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Old 04-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Question Bulk import - possibly stupid question

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I've a large number (~2500) ebooks in various formats spread out over various PCs and I'm using Calibre to consolidate them all into one location, my problem is this:

Around 50-60% of the books are named {Genre} - {Author} - {Title}.format, and when imported have the Author and Title fields switched as well as including {genre} into the author field. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to bulk-rename all the files and folder to something that Calibre will interpret correctly? I'm running on a Windows box, but can get Linux up in a VM if that's going to be quicker/easier.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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click the arrow next to edit metadata and choose bulk edit IIRC there's an option to bulk swap title and author
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The swap Author/Title button works perfectly, the problem I have is stripping out the {Genre} tag in front. I was hoping there would be some hidden feature that would let me import that into the Tags field automagically .
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re-import using an appropriate filename regex
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