File manager question

camay123

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I have to do a small work for a porfessor at the University.

Basically the work is : renaming and adding extension to some database file.

The prof as two distinct database with around 1000 files in each.

The first database, I have to rename all the files to have the extension .wpd

The second database, I have to add the extension .wpd to the existing file structure,
ie: testing.099 will become either testing099.wpd or testing.099.wpd

Now, I could always do it manually for each file, but is there a powerfull file manager that will let me do what I need to do ?
 

Nemesis_5

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I am not an expert in MS DOS, but I would suggest opening up a DOS window and typing the following:

rename *.* *.wpd

This will give add the .wpd extension to all of the files in the directory, and you should be finished renaming all 2000 files in about 30 seconds or so. :D
 
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Nemesis_5 said:
I am not an expert in MS DOS, but I would suggest opening up a DOS window and typing the following:

rename *.* *.wpd

This will give add the .wpd extension to all of the files in the directory, and you should be finished renaming all 2000 files in about 30 seconds or so. :D
Uh, no, that won't work. You can't rename files all in the same directory with a wildcard. Only one unique name per file, per directory.
Hit #1 using "mass rename files" as the search query on google.
 
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