Move to folder during rename

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mballe
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Move to folder during rename

Post by mballe » 15 Mar 21 23:49

I thought it would be possible to move a file to a subfolder as part of renaming it, but I have not yet gotten it to work.

I tried using this simple rule to move a file into a subfolder named after the file extension.

%FileExtension{pathdelimiter=y}%FileName.%FileExtension

What am I doing wrong?

Hert
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Re: Move to folder during rename

Post by Hert » 16 Mar 21 11:48

mballe wrote:
15 Mar 21 23:49
%FileExtension{pathdelimiter=y}%FileName.%FileExtension

What am I doing wrong?
You're missing the file path. try this:

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%FilePath{pathdelimiter=y}%FileExtension{pathdelimiter=y}%FileName.%FileExtension
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mballe
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Re: Move to folder during rename

Post by mballe » 16 Mar 21 16:28

Thanks. That worked.

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Renaming a file into a subfolder forgets to move xmp sidecar file

Post by mballe » 16 Mar 21 16:50

If you rename a file, and the rename rule moves the file into a subfolder, the associated xmp sidecar files are not moved with the file.

One example is this simple rule:

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%FilePath{pathdelimiter=y}%FileExtension{pathdelimiter=y}%FileName.%FileExtension

Hert
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Re: Renaming a file into a subfolder forgets to move xmp sidecar file

Post by Hert » 16 Mar 21 17:15

Works fine here
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mballe
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Re: Renaming a file into a subfolder forgets to move xmp sidecar file

Post by mballe » 16 Mar 21 19:28

Not for files that would normally have xmp embedded, like JPG and DNG

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Re: Renaming a file into a subfolder forgets to move xmp sidecar file

Post by Hert » 17 Mar 21 9:32

Ah yes, that will be fixed in the next build
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Re: Move to folder during rename

Post by mballe » 17 Mar 21 18:17

Thanks Hert. Works perfect with latest build.

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Re: Move to folder during rename

Post by mballe » 18 Mar 21 4:36

Except for one for problem. For versioned Raw(DNG)+JPG+xmp, only the Raw and xmp is moved to the subfolder.

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Re: Move to folder during rename

Post by Hert » 18 Mar 21 16:17

The rename feature works on selected files.

If you want to rename all versioned files then:
1. Select your version set(s)
2. Right click on a version set
3. Select Show More -> From This Version Set
4. Select all files
5. Start the rename
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