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  • kurt1111
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how do i rename files on the hd
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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  • ojdo
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Reply #1
This is not done automatically, but only on user request using the File Operations context menu.

  • kurt1111
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Reply #2
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.
I use Columns UI

  • BenB
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how do i rename files on the hd
Reply #3
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.
  • Last Edit: 25 April, 2012, 04:45:42 PM by BenB

  • kurt1111
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how do i rename files on the hd
Reply #4
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?
I use Columns UI

  • tpijag
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how do i rename files on the hd
Reply #5
Keyboard shortcut

  • kurt1111
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Reply #6
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.
I use Columns UI