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Windows 7: A Means To Set The Method Of Naming A File/Folder - Please Read...?

28 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64
A Means To Set The Method Of Naming A File/Folder - Please Read...?

Hello. I have a question to ask you.

Is there a means or a way to set the method of naming a file or folder in a sequential manner (an suffix extension to the filename like “1”, “2”, “3”, etc.; or “A”, “B”, “C”, etc..; or a user's own defined orderly sequence) when a user has copied or moved of a file or folder to a folder where the same file or folder name already resides or exists?

I am also hoping for the means for the user to ACTIVELY SET OR SELECT (‘customize’) the sequential manner of an extension to the file name and then ‘set it and forget it’ so NO query is raised (in the form of some GUI [Graphic User Interface] window to appear) during the process of moving or copying the file or folder to a folder where the same file or folder name already resides?

I am not sure if there is some third party program, application, or software to install that performs like what I am asking above; or if there is some system registry or system directory modification or change that allows for this (I would think that it has connections with Windows Explorer is some manner.)?

Please provide your own detailed written steps, facts, suggestions, hints, and tips; and/or the best possible well written, detailed and documented website links.

NOTE: For your information, I am using Windows 7 64-bit operating system which would be implicated with this issue.

Please reply.

Thank you!

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29 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64

***Let me add an important point. I see it is potentially possible as a reader who has read my above initial question may have misconstrued my methodological instruction which after re-reading my initial post, I understand your perspective and I was not clear enough. Sorry about that! You may be thinking of a “mass renaming” of files and folders where I would have a 'GROUP of files and/or folders ALREADY' to rename. NO! Sorry! What I am asking is when I add (key words) *one-by-one* either a file or folder to a folder that has a file or a folder of the same file or folder name inside, it would assign a new file or folder name extension in sequence?

Please reply.

Thank you!
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29 Oct 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I'm still confused about what you want to do.
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29 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

If I understand you correctly, there is no program I know of that will automatically do that, but you can name them yourself by using the save as in the file menu. you can save it as new folder, new folder 1, new folder 2. Or you could use A new folder, B new folder ect.
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29 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64

@ Britton30 & essenbe:

Hello. Nice to meet you both. I do not believe we have meet before.

Thank you both for your comments.

I am sorry to confuse you Britton30. I hope essenbe is wrong, but essenbe maybe correct in there may be no such 'program' out there. However I am going to state my issue again different again so there should be no more confusion and let Britton30 answer, essenbe re-evaluate essenbe's last comment, or another member comment too. Again, I apologize. I thought my last comment above may of clarified that, but I see it must be still confusing to understand. Let me explain the best way I can in a different way and I will explain in it a simpler means...

Say I already have a folder named "vacation" without the quotes for simplicity that is residing on my desktop. Now INSIDE this folder "vacation" on my desktop, I have a file named "image" without the quotes. Also, I have on my desktop another file named "image" without the quotes. Now, what I want to do is to is place the "image file inside the "vacation" folder. There already is one file with the same file name "image" inside. If I drag and drop it into the "vacation" folder, Windows will alert me that a file with the same name is inside, and it does proceed AT TIMES (NOT ALL THE TIME) a series of windows with options leading up of whether or not I want to keep both files. When i select that I do want to keep both files, it will move the "image" file into the "vacation" folder and rename it according to my example as "image (2)" without the quotes. It adds the " (2)" extension to the file name with a space before the first parenthesis. Now if have another name of "image" file I have created say resting on my desktop, and I want to place it again in the "vacation" folder. I may get a same series of Windows asking if I want to keep both files when I attempt to place the "image" file in the "vacation" folder. If I do get the same series of Windows again and proceed, the "image" file will now be renamed "image (3)". So yes, Windows DOES HAVE a file "a numbering suffix after the file name". However, as I said, this is not always consistent. SO....

Question 1:

I am looking for another program or application that does this for me (WITHOUT the trouble of using a 'mass renaming' file system) as I add a file (or even a folder) that already has the same file name (or folder name) in the folder and keep adding new files or folders that already have the same file name or folder name ONE AT A TIME, besides Windows built-in feature which is not always reliable?

Question 2:

Where in the Windows 7 system (like the system registries and/or the system directories) can I modify or change the Windows 7 built-in file "numbering suffix after the file name" to a systemic sequential numbering system style I want like " - 2", " - 3", etc. instead of the Windows 7 default " (2)", " (3)", etc.?

I hope I have made this more sensible and understandable for you.

Please reply.

Thank you!
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