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361.Batch file rename -- How to batch rename files by a filename mapping list?

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Description:
How to batch rename files by a filename mapping list?
Input Sample:
A text file a.txt containing name maping list:
oldname1,newname1
oldname2,newname2
oldname3,newname3
...
Output Sample:
rename all all files to new names base on the mapping list.
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
1. Put the mapping file a.txt into the folder where files need to be renamed
2. Open "Batch Runner" from menu "Tools->Batch Runner" or press ctrl-b
3. Drag the files from File Browser to "Batch Runner" window(version 2.5 and above)
4. Select "set output filename" option, change ${FILENAME} to:


5. Check the new name from output column, and click "File Rename" to finish renaming.

Note: if in the a.txt, the file name is separated by <table> key, the formula in step 4 should be:


Screenshot 1:  Batch_Runner_Window


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