Removing Windows UTC time stamp

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Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby SaraBee » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:29 pm

My computer died, and I copied my old files to a new one from Windows 10 File History. I am trying to remove the UTC time stamp that File History adds. I did it successfully with one small group of files, but now I am unable to get the rename button to activate. To the best of my memory I selected the files and put (*) in "Replace" and left "With" blank. I can't get that to work now. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby Emerkamp » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:23 am

Hi,

You put your remove in the wrong place.

You need:

Remove (5)
Change Crop to Special, Then put (*) in the box to the right.

This removes Everything in between (). including the () itself.

If this isn't what you want, Can we see before/after examples...
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby pappa_smrf » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:28 pm

Hi
Great Suggestion and it works very well thank you.
one thing your suggestion does not remove the space before the (****)
Help please
Regards
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby pappa_smrf » Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:31 pm

pappa_smrf wrote:Hi
Great Suggestion and it works very well thank you.
one thing your suggestion does not remove the space before the (****)
Help please
Regards

P.S.
I came right thanks not a space but special character :shock: don't know what? but fixed
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby pappa_smrf » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:32 pm

pappa_smrf wrote:
pappa_smrf wrote:Hi
Great Suggestion and it works very well thank you.
one thing your suggestion does not remove the space before the (*)
Help please
Regards

P.S.
I came right thanks not a space but special character :shock: don't know what? but fixed

P.P.s
I was too clever, now its removed all my spaces, will have to start again, luckily I had a backup
So I need or help again please
Thanks in advance
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby pappa_smrf » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:03 am

pappa_smrf wrote:
pappa_smrf wrote:
pappa_smrf wrote:Hi
Great Suggestion and it works very well thank you.
one thing your suggestion does not remove the space before the (*)
Help please
Regards

P.S.
I came right thanks not a space but special character :shock: don't know what? but fixed

P.P.s
I was too clever, now its removed all my spaces, will have to start again, luckily I had a backup
So I need or help again please
Thanks in advance

Sorry: example -: ACTA DE SUPRIMENTOS BASE .doc ACTA DE SUPRIMENTOS BASE .doc (the space before ext refuses to be deleted with :trim:.
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby therube » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:29 pm

I wasn't following before, & I don't know that I'm following now?

5:Remove -> Trim
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby RegexNinja » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:51 pm

I'm afraid I dont follow as well..
I think SaraBee/pappa_smrf always want to remove: Space(AnyText) from end-of-filename?
So #5CropSpecial: Space(*) should take care of it ???

But then something came up with 'special character' that I dont follow.
FYI: #5CropSpecial allows: -|_| (*) to match either: - or _ or Space(*)
If that's the goal, just insert your special-characters inbetween the | symbols.

If its more complicated than that, it sounds like a job for regex/javascript, but we will need more details.
Cheers.
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Re: Removing Windows UTC time stamp

Postby Waldo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:45 pm

Emerkamp wrote:Hi,

You put your remove in the wrong place.

You need:

Remove (5)
Change Crop to Special, Then put (*) in the box to the right.

This removes Everything in between (). including the () itself.

If this isn't what you want, Can we see before/after examples...


Hello All!

So far, I've found BRU to be a very useful in removing the annoying UTC tags all over my files.
Currently learning how to use it by trial and error and this thread has saved me a lot of time.
The above post was particularly helpful. Thank you! One thing I haven't been able to figure out however...

For example, if a original file name was "Image 123.jpg" and it was edited and renamed "Image 123(a).jpg" the (a) is removed.
But the UTC tag remains. How can this be adjusted so it ignores the (a) in the original filename, but removes the UTC tag?

Again, thank you for any help available. Hope I can return the favor soon!
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