Rename original files from name shortcuts

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#1 : 04/10-12 15:15
anthony queen
anthony queen
Posts: 1
I tried your software, but I was not able to come up with what I needed:

a) I have thousands of shortcuts in a folder referring to journal articles. They are linked with a biblio management software, which is able to change the name of the linked files (in my case the shortcuts) according to the biblio reference (Autor-year-title, etc).

b) I would like to rename now the original files which are sparse throughout the HDD, using the new shortcut names made in point a).

c) The solution of using as link in the biblio software the original files is not feasable since that would mean to move/copy as required by the biblio software all my PDFs to a unique folder - I do not want to do this.

Question: Is AdvancedRenamer able to accomplish this task of renaming the original files from the name shortcuts? In the negative case, does someone know some utilities with this feature?

Many thanks in advance for any feedback.

04/10-12 15:15 - edited 04/10-12 15:17
#2 : 09/10-12 13:32
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Posts: 771
Reply to #1:
If you want to rename original files based on shortcuts pointing to the files, the answer is no. It is not possible to rename one file based on creterias in another file.

09/10-12 13:32