Bulk-renaming Folders
August 31, 2004 7:37 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to bulk rename a bunch of folders in Windows XP by just removing any white space? I want to upload these to a web server and would prefer avoiding the %20 madness.
posted by fletchmuy to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I've had pretty good luck with Flash Renamer. It will rename a batch of files all at once, and has a "find and replace" option which is what you need - you can seek out all space characters and replace them with nothing. It says it works with XP although I've only used it with 2000.
posted by boomchicka at 8:12 AM on August 31, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks, boom, I'm downloading it now. Do you know if it renames folders as well as files? I guess I'll find out soon enough...
posted by fletchmuy at 8:34 AM on August 31, 2004

Response by poster: And...done! Thanks again, boomchicka. It handled the folders without a hitch.
posted by fletchmuy at 8:38 AM on August 31, 2004

This is answered already, but in case anyone's interested, I've found Flexible Renamer to be very useful for this kind of thing. In particular, full regexp support if you're into that kind of thing.
posted by smackfu at 11:45 AM on August 31, 2004

Lupas is by far my fave tool for this of thing.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:15 PM on August 31, 2004

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