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Need to rename 50,000 MP3 Files best way Help

I have over 50,000 .MP3 files on my USB drive and then number is growing.
Building a SQL database to catalog on the files.

I am trying to cleanup the file names.

I would like them to be this format.

01-AlbumName-SongName.mp3

currently they are
01-Songname.mp3
01 - Songname.mp3
songname.mp3

Been doing a lot of copy and paste, I just copy the album name from the folder name and paste it between two - - then delete spaces etc.  Lots of work

I know of how to rename multiple files using F2 in explorer but that does not give me the results I need.

Would be nice like in excel where you can do a find and replace.

No such option in explorer

Looked at third party apps and they are geared toward photo renaming.

I did see one article saying that in Powershell you can do more but not to familiar with powershell.

Any one have an example or idea on how I can do this with out having to click on each and everyone of the files individually.


Thanks Tom
Windows 7PowershellShell Scripting

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Joe Winograd

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

It might be easier to create a text file of the folder(s) containing the files and then working with Excel or UltraEdit (Text Editor with find and replace) and make a new file with old and new names. Add a column with rename in each row. Then you should be able to run the text file.

To capture the file:    dir > file.txt

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Thanks to all who responded

All suggestions will save me a ton of work.
Joe Winograd

You're welcome. Happy to help. Good luck with the project. Regards, Joe
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