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Old 13-05-2013, 16:22
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Is there a method in widows that doesn't use the command line to change the extention name of multiple files?

I was hoping to just select them all an rename them in one go.
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Old 13-05-2013, 16:37
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you could use a program like advanced renamer, which is pretty cool and free
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Old 13-05-2013, 16:51
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Powershell, for example to rename all jpgs:

Dir *.jpeg | rename-item -newname { $_.name -replace ".jpeg",".jpg" }
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Old 13-05-2013, 17:25
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I assume OP was looking for a GUI solution.
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Old 13-05-2013, 18:43
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I assume OP was looking for a GUI solution.
Yes GUI is what I was looking for.
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Old 13-05-2013, 22:32
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Irfanview is excellent for batch converting/renaming files if it's picture files you're after changing.
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Old 14-05-2013, 08:43
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i use bulk rename utility
http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk

it's trivial.
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Old 14-05-2013, 16:49
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I posted the exact bit of PS needed apart from the extensions. Surely this is preferable to installing random software off the internet.

Installing random software, no matter how highly recommended, is a dodgy business.
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Old 14-05-2013, 18:44
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I posted the exact bit of PS needed apart from the extensions. Surely this is preferable to installing random software off the internet.

Installing random software, no matter how highly recommended, is a dodgy business.
Yeah but what you didn't do was explain what power shell was or how to do it.

Most people will never have heard of it.
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Old 14-05-2013, 18:58
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I posted the exact bit of PS needed apart from the extensions. Surely this is preferable to installing random software off the internet.
Yes, but OP was explicit in wanting a non-command line solution, so PowerShell does not fit the bill.
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Old 14-05-2013, 18:59
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Yeah but what you didn't do was explain what power shell was or how to do it.

Most people will never have heard of it.
Interestingly, most developers have never heard of it either - even Microsoft ones!
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Old 14-05-2013, 19:37
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Powershell, for example to rename all jpgs:

Dir *.jpeg | rename-item -newname { $_.name -replace ".jpeg",".jpg" }
Granted powershell isn't command line, but i have a feeling its not what they were after
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Old 14-05-2013, 19:40
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I was hoping for something where I could select all the files then right click and have an option to rename them all, rather than just one of them.
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Old 15-05-2013, 07:12
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with advanced renamer you can choose a drive or folder or more than one, or just drag and drop in specific files. then set it to change extensions only. it's simple to use, you see a preview of the new filename next to the old and you can undo if you mess it up
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