Finding PDFs and Renaming

I’m looking for a possible procedure...

I have a list of PDF documents in a text file and I want to search for that PDF document in another folder. When it finds a match, i want  it to renamed with a new name corresponding to the name in the original.


Text File

Test.pdf, NewName.pdf
Test1.pdf, NewName1.pdf
Test2.pdf, NewName2.pdf

The procedure should work by going through each line to the find the file and rename with the new name.
Nick CollinsAsked:
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Bill PrewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This should give you a good starting place.  Save as a VBS and adjust paths near top as needed.  run from command line as:

cscript EE29098040.vbs

Option Explicit

' Define files and folders to work with
Const cBaseDir = "b:\ee\ee29098040\files"
Const cControl = "b:\ee\ee29098040\list.csv"
Const cDelim = ","

' Text file I/O constants
Const ForReading = 1
Const ForWriting = 2
Const ForAppending = 8

' Declare global variables
Dim objFSO
Dim arrControl, strControl, arrFields
Dim strOldName, strNewName, strOldPath, strNewPath

' Create file system object
Set objFSO = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

' Make sure base folder exists
If Not objFSO.FolderExists(cBaseDir) Then
    Wscript.Echo Now & " ERROR: Base folder does not exist - " & cBaseDir
End If

' Make sure control file exists
If Not objFSO.FileExists(cControl) Then
    Wscript.Echo Now & " ERROR: List file does not exist - " & cControl
End If

' Load csv file into array
With objFSO.OpenTextFile(cControl, ForReading)
    arrControl = Split(.ReadAll, vbCrLf)
End With

' Loop over each control record and process as needed
For Each strControl In arrControl

    ' Split line at delimiter, gather fields
    arrFields = Split(strControl, cDelim)
    If UBound(arrFields) = 1 Then
        strOldName = arrFields(0)
        strNewName = arrFields(1)
        ' Build full paths for old and new file names
        strOldPath = cBaseDir & "\" & strOldName
        strNewPath = cBaseDir & "\" & strNewName
        ' If old file exists, and new name is not used, rename.  Otherwise display warning.
        If objFSO.FileExists(strOldPath) Then
            If Not objFSO.FileExists(strNewPath) Then
                objFSO.MoveFile strOldPath, strNewPath
                Wscript.Echo Now & " WARNING: New file already exists - " & strNewName
            End If
            Wscript.Echo Now & " WARNING: Old file does not exist - " & strOldName
        End If
        End If

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