How to remove dots between words in file name?

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jhon65
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How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

Hi All
please how to remove dots between words in file name with Everything?

Thanks in advance
NotNull
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by NotNull »

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That is:
- select your files
- press F2
- enable Regex
Old format:
(\.)(?=.*\.)
, New format:
_\2
jhon65
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

Thanks so much
But please which software you use?
I do not have this software that appear in attached screenshot?
keep in mind my prefer renamer app is Bulk Rename Utility.
Also I want to remove the dots and replace it with space only
Thanks again
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by NotNull »

jhon65 wrote: Fri May 22, 2020 11:45 pm But please which software you use?
I do not have this software that appear in attached screenshot?
keep in mind my prefer renamer app is Bulk Rename Utility.

Your original question, in the support section of the Everything forum:
jhon65 wrote: Fri May 22, 2020 4:18 pm please how to remove dots between words in file name with Everything?
So I gave you a way to do this in Everything. Just follow the instructions:
NotNull wrote: Fri May 22, 2020 6:43 pm - select your files
- press F2
- enable Regex
Old format:
(\.)(?=.*\.)
, New format:
_\2
Instead of pressing F2 you can also choose Rename from the File-menu (Menu:File > Rename)
jhon65
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

Thanks so much
Iam so sorry, I made misconception because the forum of Everything and Bulk Rename Utility have the same interface.

Its appear to me you are using certain software from attached screenshot to rename files because Iam not know that Everything can rename files because its primary function is searching.

without further ado,
My bro your code is working for me from (Everything --> File ---> Rename)
but please your code is remove dots anywhere which is not meet with what I want
I want to remove dots between words only (not numbers)

I have list of apps with dots between words in file name such as
Nitro.Pro.13.15.1.282.Ent_x64
Movavi.Photo.Editor.Repack.v4.4.0
NCH.PhotoPad.v6.13
Home.Photostudio.Repack.v16.0
Microsoft.NET.Core.Desktop.Runtime.v3.1.4_x64

So I want to remove dots between words to be such as
Movavi Photo Editor Repack v4.4.0 (I removed the dots manually)

Thanks for your consideration
Thanks for your time.
ovg
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by ovg »

Old:

Code: Select all

(?<=[^\d])\.(?!\d)
New:
Type space symbol (ASCII 32) in field New
NotNull
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by NotNull »

ovg wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 12:02 pm Old:

Code: Select all

(?<=[^\d])\.(?!\d)
New:
Type space symbol (ASCII 32) in field New
Very nice! :thumbsup:

I noticed that the "Nitro" file still had some dots in it: Nitro Pro.13.15.1.282.Ent_x64.txt, so I found myself an excuse to play a bit more with your idea:

Code: Select all

OLD:
(?<=[^\d])\.|\.(?!\d)(?=.*\.)

NEW:
<space><space>

Home   Photostudio   Repack   v16.0.txt
Nitro   Pro   13.15.1.282   Ent_x64.txt
Microsoft   NET   Core   Desktop   Runtime   v3.1.4_x64.txt
Movavi   Photo   Editor   Repack   v4.4.0.txt
NCH   PhotoPad   v6.13.txt
(doubled teh <space> for readability)
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by ovg »

Nice shot! :D
jhon65
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

Thanks so much (NotNull and ovg)
The code (?<=[^\d])\.(?!\d) work for me
Best Regards
ovg
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by ovg »

It seems that

Code: Select all

(?<=[^\d])\.
would be enough ...
jhon65
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

Thanks ovg
Iwill depend on this code (?<=[^\d])\.(?!\d) because it work for me
Best Regards
ovg
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by ovg »

Sorry, it can't be:

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Don't forget type space in the New field
jhon65
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

look my bro this screenshot

https://ibb.co/7QX1BS3

It remove dots anywhere
I do not know why the code is work different for me
ovg
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by ovg »

What is version/bitness of your Ev?
jhon65
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

Version 1.4.1.877 (x64)
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by void »

The following worked for me:

Enable regex

Old format:
(\.)(?=.*\.)

New format:
_

where _ is a space.
ovg
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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by ovg »

It seems a bug in EV 887x64. 887x86 working fine ...

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Re: How to remove dots between words in file name?

Post by jhon65 »

Thanks so much
Thanks for your time and consideration
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