Need simple batch file rename utility (actually truncation)
Posted on 2011-02-22
I installed a utility called Outlook Data Export to export Outlook Notes to text files. Unfortunately it adds what looks to be the date and time onto the beginning of each resulting exported file, like this.
20100618-1253 A dozen ways to eject or unmou.txt
I checked the option to put the first 30 characters of the file into the name so that I can see what it contains. When I created each Outlook Note I put a title in the first line of the note so checking this option really helps to see those, but I don't want all those numbers at the beginning.
Most batch file rename utilities I've found in a Google search have all sorts of fancy capabilities but I just need to remove the data & time numbers from the beginning. I have about 1500 Notes so I really need some batch utility to do this.
I tried the Windows Explorer rename function that I saw described on the web but it changes all the names to the name of the example file, which I don't want. I just want to remove the date and time from the beginning of all the files.
I don't see any zone that applies to this other than Windows.