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19 May 2011   #1
stevefergy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
How Do I..........??

I have various music cd's contained within a folder on my pc. When I open, for example, the folder for Madonna's Greatest Hits, all it shows is the title of the track. Is there a way of inserting the word 'Madonna -' in front of all the tracks WITHOUT having to type 'Madonna -' in front of ALL the tracks?
BEFORE
Vogue
La Isla Bonita
Like A Prayer
Dear Jessie

[U]AFTER[U]
Madonna - Vogue
Madonna - La Isla Bonita
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Madonna - Dear Jessie


Hope the above makes sense!
Many thanks
Steve


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19 May 2011   #2
TCG

 
 

  • Download the attached file, save it somewhere handy.
  • Copy it into the folder containing the music files you want to rename.
  • Double click the ren.vbs file and it will ask you to specify a prefix. Enter what you want, press OK, and it will rename everything that is inside the same folder with the prefix you specified.
  • Either delete the vbs file now that you're done with it or move it to another folder and continue renaming.
FILE ATTACHMENT: ren.vbs
Code:
Dim fso, Path, Folder, Prefix, File

set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Path = ".\"

Set Folder = fso.GetFolder(Path)

Prefix = InputBox("Input the filename prefix", "Mass Rename Script")

If Prefix = "" Then WScript.Quit

For Each File In folder.Files

    If fso.GetExtensionName(File.Path) <> "vbs" Then
      File.Name = Prefix & File.Name
    End If
    
Next

wscript.quit


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21 May 2011   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

copy "Madonna - " and paste it into every track before the track name. Hey, it saves typing it out....
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23 May 2011   #4
allend66

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

Lopesoft's File Menu Tools ahs an advanced renamer where you can insert and delete text strings. It's free and has other useful properties.
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24 May 2011   #5
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi, steve. You should really consider organizing your music collection properly, if you want to continue backing up your audio CDs. Almost any tag editing program (should) have an option to read the file tags and rename the actual files according to your preferences, so you can save time renaming them yourselves or using a script like the one posted above (though I find this handy for certain pictures imported from a camera, so thanks for that, TCG )
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24 May 2011   #6
TCG

 
 

Glad I could help Gornot
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24 May 2011   #7
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
copy "Madonna - " and paste it into every track before the track name. Hey, it saves typing it out....
Thats my method.
I usually put the track number next, just to keep it all in order when loading onto a device.

Looking at TCG's script, it could also work, if all your media is filenamed in the same format.
Wouldnt be hard to modify it to replace underscores with spaces too, while youre at it.

But remember, :cough: piracy is a crime, so make sure the content you have is legal blah blah blah boatstuff.
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25 May 2011   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
But remember, :cough: piracy is a crime, so make sure the content you have is legal blah blah blah boatstuff.
Unless you live in a "third-world" country where a 15 audio CD is 1/10 of a monthly pay, yet you have a colossal collection to maintain
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01 Jun 2011   #9
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

You could use Foobar 2000 it has a really good rename feature, very in depth.
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01 Jun 2011   #10
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
copy "Madonna - " and paste it into every track before the track name. Hey, it saves typing it out....
gotta be some kinda zen -most excellent..!!
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