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I wish to open a directory and rename the files in the directory.


file1.jpg = a.jpg

file2.jpg = b.jpg

file3.jpg = c.jpg


any ideas on how this can be accomplished.

if you know the file names it's as simple as using the FileMove function

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I have it copy the files into the same directory so that in case it doesn't work you still have the originals. But i worked up this:

#include <File.au3>
$folder = FileSelectFolder ( "Select folder that contain files to be renamed","")
If $folder = "" Then Exit
$search = FileFindFirstFile($folder & "\*.*") 
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories were found")
Local $szDrive,$szDir,$szFName,$szExt
While 1
    $file = FileFindNextFile($search) 
    If @error Then ExitLoop 
    If NOT StringinStr(FileGetAttrib($folder & "\" & $file),"D") Then
        $path = _PathSplit($folder & "\" & $file,$szDrive,$szDir,$szFName,$szExt)
        $number = StringTrimLeft($path[3],4)
        FileCopy($folder & "\" & $file,$folder & "\" & Chr ( 96 + $number ) & $path[4])

Please keep in mind that it won't work for anything higher than File26.jpg. The reason for this being there are only 26 letters in the alphabet. If you want it to do something like aa for file number 27, then you can use the Mod function.

I am not responsible for anything that happens to your files. I recommend you backup the files before running my script.

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