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Rename File(s) Action

Description:

This Action changes the name of one or more files.

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Properties:

File to Rename:

Enter or choose the file(s) that will be renamed. This can be a file path, or a variable containing a file, a list of files, a text path, or a list of text paths.

Rename Scheme:

Choose how you wish to rename the file(s).

If File Exists:

Choose what will happen if a file with the same name already exists in the folder.

Stored Renamed Files into:

Enter the name of the Variable that will store the renamed file(s) as a list of files.

Rename Schemes:

Set New Name

New File Name:

Enter the text, or a previously stored text variable, to be the new name of the file(s).

Keep Extension:

Check this box if you wish to include the previous extension with the file name(s). If this box is not checked, you must include the extension you wish the file(s) to have.

Add Text

Text to Add:

Enter the text, or a previously stored text variable, to add to the original file name(s).

Add Text:

Choose whether to add the text before or after the original name(s).

Remove Text

Text to Remove:

Enter the text, or a previously stored text variable, to remove from the original file name(s). This will search each file name, and remove the entered text from anywhere in the name. If this text exists more than once in the original name(s), it will be removed every time.

Replace Text

Text to Replace:

Enter the text, or a previously stored text variable, to be replaced in the original file name(s). This will search each file name, and replace the entered text anywhere in the name, each time it occurs.

Replace with:

Enter the text, or a previously stored text Variable, to replace the original text.

Change Extension

New Extension:

Enter the text, or a previously stored text Variable, to be the new extension for the file(s).

Add Date or Time

DateTime to Add:

Choose what DateTime value to add to the file name(s).

Custom DateTime:

Enter a previously stored DateTime variable to be added to the file name(s).

Add DateTime:

Choose whether to add the DateTime before or after the original name(s).

Separator:

Choose what to use to separate the original file name and the added DateTime value.

DateTime Format:

Enter or choose a Format this action will use to express the DateTime value that will be added to the file name. You can custom format a DateTime as, for example, MM/dd/yyyy for date, and hh:mm:sstt for time.

Example:

Here you can see an example of the final output.

Make Sequential

Add Number to:

Choose whether to add the number to the existing file name(s) or a new name.

New Name:

Enter the text, or a previously stored text variable, to be the new base name of the file(s).

Add Number:

Choose whether to add the number before or after the original name(s) or a new base name.

Start Numbering at:

Enter a number, or a previously stored number variable, to be the starting number value.

Increment by:

Enter a number, or a previously stored number variable, to be the increment this action will count by.

Separator:

Choose what to use to separate the original file name and the number added, including 'no separator'.

Make each number at least:

Choose to have a set minimum length for each number added.

Example:

Here you can see an example of the final output.