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Dear all,
I need to add a given prefix to all files in a specific folder.
bypassing the prefix to .bat file that execute the vbscript...
thanks in advance.
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Question by:ethar1
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by:Rabih
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you can download the Bulk Rename Utility. Easy to use and free.


http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php

it has a lot of options such as renaming, removing extensions, adding a prefix....... all can be applied to a mass number of files.

regards
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by:MacroShadow
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Not sure what you mean by: bypassing the prefix to .bat file that execute the vbscript...

Try this:
  Dim oFS, sDir, oFile, sPrefix
  Set oFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

  sDir = "C:\Demo" ' <<<Change to match your folder
  sPrefix = "YourPrefix" ' <<<Change to match your prefix

  For Each oFile In oFS.GetFolder(sDir).Files
     oFile.Name = sPrefix & oFile.Name
  Next

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by:ethar1
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Thanks for reply,
@ MacroShadow , can I pass the prefix through input box?
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by:Bill Prew
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I'm interpretting that you want to pass the prefix in as a command line parm, in which case do this in the BAT script:

cscript //nologo yourscript.vbs "c:\temp" "myprefix_"

And access those parms like this in VBS:

' Check for folder name and prefix in command line parms
Set oArgs = WScript.Arguments
If oArgs.Count < 2 Then
    Wscript.Echo "Please specify both a folder name, and a file prefix for renaming."
    Wscript.Quit
End If

' Fetch parms into local variables
sBaseDir = oArgs(0)
sPrefix = oArgs(1)

' Access the folder
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(sBaseDir)

' Process all files in the folder
For Each oFile In oFolder.Files
   ' If we haven't already renamed before, then do the rename now
   If LCase(Left(oFile.Name, Len(sPrefix))) <> LCase(sPrefix) Then
      oFile.Name = sPrefix & oFile.Name
   End If
Next

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~bp
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MacroShadow earned 1400 total points
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Sure.
    Dim oFS As Object, oFile As Object
    Dim strDir As String, strPrefix As String

    Set oFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    strDir = "C:\Demo"          ' <<<Change to match your folder
    strPrefix = InputBox("Enter your prefix.", "Prompt")   ' <<<Change to match your prefix

    If Len(strPrefix) > 0 Then
        For Each oFile In oFS.GetFolder(strDir).Files
            oFile.Name = strPrefix & oFile.Name
        Next
    Else
        MsgBox ("No prefix was entered.")
    End If

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by:ethar1
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thanks guys
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