Overview of Rename file Action

Automation Workshop includes Rename file Action, that performs automated batch renaming files from original to specified names. Specify files to be renamed and their new names by providing some of various available settings such as file masks, file dates, times and attributes as well as variables provided by Trigger or other Action.

Features & highlights:
  • Automatically rename files in local or network folders.
  • File name, type, attribute and date filters allow excluding certain files from being renamed.
  • Extensive logging and error handling provides full accountability.
Usage examples:
  • Insert date, time or other dynamic Variable Wizard values into file name or extension.
  • Change file extensions for files that have been processed by other Actions.
  • Batch rename multiple files in folder.
  • Rename only part of file name.

Rename file

Action propertiesDetails
FileUse file name or mask to specify files to be renamed and their new names.
OptionsSelect whether renaming should be performed only in selected folder or also in its subfolders. Configure file overwrite options.
FilterUse file name, mask or time / date to specify files excludable from renaming.
AttributesSpecify attribute pattern to include files with matching attributes and exclude all others.
ErrorsChoose errors that lead to On Error behavior.
On ErrorConfigure operations to be performed when Rename file Action encounters an error. Available operations include retrying the Action, sending email report, running another task and continuing with next Action or stopping the Task.
Additional notes and resources:
Rename File
Rename File
File / Folder Watcher
File / Folder Watcher
Task Scheduler
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