 31/05-13 15:31
Lafras
Lafras
Posts: 1
Reply to #2:
Hi is there any way to remove the limitation?
I have a project with 40000 files that needs to be renamed?
And I have the required hardware to support the rename process.
Thanks


31/05-13 15:31
#4 : 19/12-14 23:17
Jerry
Jerry
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:

It doesn't seem like you ever found a way to remove this limitation OR make it user-configurable, unfortunately. Have you considered possibly adding some sort of script method, to say "do this to all the files in folder X"? Like, rather than loading them all into the task list, it processes them in chunks of 10,000.. but automatically moves on to the next chunk on its own?

It's terribly unwieldy to select files in chunks of 10,000 sometimes.. And it's especially tricky if you're trying to move/rename them based on the total number of items, since the total reported by ARN is reduced by 10,000 each batch.

I know that if this was done, you'd lose the ability to "preview" all the changes, but I think that gaining an infinite limit to the names that can be processed would more than make up for it, and as long as you can skip any errors and get the list of files that had an error afterward, it would really not be much of a problem.


19/12-14 23:17
#5 : 31/12-14 12:16
Tester123
Tester123
Posts: 92
Reply to #4:

In the latest version (it might be present in earlier versions too), it looks like this is now available as a setting. Go to the 'Program > Settings' menu, and click on the 'Program' tab. At the bottom, there is a field called 'Item Limit' which has the default value of 10,000. Change this to the desired value.


31/12-14 12:16 - edited 31/12-14 12:17
#6 : 12/09-15 21:04
riccardo cast
riccardo cast
Posts: 1
Reply to #5:
Hi,
I changed the default limit from 10K to 1M, and the SW is not able to handle more than 500 files at once. Special chars like 你好 are not aloud as well, I am not chinese, but some pics took in China have a chinese name just to remember the place in a fancy way.
Let me know if you could fix those two limitations, it will be very good.
Tks!


12/09-15 21:04