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Posted on 2011-09-21
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Hi,

I have 500 pdf, the filename has bunch of "_", some are 9, some have 10.

is there a way to trim 7th "_" and after for all files?  thx
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Question by:mcrmg
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by:mcrmg
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actually, not the 7th one, should be second one from the right...possible?  thx
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by:X_layer
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Can you post one filename for example.
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by:mcrmg
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sure


file_123456_dco1_doc_abc_aa_20110919_ABC123456_987_20110919_130000.pdf


to


file_123456_dco1_doc_abc_aa_20110919_ABC123456_987.pdf
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Try this, but please put only few files into c:\temp folder to try script.
Dim fso, sfolder, folder, files, tempfilename, newfilename

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
sfolder = "C:\Temp"
Set folder = fso.GetFolder(sfolder)
Set files = folder.Files
  
For each folderIdx In files
	tempfilename = Left(folderIdx.Name, Len(folderIdx.Name) - (Len(folderIdx.Name) - (InStrRev(folderIdx.Name, "_"))) - 1)
	newfilename = Left(tempfilename, Len(tempfilename) - (Len(tempfilename) - (InStrRev(tempfilename, "_"))) - 1)
	fso.MoveFile sfolder & "\" & folderIdx.Name, sfolder & "\" & newfilename & ".pdf"
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