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Renaming all sequential files in folder, taking date from filestamp?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi, everyone!

Was wondering how to do this task below today. I've been managing on my own in AI for quite a while now, but can't seem to figure this one out. I can have files named like this that are automatically generated when an app I have is recording:

untitled.mp3
untitled[1].mp3
untitled[2].mp3
untitled[3].mp3
(etc...)
There may be only the one "untitled.mp3" or there may be several files, named as above, with the app generating the numbering automatically in the square brackets.

Is there a way to have AI rename all these files to something with this type of naming convention:

Rad_CBC1- (date), (time) (needs trimming).mp3
where the date itself gets taken from the documents' date and time stamp?

After AI does its thing, a file dated April 22nd, 1:40 p.m. would have this type of filename:

Rad_CBC1- 100422.Th, 13h40m02s (needs trimming).mp3

Thanks! :idea:

Edited by Diana (Cda)

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Build an array of filenames to process with _FileListToArray, then for every file use FileGetTime to grab its timestamp, format it as you whish with String functions and use FileMove to rename it.

Everything you need is in the help file. What you wan to do isn't hard, you should be able to come up with something fairly easily.

If you're stuck, post the code you have so that we can point out any problem.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Check the help file for FileFindFirstFile() and FileFindNextFile(), and the example scripts there. For each "untitled*.mp3" file found, rename it by way of FileMove(). Get the timestamp with FileGetTime().

:)

Edit: Or, you could use jchd's method. He only types so fast because his RC time circuit is shorted out... :idea:

Edited by PsaltyDS

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