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Windows 7: Syncing names of files in different folder (structures)

02 Oct 2017   #1
PaulE

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Syncing names of files in different folder (structures)

Hi guys!

I'm looking for a tool/mechansim to sync the names of files.

I got some pictures in folder A
and
I got same pictures in folder B and some of its sub-folders.
than I renamed some of the images in folder B and its sub-folders.
now I want to rename the same images in folder A like they are renamed in B. like syncing the names from B to A.

Is it clear what I want?
Is there a tool for doing this?

KR,
Paul


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03 Oct 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Simple enough use built in robocopy and use mirror option you can get a GUI for robocopy if you can't use cmd line
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03 Oct 2017   #3
PaulE

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

But I only want to sync the names of the images ... not the files it selfs ...
the structure should not be the same ...

Before:
folder A:
/A/Image1
/A/Image2
folder B:
/B/123/picture1
/B/abc/picture2

After
folder A:
/A/picture1
/A/picture2
folder B:
/B/123/picture1
/B/abc/picture2
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03 Oct 2017   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

If I can make a suggestion, Simply process each image and refrain from deleting the older image versions.

To illustrate:
produce /A/Image1 and process /B/123/image1
then make copy of /A/image1 and call it /A/image2.
Do what editing you need in /A/image2 and process /B/abc/image2.

In this way, /B/123/image1 always refers to /A/Image1
and /B/abc/image2 always refers to /A/image2

Does that help?
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04 Oct 2017   #5
PaulE

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No. There are 1000 pictures, doing something manually would be crazy.
Thats why I want to have a tool for it.
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05 Oct 2017   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hi Paul,

Then you would want something like version control software for your pictures.

The only alternative that I can think of is to check out what workflow features are available in your picture editor. Some editors allow the user to make virtual copies of an original file - You might find that a good compromise solution.

Either way, you could find yourself adopting two workflows, one to maintain your present 1000 pictures, and another workflow to update any new images that you produce.
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05 Oct 2017   #7
PaulE

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

hmmm why version control should help in any way?
And what does my picture editor has to do with this?
Seems I did not explain it very well ... sorry for that.

1) I have 1000 pictures in folder A, not only in the root folder but also in some sub-folders.
2) I have some of these pictures copied to folder B.
3) The name of some of the pictures in folder A and its sub-folder are changed.
Now I want to have the corresponding pictures in folder B change their names like the pictures in A.

Step 1-3 is done. and are not object to change/or influence.

Actually the software would have to take each picture in B scan for a file with same content (with checksum) in folder A -> if found rename picture in folder B.
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06 Oct 2017   #8
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulE View Post

Actually the software would have to take each picture in B scan for a file with same content (with checksum) in folder A -> if found rename picture in folder B.
That sounds more like a file comparison utility. File comparison compares files in different directories and reports duplicate entries. Most programs would offer to delete duplicate entries once found, which you are not looking for - some programs might have an automatic file renaming feature.

This article Comparison_of_file_comparison_tools from wikipedia might just give you a tool you want. I cant recommend any as I dont use them.
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