|15 Apr 2013||#1|
Finding filenames containing double spaces.
Greetings. Noob here. Please be gentle. I searched everywhere, but can't find answer.
I have 40,000+ filenames in 1 folder and subfolders of which 140 filenames contain double spaces. I would LIKE to find/use a script to find and rename these files to replace the double spaces to just one, but would be happy just to find and list these files where I can print the listing.
Using the standard search in explorer doesn't work ... even when placing the double spaces in quotes.
Any help would be appreciated!
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|15 Apr 2013||#2|
Open a Elevated Command prompt.
Change to the drive and folder you want to work with.
For example: cd C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Documents\Consulting
Type dir *" "* and press Enter. (there must be exactly two blank spaces between the double quotes)
That will list all the files with exactly two spaces in the name. If you want to create a list you can edit and work with, do this:
Type dir *" "* > 2blanks.txt and press Enter.
Type notepad 2blanks.txt and press Enter to edit the output list.
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|15 Apr 2013||#4|
dir *" "* /s > file.txt
Is there one folder with lots of sub folders one level down?
top folder\sub folder1
top folder\sub folder2
top folder\sub folder3
top folder\sub folder4
Or, are there several levels of folders?
top folder\sub folder1\sub folder too
top folder\sub folder2\sub folder too
top folder\sub folder3\sub folder too
Are these files at all levels of folders?
top folder\sub folder\filename5
top folder\sub folder\filename6
top folder\sub folder\filename7
top folder\sub folder\sub folder too\filename8
top folder\sub folder\sub folder too\filename9
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