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Change photo file names back from yyyymmdd-name.jpg to name.jpg

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Lightroom Classic version 11.4
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  1. Windows 11
Some time ago I changed photo names from name.jpg to yyyymmdd-name.jpg to avoid same name issues. Now I had an external HD fail and have many files with the yyyymmddd.... name but catalog filenames are name.jpg only. I can easily find the missing photos on the backup drive by folder names as capture date, but the filenames don't match (yyyymmddd.name.jpg does not equal name.jpg). I can identify the missing photo but only one at a time. How can I rename the yyyy etc files to be name (only).jpg as they were originally?
 
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Palo Alto, CA
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I use "Bulk Rename Utility" from TGRMN Software (Windows only). It is free for personal use. Here's the URL https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/

There are literally hundreds of others to choose from as well. Pretty powerful but entry screen is a bit complex in order to support that power. You probably only need the "Replace (3)" panel or the Remove (5) panel for what you need to do.

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Puget Sound
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I use "Bulk Rename Utility" from TGRMN Software (Windows only). It is free for personal use. Here's the URL https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/

There are literally hundreds of others to choose from as well. Pretty powerful but entry screen is a bit complex in order to support that power. You probably only need the "Replace (3)" panel or the Remove (5) panel for what you need to do.

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Have to agree that it looks a bit intimidating, but is really quite helpful and powerful.

--Ken
 
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