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Windows 7: Rename question

09 Dec 2016   #1

windows7 64 bit
Rename question

I have bat file and i need to rename files in the folder of one server from another server.

Below the sample i tried and didn't work.
Ren "\\\Development\Company\*.txt" "*.bak"
but it's not changing the extension Any suggestion please how to achieve this.

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09 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Do you have the rights to do it on the remote computer?

Do a test
Create a Test folder on \\\Development\Test
Create text files on that folder 1.txt, 2.txt, 3.txt etc
use the cmd Ren "\\\Development\Test\*.txt" "*.bak"

I've used FreeCommander to do a very complex name change. It's very good
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09 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan


Born2achieve, if by server you mean another machine on the local network or another machine on the domain then that command should work given that you have appropriate rights and have connected to the machine with those rights prior to running the rename command. Though, the use of computer names rather than their IP addresses when referencing machines is more common as IP addresses may change depending on your network configurations.

If, instead, by server you mean internet server, then I don't think it works that way. Had it be that easy, the internet would be an insecure mess of anybody connecting and making and changes to anyone’s data.

If you wish to make changes to files on an internet server you must use some FTP program, such as Windows's FTP command, or SSH into the server using the credentials given to you by your hosting service. None of these methods would involve a "ren" command.

So what does your command represent, Born2achieve? A rename on a local network, a rename on a domain, or a rename on a internet server? The approach to each is different.
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