Remove part of a subfolder name if it matches parent

Javascript renaming examples. Javascript renaming is supported in version 3 or newer.

Remove part of a subfolder name if it matches parent

Postby Admin » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:52 am

Take a folder:
MUSIC/ZZ TOP
with subfolders that all start with ZZ TOP
C:\MUSIC\ZZ TOP\ZZ TOP - GREATEST HITS

Want to rename the sub folders into: C:\MUSIC\ZZ TOP\GREATEST HITS
In other words, remove the (ZZ TOP - ) from the beginning of all subfolders, leaving just the album name.
I hope this can be done as I have a music collection with over 400 thousand folders, many named as above creating long file names at the file level.

So remove the initial part of a subfolder name if that matches the parent folder.


This can be done with the following javascript function:

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var path = object('folder');
var subfolders = path.split("\\");
var lastsub = (subfolders.length > 1) ? subfolders[subfolders.length - 2] : "";
newName = name.replace(lastsub, "");
newName = newName.replace(" - ", "");


Use Filter (12) to only select to view Folders and activate Subfolders.

Then select all and apply above function.
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