Hundreds of images disappeared after batch rename by replace with colon

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rayin5
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Hundreds of images disappeared after batch rename by replace with colon

Post by rayin5 »

When I use the batch rename and highlight all the image files ( .jpg or .png .... )
Press F2 to use the batch rename.
The name template set to abc_###
Then click the replace funciton abc with abc:33
After click OK ....... bomb!!!

All the image files become a 0kByte file called abc

All my images disappeared. My unique precious photos disappeared without any warnning messages!!
I can not get any redo to get back my photos!!
It shocked me a lot! I am so scared to use XnView MP again!!
Last edited by rayin5 on Sat Aug 05, 2023 10:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Hundreds of images disappeared after batch rename by replace with colon

Post by xnview »

I'm really sorry about that, : is a special character and can't be used in filename. It's checked in filename field but not in replace :bugconfirmed:
See issue
Pierre.