Copying and Renaming Files in GUI

All about user-defined episode / movie format expressions
Post Reply
vergs
Posts: 5
Joined: 27 Mar 2018, 01:23

Copying and Renaming Files in GUI

Post by vergs » 27 Mar 2018, 01:31

I've just purchased Filebot from the Windows Store and have a question.

What I would like to achieve is copy (not move) a file from the download folder to a permanent location for media and rename it. I know how to manually copy the file then rename, but can I get Filebot to move the file and rename it via the GUI? Or do I need to use some sort of command line script? If so can someone direct me to examples?

TIA,
vergs

User avatar
rednoah
The Source
Posts: 16101
Joined: 16 Nov 2011, 08:59
Location: Taipei
Contact:

Re: Copying and Renaming Files in GUI

Post by rednoah » 27 Mar 2018, 02:43

You can right-click the Rename button and then select Copy. That way you can Copy files to their destination paths instead of Moving them.

Make sure to use an absolute destination path in your format, e.g.

Code: Select all

X:/Media/{plex}
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.

vergs
Posts: 5
Joined: 27 Mar 2018, 01:23

Re: Copying and Renaming Files in GUI

Post by vergs » 27 Mar 2018, 03:28

Thanks for that. Where do I set the copy location? By default it makes a copy in the same folder.

vergs
Posts: 5
Joined: 27 Mar 2018, 01:23

Re: Copying and Renaming Files in GUI

Post by vergs » 27 Mar 2018, 06:03

I've worked it out, you set it in the 'Options'> 'Edit Format' section.

Cheers.

User avatar
rednoah
The Source
Posts: 16101
Joined: 16 Nov 2011, 08:59
Location: Taipei
Contact:

Re: Copying and Renaming Files in GUI

Post by rednoah » 27 Mar 2018, 06:55

You can also just double-click the New Names item and then modify the path format template. ;)
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.

Post Reply