Rename errorin Vista - multiple file rename

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by James136, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. James136

    James136 Guest

    I have a folder containing 17 files:

    01 Track.mp3
    02 Track.mp3

    up to

    17 Track.mp3



    I want to rename them and use the same procedure as in XP:

    1. highlight all files
    2. right-click the first file (01), select 'rename' and type in Track (01)
    3. Sure enought, the files are renamed to Track (01), Track (2)....Track (17)


    BUT

    The original 01 Track.mp3 is not Track (01) in fact
    05 Track 5.mp3 is now Track (01)
    06 Track 6.mp3 is now Track (02) etc

    and so-on, so the files are now out of order

    This is unusable - is it just me or is anyone else finding this?
     
    James136, Apr 3, 2008
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  2. Hi,

    I tried to reproduce the steps and it worked for me.
    So I'm probably missing something :)

    Are the file names in the form

    01 Track.mp3
    02 Track.mp3
    03 Track.mp3
    04 Track.mp3

    or

    01 Track 1.mp3
    02 Track 2.mp3
    03 Track 3.mp3
    04 Track 4.mp3

    ?

    And just to make sure I understand, the problem is output out of order -
    like file 6 being renamed file 1, etc. Is that correct?

    Thanks!
    --Malu
     
    Malu Menezes [MSFT], Apr 4, 2008
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  3. James136

    James136 Guest

    Thanks for the reply. In answer to your question the files were named

    01 track.mp3

    etc


    I have just reproduced it with a different set of files.
    I have reproduced with 12 files named

    01-jerry_kilgore-whats_it_take_to_get_a_drink_in_here.mp3
    up to
    12-jerry_kilgore-lookin_for_a_highway.mp3

    ie 12 (legally bought!) tracks

    renaming these 12 at once to Track (01) ...Track (12) yes the renames are
    out of order eg track (01) is now the original '12 jerry kilgore...' etc

    Edit -> undo rename undoes the rename and the tracks are back in the correct
    order
     
    James136, Apr 4, 2008
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  4. James136

    James136 Guest

    I have again repeated it with 6 files named
    1.mp3
    2.mp3
    to
    6.mp3


    Using bulk rename to rename starting test (01).mp3 gives

    file 1.mp3 -> test(2).mp3
    file 2.mp3 -> test(3).mp3
    file 3.mp3 -> test(4).mp3
    file 4.mp3 -> test(5).mp3
    file 5.mp3 -> test(6).mp3
    file 6.mp3 -> test(01).mp3

    Edit -> undo undoes the rename and the files are in correct order

    Note: I don't think it is always 1 -> 2 etc yesterday file 6 was being
    renamed Track (11) etc
     
    James136, Apr 4, 2008
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