Lightroom: Export Filename: Remove suffix, keep prefix

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I want to keep a file's original prefix when renaming during an export.

Export > File Naming > Edit -- I only see the option to select a file's suffix.

Example - Original Filenames:

When I do the export and save to a new folder, I want the files to be renamed as:

Is that possible?
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Karrie Dash

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I don't think so. For Lightroom, your file name is simply a name with nine characters. So what you would need to do is say 'use the first four characters only' and that does not exist in the renaming options.
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If you have Bridge, you could do it with a regular expression \_.*$ and the batch rename command:

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In LR, there is no possibility to extract a prefix out of the original file name that have bee generated by th camera.