Rename music files in bulk
If you have lots of music files, renaming them one at a time will be a timeconsuming process. To rename your files in bulk try using Tagscanner ( www.snipca.com/26007).
Once it’s installed, click Rename (top left), then the ‘Browse for folder’ button (the folder icon with a blue arrow – just below Rename). Navigate to and select your Music folder, then click the Select Folder button. When your music appears in the panel on the left (this might take a few minutes if you have a a big collection), press Ctrl+a to select all the songs (they’ll be highlighted in blue).
Next, click the ‘Filename pattern’ dropdown menu and select ‘%artist% - %album%\%track% - %title%’ (it’s the second option – see screenshot). Tick the ‘Reorganize files’ box, select Move in the dropdown menu to its right, then select your Music folder in the ‘Destination folder’ section. Click Rename and your music files will be renamed (if you want to check that all’s well before taking the plunge, click Preview first).
The renaming process may move some music into another folder, so all that’s left now is a little house-keeping. Open your Music folder in File Explorer and delete any empty folders. You can sort them by size to identify those containing nothing. James Bishop