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script to shorten file names (mainly roms) to fatx lengh?


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so i have about 1k roms which file names are too long to be transfered to to character limit on fatx, how can i shorten the names (in bulk) without doing 1,000+ renames (also the xored mini trainer pack had the same issue not just as much of a pain (bout 5-6 etm's)

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no i use fatxplorer which doesn't anyways I use BRU (bulk rename utility) with these settings

regex match (.{20}) replace /1

Remove from 49 (I just lowballed the number so the file name will only be 48 characters) to 999 and click the sym (symbol) checkbox which will remove symbols),  also go to renaming options---->prevent duplicates then select all your files you want to rename and hit rename on the lower left corner,better yet Ill include my settings file just go to File and open load it and your ready to rename I hope that config file helps someone else out (also the program is freeware


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