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Samjula

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Hi, i'm looking for a freeware program or technique to use to make a copy of multiple files renaming them in the process without changing their directory.

I have about 180 folders in my music, one each artist, these contain subfolders for each album of that particular artist. Each album folder has a hidden .jpeg file used as album art set by and recognised by my zune software for my zune mp3 player. I want to make a copy of each of these pics renaming them all as folder.jpg so that windows media player can use the album art image too. As each image is specific to an album the directory must not be changed and i want to retain the original image as well.

Basically i would like to have two copies of the same image in each folder so that the two programs can use the relevant file as album art. It would take hours to do this manually as i have about 350 albums so does anyone know of a way i can do this automatically or maybe a freeware utility that could do it for me?

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I like this one.
there are many though if you do a search for them.
Do a search at donationcoder.com and you get a lot of info on the topic as welll as programs.

http://www.sherrodco...FileRenamer.cfm

http://www.donationc...ms/bb/index.php
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Thanks a lot ill give that a try :)
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Hi again, i've obtained a copy of file renamer but i can't seem to find out what to do to solve my problem. Have you experience with the application? How would i go about doing what i descibed in my previous post?
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Just follow the instructions in the help file.
It takes a bit to get a handle on it.
Just chose the folders or files by checking them on the left.
Choose browse to select files and folders destinations.
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I've pretty much sussed it, i can get all the files that i want renamed, but i can't do this and copy them in the process, so that i keep the original file as well.
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It has the option to copy or move in the upper right corner.

Perhaps this one isn't the best for you.
Did you find any others?
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yeah, i've played around with those options but it still seems to delete the originals. I'll give it another go in a minute or two. Thanks for your help
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Still stuck...heres a screenshot of what i've selected, am i missing something?

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Hi! Try using "KrojamSoftBatchRenameFiles Tool" at http://BatchRenameFiles.org
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