Efficiently rename files in SharePoint to remove unwanted spaces before file extensions with the Bulk Rename Utility, preventing sync issues and ensuring smoother file management.
File names with leading or trailing spaces can cause synchronization problems in SharePoint and OneDrive. This guide provides a method for batch renaming these files to comply with best practices for file naming.
Discover the use of Bulk Rename Utility to quickly and reliably remove unwanted spaces from file names.
Follow these steps to correct file names and prevent potential sync errors:
- Download the Bulk Rename Utility from the official site: https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php
- Navigate to the parent folder from which you want to rename files.
- Select 'Trim' in the 'Remove' section to remove spaces.
- Enable 'Subfolders' in the 'Filters' section to apply changes to all subdirectories.
- Click 'Rename' to apply the changes, or 'Preview' to review before confirming.
- Ensure you have a backup of your files before performing bulk operations to prevent accidental loss.
- Consider testing the process on a small number of files to confirm the results before applying to all files.
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