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#1 margott

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

Hi I have a windows vista 32 system and I would like to know how batch select, or find files, sharing a common text feature in the title and then delete that feature.
to be clear, say I have a number of file archives taken from various sources and although they are easily identifiable and searchable they all share the same feature in the title, i.e. a number.
So I have the following:
01 the cramps - you got good taste
01 white rabbits - percussion gun
09 yo la tengo - return to hot chicken
01 the pipettes - real feelness
03 the gossip - standing in the way of control
12 mc5 - kick out the jams
what i would like to do is identify the files with numbers in them, at the start of the file name, and then delete them: the numbers not the file. If i can't identify numbers in general then identify the files by '01,' and then remove the '01' from all the files that have it at the start of the title
I am trying to organise my music files, and I have a program called 'Dr Tag' which does this, but not with the file extension '.OTS' which is specific to the application i want to use the 'OTS' files in.
I use the 'everything' search application from void tools, and if i type in N:/*.ots 01 that will identify all instances of file names that have '01' in the title anywhere in that disc drive, but of course unless I go through each file individually and change the name by hand, its not really a help.
So could someone suggest a freeware app that will do this, or even a payware one, but I would prefer a freeware one.
Thanks for you time
margott

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