Need to rename files by date and time

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  • #29394
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    Kurt Barker

    Hey Team,

    I've never used PowerShell before so I'm a little unaware of the required formatting, and how to use it.

    What I'm wanting to do is rename a bulk number of files (about 2000), in numbered order by the modified date. For example, DSC_001, DSC_002, etc. Where DSC_001 was made before DSC_002, etc. There can be seconds between each photo so exact time is important.

    The method in explorer isn't working for me, even though it's renaming all the files and I sorted by date, the number order doesn't replicate the order of the modified files. After doing a bit of reading I heard PowerShell might be handy.

    I tried googling but I was getting very specific queries of naming files with the date in the title. I want a basic numbered order by modified date.

    If you could talk me through it in a very basic manor, I'd appreciate it.


  • #29395
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    Daniel Krebs

    Hi Kurt,

    You are probably looking for something as simple as below:


  • #29400
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    Kurt Barker

    Thanks Daniel, I'll try this tonight.


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