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CSV List Rename

CSV is short for Comma Separated Values. It is a general term for a file containing structured data, much like a database or an Excel spreadsheet. The data is contained in a plain text file with a .csv file extention. Each column in the file is separated by a character, typically a comma, but other characters are used as well. In particular the Tab character is used (sometimes also known as tsv files; Tab Separated Values). Excel, Open Office Calc and most other data managing software can export CSV files.

Flash Rename can load CSV files and rename according to its content. The file should contain two columns; one with the old ("current") filenames and one with the new ("replacement") filenames. Filenames will be matched according to the content in the old column, and if a match is found, renamed to it's counterpart in the new column.


CSV File:
Files on disk before:
Files on disk after: