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Rename all files witin a folder in Win 7 Home Edition

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Rename all files witin a folder in Win 7 Home Edition
  

I am going to do something that I haven't done before .. When I change the name of entire files stored within the directory (The files which is in the folder highlighted), For example : rename 25 photo's to "House 7.29.10", they entirely rename as the "House 7.29 (25)". Why does this drop off the .10 (year) with the suffix ?

Do you have any idea to change the name of files so it does not drop of the year suffix ? I have stored near about over 3,000 files and I would like to change these all .

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Re: Rename all files witin a folder in Win 7 Home Edition

I got this thread and started with some tests, the .10 suffix is not dropped off. Entire Files has been changed within the order:

House 7.29.10 (1).jpg
House 7.29.10 (2).jpg
House 7.29.10 (3).jpg
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House 7.29.10 (25).jpg

According to the design, if Windows recognizes the file name which is duplicate and existing within the same directory, it will change the name with new copied file by associating the Arabic number suffix. I am just thinking that whether the directory location is too long so that it extends the maximum location length range.
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Re: Rename all files witin a folder in Win 7 Home Edition

I followed the suggestion that you have given and the task, I looked into your file names which are 13 characters long. I made a directory within the OS (C (is it the root drive ?) within the Windows explorer, then changed the name of files to "gorge 7.29.10 (also 13 characters as you have done )" but it still dropped off the .10 changing with the john 7.29, only 10 characters long?
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Re: Rename all files witin a folder in Win 7 Home Edition

I am getting what is going wrong with your issue now. I have recently re-produced the issue . The cause is due to the extension of file type, you may not with the extension of file type during rename procedure.

For example, I need to change the name from test.jpg file to john 7.29.10.jpg.

First of all , please click on the Tools menu tagged at the top of Windows Explorer, click onto the Folder Options and choose click View tab , disable the check as"Hide extensions for known file types". Then, If I do the copy john 7.29.10 to name with the test.jpg, it will result in john 7.29.jpg.

If I do the copy john 7.29.10.jpg to replace the test.jpg or copy the john 7.29.10 to replace the test, it will be evaluated within john 7.29.10.jpg. Are you getting the same now?
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