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Recursive Rename to remove special characters

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Anyone have a good solution to rename recursively all the files in a directory tree that begin in _ or contain ()!$% etc?  I am trying to start a massive FTP upload but it fails due to the names.  I have already used CMD to recursively remove temp files and such but the ren command doesn't work recursively.
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Yes its a one-time deal.  This seems to be doing the trick.  Thanks!
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