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Recurse and Rename


Description : Recurses down a directory tree and renames files

<%@ Language=VBScript %>
Option Explicit
'Script: RecurseAndRename.asp
'Version: 1.1
'Function: Recurses down a directory tree and renames
' any files in the directories that have blanks in their filename.
' ###
' ###
'Author: Jeremy Nevill
' jeremy@nevill.co.uk, October 2000
'Website: http://www.lisys.com - ASP/SQL/XML Development, Scripts and Tools
'Copyright: Copyright 2000 Lateral Information Systems Ltd, All Rights Reserved
'License: RecurseAndRename.asp may be used and modified free of charge by anyone
' so long as this copyright notice and the comments above remain intact.
' By using this code you agree to indemnify Lateral Information Systems Ltd
' from any liability that might arise from it's use.
' Selling the code for this program without prior written consent is
' expressly forbidden.
' Obtain permission before redistributing this software over the Internet or
' in any other medium. In all cases copyright and header must remain intact
'Last Upd: 10/01/01 Added safety bEnabled variable, also made script rename in start dir.
' INSTRUCTIONS - 10/01/01
' =======================
' This script renames files, as a couple of people have run it and had problems
' I have modified the script to require the user to modify the bEnabled
' variable to true for renaming to actually take place. (Go to Line 42 to enable this script)

Dim bEnabled
Dim fso 'as file system object
Dim nTotalFilesRenamed 'as integer

bEnabled=False '**** Set to false the script will not rename files, change this to true for renaming to take place.
Server.ScriptTimeout=120 'Set the page timeout to 2 mins
Const sStartDirectory="c: emp" '*** This is the starting directory
'Be carefull where you start as this
'script renames any file under this dir
'that contain blanks. ***

'Setup the file system object
Set fso = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
<title>Recurse And Rename (http://www.lisys.com)</title>
Body {
background-color: #FFFFFF;
color: #000000;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, "MS sans serif";

TD {
background-color: #FFFFFF;
color: #000000;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, "MS sans serif";
font-size: 70%

.TableTitle {
background-color: #FFFFCE;

.Summary {
background-color: #FFCE9C;

.Rename {
background-color: #FFFF9C;
<table width="60%" border="1" align="center" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">
<td Class="TableTitle"><b>Recurse And Rename - Script from <a href="http://www.lisys.com">lisys.com</a></b>

<i>Start Directory: <%=sStartDirectory %></i></td>
If bEnabled=False Then
Response.Write "<tr><td class=""TableTitle""><b>This script is disabled, please read the instructions (only a couple of lines) to enable it!</b></td></tr>" & vbCrLf
End If

'Start with current folder
Response.Write "<tr><td>" & sStartDirectory & "</td></tr>" & vbCrLf
Call RenameFilesStripBlanks(sStartDirectory)

'Call the RecurseFolder function to recurse down from the start directory.
Call RecurseFolder(sStartDirectory, fso)
<td Class="TableTitle">Total Files Renamed: <%=nTotalFilesRenamed %></i></td>

Sub RecurseFolder(sPath, fso)
'Page: RecurseFolder(sPath, fso)
'Function: Recurses down folders from sPath calling the
' function to rename files with blanks
Dim fFolder, fSubFolders, fSubFolder

Set fFolder = fso.GetFolder(sPath)
Set fSubFolders = fFolder.SubFolders

'Now recurse for each subfolder in the sPath folder...
For Each fSubFolder In fSubFolders

Response.Write "<tr><td>" & sPath & "" & fSubFolder.name & "</td></tr>" & vbCrLf

'Rename all files in this directory where filename contains blanks
RenameFilesStripBlanks(sPath & "" & fSubFolder.name)

'*** Call self to recurse down folders
Call RecurseFolder(sPath & "" & fSubFolder.name, fso)


End Sub

Sub RenameFilesStripBlanks(sPath)
'Page: RenameFilesStripBlanks(sPath)
'Function: Renames all files in sPath directory where
' file contains a blank space - remove this space
Dim nFilesRenamed, drive, folder, filelist, file, sNewFile


Set drive = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set folder = drive.GetFolder(sPath)
Set filelist = folder.files

For Each file In filelist
sNewFile=Replace(file.name," ","")
If (sNewFile<>file.name And bEnabled=True) Then

Response.Write "<tr><td class=""Rename"">" & "Rename:" & file.name & " to " & sNewFile & "</td></tr>"

'If the new filename does not exist then change file, else flag to user
If Not(fso.FileExists(sPath & "" & sNewFile)) Then

'Rename the file
file.name = sNewFile


Response.Write "<tr><td class=""Rename"">" & "Renamed File Exists:" & file.name & " to " & sNewFile & "</td></tr>"

End If

'Increment the files renamed counter
nFilesRenamed=nFilesRenamed + 1

End If


'Inform user of number of files renamed in current directory
If nFilesRenamed<>0 Then
Response.Write "<tr><td class=""Summary"">" & nFilesRenamed & " Renamed" & "</td></tr>" & vbCrLf
End If

'Increment the total files renamed counter
nTotalFilesRenamed=nTotalFilesRenamed + nFilesRenamed

End Sub


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