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I'm not real sophisticated and don't write scripts. I have chopped long MP3 files into many smaller units with names like FILE 1.mp3, file 2.mp3 etc. I need to insert a zero in fron of the number and I have a macro that does that once I've done the left click on the file in windows explorer and selected RENAME. There are MANY files and I'd like to auomate the left click-select RENAME part but I can't get it to work. Is there an easy way, without knowing how to write a script, that I could accomplish this? Even better, can I just put it in front of my macro to insert the zero??

 

Thanks for any help you can give.

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I'm not real sophisticated and don't write scripts. I have chopped long MP3 files into many smaller units with names like FILE 1.mp3, file 2.mp3 etc. I need to insert a zero in fron of the number and I have a macro that does that once I've done the left click on the file in windows explorer and selected RENAME. There are MANY files and I'd like to auomate the left click-select RENAME part but I can't get it to work. Is there an easy way, without knowing how to write a script, that I could accomplish this? Even better, can I just put it in front of my macro to insert the zero??

 

Thanks for any help you can give.

 

 

Hi to automate it without mouse clicks, you can do this: arrow down to select the next mp3, the text type <APP> command brings up the context box like if you had right clicked on it and then m selects the option to rename it.

<TEXTTYPE:<ARROW DOWN>><TEXTTYPE:<APP>><TEXTTYPE:m>

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I'm not real sophisticated and don't write scripts. I have chopped long MP3 files into many smaller units with names like FILE 1.mp3, file 2.mp3 etc. I need to insert a zero in fron of the number and I have a macro that does that once I've done the left click on the file in windows explorer and selected RENAME. There are MANY files and I'd like to auomate the left click-select RENAME part but I can't get it to work. Is there an easy way, without knowing how to write a script, that I could accomplish this? Even better, can I just put it in front of my macro to insert the zero??

 

Thanks for any help you can give.

Alt+F+M

Text Type: <ALT>fm

Why does it work?

 

Alt+F opens the File Menu

M selects Rename

 

<TEXTTYPE:<ALT>fm>

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