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Windows 7: Renaming files issue

19 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Renaming files issue


Does anybody know how to rename a bunch of files in Windows 7 while ignoring the filetypes at the same time? In Windows XP this wasn't a problem, no matter what format the file had, the numbering would continue anyway. In Windows 7 the numbering starts over again when a file has a different filetype format.

For example:


file (1).jpg
file (2).mov
file (3).wma


file (1).jpg
file (1).mov
file (1).wma
file (2).jpg
file (2).mov
file (3).jpg
file (4).jpg

I want the numbering to continue in Windows 7... (NOT have multiple number ones or two's)

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19 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I always use a renaming utility like this one cause Windows 7 won't do that with it's native renaming utility:

Introduction - Bulk Rename Utility
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19 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
I know that utility

Thanks for the reply...

I know Bulk and I already used it. It is a very good one I might add, however...

In Bulk, I cannot find the feature to first sort my files by date and then rename then.
I know I can sort them by "date modified" or "date created" but NOT the "original date"...

In Windows I could do that: sort them by date (original) and then rename them...

How could I solve this? (Or is it possible in Bulk?)

thanks in advance

PS: I already readed this thread on Bulk Forums: Bulk Rename Utility • View topic - Date Taken Original Not Showing Correct Value

This works in Bulk BUT ONLY for pictures!!! Video files taken with a camera does NOT show "date taken original" in Bulk
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01 Nov 2012   #4

windows ultimate 64

Fastone Image Viewer will solve all these problems
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03 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Although this is an old thread, thank you very much for the recommendation.

I'll take a look at it.

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