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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any software that would allow me to rename files containing characters like Σ Ω Λ etc. Pupils have been naming files using these symbols and it is causing problems!

    Thanks!

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    I just tried to add and remove those characters using Renamer, and it worked.

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    Excellent! I'd tried quite a few and they didn't support unicode but this one works Thanks

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    I use this: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/
    It works well, you can use it to rename files using "Regular" expressions, as specified here: Regular-Expressions.info - Regex Tutorial, Examples and Reference - Regexp Patterns it says it does Unicode, although I've never used it.

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    not sure if its possible - but couldnt you just disable both ALT keys on the keyboard and dis allow the use of the windows character utility ?

    Not sure if they use either or both in languages ie in german etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by User3204 View Post
    I use this: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/
    It works well, you can use it to rename files using "Regular" expressions, as specified here: Regular-Expressions.info - Regex Tutorial, Examples and Reference - Regexp Patterns it says it does Unicode, although I've never used it.
    I might take a look at this, but having seen regular expressions before I don't fancy the headache

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    not sure if its possible - but couldnt you just disable both ALT keys on the keyboard and dis allow the use of the windows character utility ?

    Not sure if they use either or both in languages ie in german etc ?
    I think they might use alt for some French characters, but I think some of them use websites to translate english characters into other characters and they just paste it as the filename. I came across the following: Σ Ω Λ Ч ➁ Я я н α ρ т ¢ and a few others I forgot to copy down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Just delete the files!
    Haha, but if you can't search for files with unicode characters how can you find them? Given there are 300,000 files I don't really want to search manually :P Luckily Renamer worked for me so I could just replace the offending characters.

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