How to Rename a File


#1

Hi,

Is there any way to use Listary to rename a file? If not, please implement this ASAP! It’s extremely useful.

Thanks,

Steve


#2

Hi All,

I’ve found a way to rename a file. See the attached image to configure a custom action that will do it.

In case the above image is blurry:

Hotkey:
Keyword: ren
Name: Rename
Path: powershell.exe
Parameter: Rename-Item -Path “{action_path}” –NewName ”{query}”
[x] Silent
[ ] Run as Administrator

To invoke it, let’s say that you have a file named “velleman1992.pdf.” This is a philosophy journal article that I downloaded. I like to rename such files so that I can tell what they are by their filenames. The name of the journal article is, “What Happens When Someone Acts?”

So, to find and rename it using Listary, type:

Ctrl-Ctrl
velleman1992
(right-arrow)
ren What Happens When Someone Acts-Velleman.pdf

Boom!

Done.

I hope this helps someone.

Thanks,

Steve