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Square brackets in filenames

Discussion in 'Support' started by ThomasG, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. ThomasG

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    Hi,
    I've tried to search the help and forum but have not found the (obviously simple) solution to handle filenames with square brackets. Like in

    ren "PictureA [1200x900].jpg" "Pict001 [1200x900].jpg"
    ren "PictureB [1200x900].jpg" "Pict002 [1200x900].jpg"
    ... and so on.
    Error message is "There are no more files"

    Tried setdos /x-7, as suggested in another post, but no help.

    /Thomas
     
  2. Frank

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    Hi,
    here the processing of files with "[" is working.
    I've seen these error messages before if I do fileoperations with /S and there are empty subdirectories.
    Code:
    C:\Temp\sqbr >alias dh=dir  /a:-d /o:-d /p /[d-0]
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >setdos /x0
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >echo. > test[file]01.dat
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >dh
     
    Volume in drive C is OSDISK        Serial number is a444:6ef4
    Directory of  C:\Temp\sqbr\*
     
    12/11/2012  15:04              2  test[file]01.dat
                    2 bytes in 1 file and 0 dirs    4,096 bytes allocated
      386,507,780,096 bytes free
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >ren test[file]01.dat test_file_01.*
    C:\Temp\sqbr\test[file]01.dat -> C:\Temp\sqbr\test_file_01.dat
        1 file renamed
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >dh
     
    Volume in drive C is OSDISK        Serial number is a444:6ef4
    Directory of  C:\Temp\sqbr\*
     
    12/11/2012  15:04              2  test_file_01.dat
                    2 bytes in 1 file and 0 dirs    4,096 bytes allocated
      386,507,780,096 bytes free
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >echo. > "PictureA [1200x900].jpg"
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >dh
     
    Volume in drive C is OSDISK        Serial number is a444:6ef4
    Directory of  C:\Temp\sqbr\*
     
    12/11/2012  15:04              2  PictureA [1200x900].jpg
    12/11/2012  15:04              2  test_file_01.dat
                    4 bytes in 2 files and 0 dirs    8,192 bytes allocated
      386,507,780,096 bytes free
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >ren "PictureA [1200x900].jpg" "Pict001 [1200x900].jpg"
    C:\Temp\sqbr\PictureA [1200x900].jpg -> C:\Temp\sqbr\Pict001 [1200x900].jpg
        1 file renamed
     
    C:\Temp\sqbr >dh
     
    Volume in drive C is OSDISK        Serial number is a444:6ef4
    Directory of  C:\Temp\sqbr\*
     
    12/11/2012  15:04              2  Pict001 [1200x900].jpg
    12/11/2012  15:04              2  test_file_01.dat
                    4 bytes in 2 files and 0 dirs    8,192 bytes allocated
      386,507,780,096 bytes free
    
     

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