Look for a match for external file and rename it in vba

zhang275

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Hello all:
I have run into a problem that I was given a list of file names in the spread sheet, and I will need to look for all files(located where else in a shared drive) with the name that match the first six character in the file names given in the spread sheet, and rename all that files to some other names given in the same spread sheet, and kill all the origional files. Getting really frustrated here.:confused: I will value and appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.
 

texasalynn

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Welcome to MrExcel board....

give some examples of file names to find and what to be renamed. Where are the files to be saved? in the same location? Are all the files in the same directory?
 

zhang275

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Example: I want to perform the following task
Given a folder on the desktop with numbers of pdf files in it as (274283.1.pdf 274284.8 pdf ....) In the Spred sheet we have the following:
Drawing numbers ................................Finalized drawing names
274283..............................................274283 230KV.45kv. 6R
274284..............................................274284 230KV. sw swt 4R11

what i want to do is If the first six digits of the pdf file match the drawing number, then we rename that pdf file used the finalized name crosponding to that drawing number but still in pdf form in the same folder where the old ones at, there may be 400 or more pdf files in the folder.

Thanks for your help
 
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