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# Rename Files to Include Full Path in File Name

Posted on 2013-11-27
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I am using Windows 7.

I have a series of files named file1,file2,file3 in the folder \folder1\folder2.  So for example the full path of file1 would be \folder1\folder2\file1.  How can I rename these files to include the full path in their file name.

For example I want to rename file1 to folder1-folder2-file1.
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Do you want them to stay in the original location?  So the full name would be:

\folder1\folder2\folder1-folder2-file1
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Yes they should stay in the original folders,
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Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
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Try this (in Powershell 3):
Param (
[string]$inputPath = "X:\path\to\files" )$fileList = Get-ChildItem -Path $inputPath -Recurse:1 -file foreach ($i in $fileList) {$newName = $i.FullName.split("\")$newName = $newName[1..($newName.count - 1)]  ## remove the X: part
$newName =$newName -join("-")
$newNameWithPath =$i.DirectoryName + "\" + $newName Rename-Item$i.FullName \$newNameWithPath
}


It will rename all files inside a folder and subfolders.

HTH,
Dan
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