Originally Posted by AlanY
i have a very similar problem that i have filenames in two groups;
1) Hide & seek_ a novel - James Patterson
2) Hide & seek_ a novel - Patterson_ James
i have been trying to change filenames 1) to 2) use the 'Search and Replace Tab' as discribed above method with a few variations but without any success.
as there is no , between the fisrt and last name i just can't get the [Regular Expression] to work.
any help could be much appreciated. many thanks in advance.
Do you have these as "filenames" as posted above, i.e., not yet imported into Calibre, or have you already imported incorrectly and are in a field, like author or title? If they are still files, and you want to import them correctly, you use regex in the Add Books Preferences, while if they are already in the wrong field, you use Search and Replace.