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Copying files names

Postby Produce » Fri May 12, 2017 1:41 am

So I have a folder with 12 files in it say Folder A. Then I have another folder with 12 files in it say Folder B. I want to take all 12 filenames from Folder A and put them on Folder B's files. How do I do this?
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Re: Copying files names

Postby Admin » Fri May 12, 2017 2:14 am

Create a mapping between the file names in excel and then use the import rename pairs function of BRU.
In BRU you can select the files in folder A and copy them to the clipboard to copy then in Excel.
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Re: Copying files names

Postby Produce » Fri May 12, 2017 10:57 pm

Admin wrote:Create a mapping between the file names in excel and then use the import rename pairs function of BRU.
In BRU you can select the files in folder A and copy them to the clipboard to copy then in Excel.


Ok cool. How do I do that?
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Re: Copying files names

Postby Emerkamp » Sat May 13, 2017 12:48 am

Hi,

Select all files in BRU, then right click and copy file names to the clipboard.

BRU can use a regulaur .txt file loaded from the Menu pulldown. Syntax i believe is:

Oldname|Newname

Each filename is on a new line
Its in the help file under **Advanced** However you make the list is up to you.
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Re: Copying files names

Postby Produce » Sat May 13, 2017 3:03 am

Emerkamp wrote:Hi,

Select all files in BRU, then right click and copy file names to the clipboard.

BRU can use a regulaur .txt file loaded from the Menu pulldown. Syntax i believe is:

Oldname|Newname

Each filename is on a new line
Its in the help file under **Advanced** However you make the list is up to you.


Ok so I copied the names to clipboard now what? I gotta save them as a .txt file? then what?

I don't see anything in any of the Dropdown Menus about importing names from a text file and I wouldn't even know what to begin to search for in "Help" that's why I'm here asking you guys. Can anyone just give me clear step by step directions on how to do this, this should be an easy procedure I'm not even asking for anything complicated.

This should be a standard function of this program btw there shouldn't be third party programs involved this program should be able to hand such a basic task.
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Re: Copying files names

Postby KenP » Sat May 13, 2017 11:19 am

The easiest way of doing this is to use MS Excel, if you don't have excel you can do it in notepad or preferably Notepad++ (or your text editor of choice).

In BRU browse to the folder that contains the files you want to change the name of.
Select all the files you want to rename and from the context menu select "Clipboard copy / Filename + Ext"
Paste the file-names into a text editor then do the same with the folder that contains the files that are already correctly named.

Arrange the text file so it shows this format:
"Old File-name.extension"|"New File-name.extension"
"Old File-name.extension"|"New File-name.extension"
"Old File-name.extension"|"New File-name.extension"
(If there are spaces in the file-names they will need to be surrounded with quotation marks, if there are no spaces it doesn't matter)

In BRU browse to the folder that contains the files that you want to rename.
From the Actions menu select "Import Rename-Pairs..."
Select the files and press "Rename".

If you have Excel the easiest way is this:
In Column A type "
Column B paste the old file-names.
Column C type "
Column D type |
Column E type "
Column F past the new files names
column G type "
Column H type =A1&B1&C1&D1&E1&F1&G1
    Column H should now look like this:
    "Old File-name.extension"|"New File-name.extension"
    "Old File-name.extension"|"New File-name.extension"
    "Old File-name.extension"|"New File-name.extension"
Now select all the filled cells in column H and copy paste them into a text file.
Save the text file and import it into BRU.
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Re: Copying files names

Postby Produce » Sun May 14, 2017 11:18 pm

ok I understand it now but there should be a function for this built into the program itself.


What if I ripped all my 140 Family Home Videos and named them.....then found out i used the wrong Resolution.

So I had to rip them all over again.

I'm sure cases like that and others happen all the time where u want to put names from 1 set of files to another set.

This should be a common built in feature! Let the developers know!
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