Lightroom: Batch rename folders.

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I've figured out how to batch rename my files how I want them, but no way to rename folders across the board...

Or have I missed something?

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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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Why do you want to rename folders?

Changing your folder structure/scheme?
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It's a long story. Perhaps it suffices to say that there are problems with the present naming scheme, that a new naming scheme would solve.
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I had to go through it some 3 years ago. Switched from a long flat list of to YYYY\YYMMDD - .

I had to do it with a complex, painful and dangerous combination of SQL queries and batch file renaming. ;)

SO, in my case I not only needed renaming, but also automated moving/restructuring.
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Gotcha - thanks. I've also requested folder moving/renaming for SDK which would make restructuring/renaming folder plugins doable. Maybe Lr5 SDK.

I'm using the file renaming technique that I give John Beardy conceptual credit for, in a nutshell:

Have plugin put target filename in IPTC field, so user can rename using reglar template. A little klugy perhaps, but works just dandy...

But I guess I'll live with my folders as is until Lr5, unless I get the courage to do the SQL like you did - it can wait...

And of course there's always the one-at-a-time manual method, would take a few hours, but not days...

Cheers,
Rob
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For batch renaming files, consider:

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...