Hi all, I am trying to find a powershell script that would help me with creating and renaming in the following scenario: I have lots of single video files ("Videonames.avi") in seperate folders, also included in each folder is a single image file ("Pictures.jpg"). What I would like to do is create a 2nd identical Image File ("Pictures.jpg") and rename this Image to the single Video Filename
Example Before: C:\Temp\Videos\Terminator\Terminator (1984).avi C:\Temp\Videos\Terminator\Picture.jpg
Example After: C:\Temp\Videos\Terminator\Terminator (1984).avi C:\Temp\Videos\Terminator\Picture.jpg C:\Temp\Videos\Terminator\Terminator (1984).jpg
Many thanks to anyone that can help. As I am a noobie at powershell, I do have other questions to ask later if this can be solved.
by JeffH at 2012-08-22 18:20:59
This is a little tricky and certainly not intuitive for a beginner. But assuming the video folders are all top level, such as under C:\temp\videos, something like this will work.
The first part gets just the directories under C:\Temp\Videos. Then for each directory I'm getting the AVI and JPG file objects. This will only work if there is a single AVI. I get the basename from the AVi, and use it to define a new name. Finally I copy the jpg using the new name as the destination.
by Mondeoman at 2012-08-23 03:19:31
Excellent Jeff and thank you. Will be back shortly with a few more tricky questions.