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how do i rename files on the hd, [Moderation: automatically according to when tag fields are edited]
kurt1111
post Mar 15 2012, 03:45
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how do i rename files on the hard disk using the title field in foobar? The name changes in foobar but not on the hard disk.


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post Mar 15 2012, 09:33
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This is not done automatically, but only on user request using the File Operations context menu.


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post Apr 25 2012, 06:48
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Ok, I read through that link. I Couldn't find the answer. I would like to just click the title field in the play list, then type in the name and have foobar change both the play list name and the filename. I had this working in a precious foobar setup I just can't remember how I did it. Any help is much appreciated.


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post Apr 25 2012, 21:45
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1. Select the files you want to rename
2. Right-click on them to bring up the context menu
3. Go to "File Operations> Rename to..."
4. In the dialog that opens, select the rename pattern you want or input your own
5. Click "Run"

As far as I know, there is no option/component to alter a tag which would automatically rename the file according to that tag. I don't think you'd find much demand for such a feature even if it were an option.

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post Apr 27 2012, 03:33
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QUOTE (BenB @ Apr 25 2012, 21:45) *
1. Select the files you want to rename
2. Right-click on them to bring up the context menu
3. Go to "File Operations> Rename to..."
4. In the dialog that opens, select the rename pattern you want or input your own
5. Click "Run"

As far as I know, there is no option/component to alter a tag which would automatically rename the file according to that tag. I don't think you'd find much demand for such a feature even if it were an option.


Thanks for the answer. I often have to rename hundreds files at a time, each file has to be named after what the file sounds like, so there is no predictable pattern to the naming. A featue like that would be extremely helpfull to me. Anyways, is it possible to somehow cut down on the amount of clicks to get to the renaming?


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post May 16 2012, 23:43
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Ok got that working now, Is it possible to perform this operation after the file has just been played? atm I'm getting the "failed: file is already in use" error. I can only perform this operation if I start playing the next file then go back and rename the previous file.


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