Solved

Replace substring in all files in all subfolders

Posted on 2011-09-26
3
315 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi,

I'm looking for a vb script or a .bat script to rename all my files in a folder (and subfolders).

e.g.

There are 4 subfolders in a folder, with names like newyear2010, easter2010, christmas2010.
And I would like to rename the 2010 into 2011.

Can you guys help me?
0
Comment
Question by:Silencer001
3 Comments
 
LVL 92

Assisted Solution

by:Patrick Matthews
Patrick Matthews earned 150 total points
ID: 36600621
Dim fso, f, sf

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fso.GetFolder("c:\folder")
For Each sf In f.SubFolders
    If Right(sf.Name, 4) = "2010" Then sf.Move Replace(sf.Path, "2010", "2011")
Next
Set sf = Nothing
Set f = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
chrismerritt earned 200 total points
ID: 36601499
Powershell variation:

$RootPath = "C:\TEMP\Subfolder"

$Files = Get-ChildItem $RootPath -Recurse | ? {$_.PSIsContainer -eq $False}

foreach ($File in $Files)
{
	if ($File.Name -match "2010")
	{
		$NewFileName = ($File.Name).Replace("2010","2011")
		Rename-Item $File.FullName $NewFileName
		
		Write-Host -ForegroundColor "yellow" "Renamed File : $($File.FullName) to $NewFileName"
	}
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 54

Assisted Solution

by:Bill Prew
Bill Prew earned 150 total points
ID: 36717035
Here's a BAT approach, since that was one of the ones you showed interest in.  If you go this route I'd appreciate it if you could ad the NS-DOS zone to the question before closing it.  Save the below and adjust the BaseDir as needed.

@echo off
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
set BaseDir=c:\EE\EE27327959
for /F "tokens=*" %%A in ('dir /B /S /AD "%BaseDir%\*2010*"') do (
  set NewName=%%~nA
  set NewName=!NewName:2010=2011!
  ren "%%~A" "!NewName!"
)

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Utilizing an array to gracefully append to a list of EmailAddresses
This article will help you understand what HashTables are and how to use them in PowerShell.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question