Rename files using the file property 'Title'

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Rename files using the file property 'Title'

Postby Admin » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:25 am

I recently had a hard disk crash but I managed to get most of my data
with a recovery program. Thankfully they are large media files
(movies, tv shows).

However, all files came back with filenames Foundxxxx_xxxx, etc, so
they are basically useless unless I rename them. They are around 800
files and I can rename them manually, but it will be a pain.

I found out, however, that many of these files have a title field, in
their properties. If you right-click, select properties and go to the
details, the filename is right there in the title!

So can I use your program to use that title field to rename my files?


Yes, it is possible.

Remove the current name with Name (2) set to Remove
In Add (7) -> prefix use <(System.Title)>

Select the files you want to rename, preview that all is OK, then click on Rename.
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Re: Rename files using the file property 'Title'

Postby bradpittes » Mon May 24, 2021 7:01 am

Hello. Is there a way to do the opposite? That is, change the value of 'System.Title' with the 'file name (System.ItemNameDisplay)'.
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Re: Rename files using the file property 'Title'

Postby Luuk » Mon May 24, 2021 8:45 am

Im thinking the only metadata that BRU writes is File Timestamps, because its the only examples in the manual.
But if wanting the whole-filename for System.Title, the exiftool.exe could do it with something like...
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exiftool -overwrite_original -Title"<Filename" "FolderPath"
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