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Copy files to a folder, how to rename to name(2) like in 7

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    Copy files to a folder, how to rename to name(2) like in 7

    I have a large collection of car photos spanning several years and growing, +300,000. I am now trying to combine them by year of make. There are many files with the same name like "1930 CarMakerName." I cannot take the time to review every conflict at transfer time, much quicker and easier to see them in an Icon view.
    Is there any way to have them automatically renamed like every other previous version of Windows that I have used?

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    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    When there are files names conflicting, click on let me decide for each file. It will show all the files like this :

    To get all files renamed check both folders at the top and it will rename them automatically like you want. It is slower than the old system though, more clicks involved.

    If you really miss the old explorer features, you could try PerigeeCopy, it brings back the old way of copying/moving files to Windows 8. It's free (open-source). And here is a review/guide about it : Queue copy and move operations in Windows with PerigeeCopy | Winaero

    Or you could try an Image Organizer, they are usually designed just for this task, and usually give much more options than the simple File Explorer. I haven't used ACDSee in years, but back then it was very good at this sort of thing. I prefer IrfanView, it's free and has some amazing batch capabilities, it can automatize crop/resize/convert/and much more on multiple images just in a few clicks.

    Here is a pic of Irfanview's batch window :

    and here is one of the Thumbnail Viewer :
    Last edited by oneeyed; 24 Jul 2014 at 21:43.
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    I am with this but maybe I'm just an old dog tired of learning new tricks. Thanks for the quick response.
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