I have hundreds of files in directories and sub directories that have special characters in the file names. These rang e from "+" to "_". I have been using reNamer (http://www.den4b.com/?x=products
) which works great but I have to methodically go through each directory to find the files and then add the rule to change, replace or remove the character in question. I also use doublekiller to find and delete duplicates but unless the files are 100% exact it won't see it as a duplicate. So, is there a way I can write a script to do this for me. A script that will look at all file names in a given directory and all is sub directories and if it finds a + in the file name replace it with a space. It it very likely that if this renaming is done that a file with that name already exists--in that case can a log file be produced that shows all the files that cannot be renamed because files already exist with that file name. My purpose in this is to find duplicate files and to create a uniform naming for all my files which over the years have been all over the place.. Thank you.