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Software to automatically rename files in a folder?

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I am looking for some software to automatically rename files that are added to a folder.  I know that there are software to batch rename files, but I want a program that will "automatically" rename any file that I add to that folder. Meaning, if I copy a file to a folder, I want the program to automatically rename that file that I just added to that folder. I want to automatically rename all the files in the folder in sequential order.
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by:Axe007
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What OS do you have?

What you'are asking is very much possible on MacOS.

Not sure about Windows.
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by:sl1210
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It is simple to write a batch file to do this, as you are aware. Why not create the batchfile and then create a scheduled task to run the batch file every minute (or less). this could save you having to find an equivalent piece of software.

Good luck
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by:WillHudson
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by:ashishdaga
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Try this:

Hope this helps

http://www.nonags.com/nonags/fileren.html
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by:Sohel Rana
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Hi:

Here are some tools or softwares to rename files :

http://www.cspltd.ndirect.co.uk/windows/rename.htm

rsdn
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by:japly53
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I don't think I explained myself well enough, so here is what I need: A file renamer that will automatically rename all the files in a folder every 2 second.  That way I don't have to run the software to rename all the files in that folder each time I add a file. sl1210, I don't know how to create a batch file.
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by:yehiaeg
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actually to do this, the app will be always running waiting for any changes in your folder , so it's better to make a bat file or use one of the programs suggested
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by:japly53
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I know it will be always running, that's not a problem. How do you make a batch file?
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by:yehiaeg
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search on google, try this for a start:
http://www.gdps.dk/div/index.shtml
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amirinamdar earned 500 total points
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Try robotask. http://www.robotask.com/. it will automate almost any task, including renaming. a trial version is available for download. You can then use the windows task scheduler to make the 'task of renaming' files in the folder you specify; to run at multiple times, say every 15 minutes.No need for batch files!
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by:japly53
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Robotask is what I've been spending hours looking for! Thanks amirinamdar!
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by:amirinamdar
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Thanks for the grading japly53. glad to be of help.
Cheers!
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by:alstreck
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Try xxcopy.  More Info:
http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy30.htm

Good Luck!
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