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Program for mass renaming?

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Hello all.

I'm working on someone's computer, and I did a system restore. It failed to finish, so I tried again, which failed again. Now I got 2 or 3 duplicates of many different files. I got a duplicate file deleter, but the original files have been renamed too. They all have "(1)" or "(2)" in the name.

It's probably over 300 files that are affected in that way (minus the duplicates) and I need to rename them. I'm hoping to save some time by using a program.

Does anyone know of a program that can do that? (free or trial with full functionality for a period)

Edited by computerwiz12890, 06 April 2006 - 07:31 AM.

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Hey computerwiz.

If you highlight them all, right click, and click rename, then choose a name it should change the files to
filename 001 filename 002 filename 003
much like when photos are copied to a PC from a camera.

Is this what you meant?
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Hello SuperSam.

No, these files are system files, icons, program files, etc. I just need to remove the (1) or (2) from all of the original copies of those files. Somehow, the originals were renamed with that (1) and (2) after doing the restore.

So, they must retain their name, with the exception of (1) and (2).

For example, there are icons on the desktop like:
Ad-aware SE Personal (1)
Ad-aware SE Personal (2)
Ad-aware SE Personal (2)(2)

I got a duplicate file deleter to get rid of the extras, and now I need a mass renamer to remove all the (1)s or (2)s from the original files.
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