Rename Folders

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Rename Folders

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How do I organize files into a nice file and folder structure?

Please configure {plex} as your preferred file and folder naming scheme via Double-Click New Names Item ➔ Image Edit Format. That will ensure that all your files are organized into a nice file and folder structure. New folders are created and left behind empty folders are deleted.

:arrow: Please read FAQ #1 for details.

:arrow: Please read Companion Files for details on how to copy along companion files such as artwork and extras.


How do I literally just rename folders?

If you want to literally just rename folders (as opposed to organizing the files inside) then you can use Folder Mode. In Folder Mode, each Folder item is treated as if it was a File item. A Folder item is processed as a single unit, just like a single file. The folder content is not touched, just like the file content.

:idea: You can use Folder Mode by holding the Link-Drop modifier (i.e. Ctrl+Shift+Drop on Windows, or Option+Shift+Drop on macOS) when dropping files. If you Link-Drop a folder, then that folder will be added to the list as a single item, thus allowing you to process a folder as a single item as if it was a single file.


:idea: The -d option can be used to pass in Folder items via command-line arguments:

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$ filebot -rename -d * --db TheMovieDB -non-strict --log INFO
[MOVE] from [Avatar] to [Avatar (2009)]

:!: You can only rename Movie / Episode folders, just like you can only rename Movie / Episode files. You cannot rename Series folders or Season folders.

:!: If you are organizing Movie folders in Folder Mode for {plex} then you need to adjust your format to {plex.parent} to account for the fact that you are organizing parent folders rather files.
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.
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