Rename file Action

Specify files to be renamed. File input line supports path, filename and file mask as well as variables that can be used either separately or in various combinations. Multiple inputs must be separated by | (vertical bar / pipe).

File propertiesDetails
Old nameSpecify files to rename. Available options include providing full path and filename or file mask. If path is not specified, Action is performed in current folder. Read more about specifying file masks and wildcards.
New nameSpecify new name or naming scheme (file mask) for files being renamed. New name parameter does not support multiple inputs. File rename Action does not move or copy files to another location; if full path is specified in New name input, only a part related to file name will be used. Read more about specifying rename wildcards.
BrowseBrowseUse Browse button to specify particular file or folder on disk, on LAN (local area network) shares, etc.
Variable WizardVariable WizardUse Variable Wizard button to specify more advanced input, such as, taking parameters from file, associated Trigger or other Action.
Rename file Action File properties
Additional notes:
  • Automation Workshop supports Unicode file names, and path up to 32,000 characters, providing a necessary capacity when performing automated file renaming.
  • Rename file Action always sets archive attribute to files when rename operation is performed.
  • It renames also read-only files.
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