Renaming files mistake, now missing the dot before filetype, how to restore?

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Renaming files mistake, now missing the dot before filetype, how to restore?

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I renamed a lot of files last night to get rid of "." in filenames. Lets say I wanted "my.hound.avi" to be renamed to "my dog.avi". After I did this, all files in root, on all disks, now misses the "." before the filetype. File is now named "my dog avi" and not "my dog.avi". An easy way to fix this?
(This is all sort of filetypes. avi, mkv, iso, img, jpg and so on).

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When ALL extensions having 3 length:
MultiRename with FileName [N1--5] and Ext [N-3-1]
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I must admit I don't have the knowledge to understand this...

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Re: Error renaming files, missing . before filetype

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Use the Search & Replace part in MRT
Importand Remove the [e] selection
Search for: .
Replace with: <clear> or whatever you like
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2Horst.Epp
It's too late for your advice, all dots are already removed…
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Re: Error renaming files, missing . before filetype

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Usher wrote:
2020-02-27, 18:30 UTC
2Horst.Epp
It's too late for your advice, all dots are already removed…
If he did it without any backup yes.
I don't understand why he didn't see the preview of the rename,
it clearly shows when the extensions are removed and all other sort of mistakes.
Also there is an Undo button which most of the time helps.
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2nordic45
in MRT:
  • activate checkbox [X] E
  • activate checkbox [X] RegEx
  • search for: (.*)( {1}|\.{1})(.*)$
  • replace with: $1.$3
This restores the dot in place of the last found space (and leaves files unchanged that already have a dot).
Files that had spaces or dots in the extension will need manual correction.
Before executing you can check the results in the preview window.

Edit: One restriction: "my dog.avi test" would get an additional dot: "my dog.avi.test".
Should be no problem for you, as you removed all dots. But maybe some RegEx expert has an explanation or better solution?
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Horst.Epp wrote:
2020-02-27, 18:52 UTC
Also there is an Undo button which most of the time helps.
Yes, that would be the easiest solution - if this was was all done by the last execution in MRT.
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Re: Error renaming files, missing . before filetype

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I have no managed to rename most of the files by searching for " " (space) and replacing it with ".". So now most of my files is named "my.dog.today.avi"
But, I have some 500 files called numbers only. Is there a possibility to get the original filename back?

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