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Rename Files by last modified date and extension with VBScript

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I have this VBscript that will rename all the files in a directory to the computer name and last date modified. What I need it to do is rename only files of my choosing by it's extension. I have tried several ways but have failed. Below is the code I have so far. Thanks!
' ************************************************************************************

' * Rename files by last modified date: File-Rename.vbs

' *

' * Comments:

' * Created from code snippets on the internet!

' * Will rename all files in folder to computer name and date

' * by the extension you choose

' ************************************************************************************
 

Option Explicit
 

' Defined Variables

DIM objWMIService, oWshNetwork, filelist, strnewname, objfile

Dim strComputerName, strdate, strnamecheck, errResult
 

' Set Variables, these are the only parts that need changed to suit your needs!

Const FilePath = "G:\Scripts\NT Backup Scripts\htm"  'Path to the files

Const FileExt = "html"    'File extension
 

' Set variable defaults

Set oWshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

strComputerName = oWshNetwork.ComputerName
 

' Select File from last modified date and by extension

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputername & "\root\cimv2")

Set FileList = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("ASSOCIATORS OF {Win32_Directory.Name='" & FilePath & "'} Where extension = '" & FileExt & "' " & "ResultClass = CIM_DataFile")
 

' Rename files with computer name and last date modified by extension

For Each objFile In FileList

    strDate = Left(objFile.LastModified, 8)

    strNewName = objFile.Drive & objFile.Path & strComputername & "-" & strDate & "." & FileExt

    errResult = objFile.Rename(strNewName)

Next

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You could test for the extension with a separate If statement.


Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputername & "\root\cimv2")

Set FileList = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("ASSOCIATORS OF {Win32_Directory.Name='" & _

    FilePath & "'} where ResultClass = CIM_DataFile")

 

' Rename files with computer name and last date modified by extension

For Each objFile In FileList

    If LCase(objFile.Extension) = LCase(FileExt) Then

        strDate = Left(objFile.LastModified, 8)

        strNewName = objFile.Drive & objFile.Path & strComputername & "-" & strDate & "." & FileExt

        errResult = objFile.Rename(strNewName)

    End If

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by:-Manlytrash-
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That worked perfectly! I'm not a programmer but can take others code and make it work for me most of the time. Thanks for the quick response!
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