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Is there a way to edit the coding below so that when it changes all of the file names in the directory it can keep the - I am not sure what to change so that the - can be kept in the file name.

Any assistance offered would be appreciated.
@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set SourceFolder=C:\Temp\MyFiles
set SourceMask=00000-*.dwg
:Loop
echo Please enter the new prefix for all '%SourceMask%' files in %SourceFolder%.
set /p NewPrefix=Maximum of 10 characters, empty input cancels:
if "%NewPrefix%"=="" goto :eof
if not "%NewPrefix:~10,1%"=="" (
      echo Error: your input is longer than 10 characters!
      echo.
      goto Loop
)
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /b "%SourceFolder%\%SourceMask%"') do (
      echo Processing %%a ...
      for /f "tokens=1* delims=-" %%n in ("%%a") do set NewName=%NewPrefix%%%o
      echo ... new name: !NewName!
      ECHO ren "%SourceFolder%\%%a" "!NewName!"
)
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@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set SourceFolder=C:\Temp\MyFiles
set SourceMask=00000-*.dwg
:Loop
echo Please enter the new prefix for all '%SourceMask%' files in %SourceFolder%.
set /p NewPrefix=Maximum of 10 characters, empty input cancels: 
if "%NewPrefix%"=="" goto :eof
if not "%NewPrefix:~10,1%"=="" (
	echo Error: your input is longer than 10 characters!
	echo.
	goto Loop
)
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /b "%SourceFolder%\%SourceMask%"') do (
	echo Processing %%a ...
	for /f "tokens=1* delims=-" %%n in ("%%a") do set NewName=%NewPrefix%-%%o
	echo ... new name: !NewName!
	ECHO ren "%SourceFolder%\%%a" "!NewName!"
)

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by:regsamp
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Perfect! Thank you so much for the extra help!
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