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Windows 7: renaming lots of music files

31 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
renaming lots of music files


first of all, sorry if this is in the wrong place.

i'd like to change lots of music files their names, because when i rip them of cd they have a number in front (like 01, 02 ect.) i dont want that.

is there a fast way to do this other than "f2 -> home -> delete -> enter" over and over again.

i hope to hear a way how to soon :)



tagscanner worked like magic, a really great program :) thanks again. i dont know how to make this thread solved so if anyone would do that, that'd be awesome

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31 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark



This might not be exactly what you're after but...

You can change the way WMP rips music to the point of customising how the filename works. If you open WMP and click Organize > Options then the Rip Music tab. Click File Name and deselect Track Number and it'll only import the song title.

renaming lots of music files-wmp12-rip-settings.png

If you have the available time you could re-rip your CD's using the above settings. In the meantime hopefully someone may be able to get a batch file together to rename what you've already ripped.


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31 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install

Two solutions for you, depending on what you want to rename the mp3s to.

1 - best option, try Tagscanner. This will rename your files to anything you tell it to. Track title. Artist - Track title. Track number track title... the possibilities are almost endless. Has the added advantage of online database (, gracenote etc) for one click multiple renaming.

2 - try File Menu Tools. This is a right click utility that has an advanced renaming function. change, insert, delete, change values.... very useful.

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31 Mar 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

wow, thanks guys :)

i'll try the options out tonight when i'm home

thanks again
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31 Mar 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit


is there a good mp4 converter (to mp3)? The one i use does max. 3 minutes and deletes the rest of the song.

The one i use is just called "mp4 to mp3 converter"

Figured it would fit here as its about the same songs, some of them.
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