I need to rename a number of files after an msi is installed. I need them renaming after the install due to Radia not liking the file extension # at deployment do it fails.

I have conclusded a Custom Action to do this via a .vbs is the best option.

Can a file rename be done using vbs? if so can anyone let me know the scrit to do this, cannot fine the command for a file rename.

many thanks in advance.

Files to be renamed are as follows :


C:\PROGRAM FILES\PROPH_73\FULL_ACC\PRECOMP\BorelandWatr.01 to BorelandWatr.01
BorelandWatr.02 to BorelandWatr.02
BorelandWatrD.00 to BorelandWatrD.00
BorelandWatrD.01 to BorelandWatrD.01

Renamed to BorelandWatr.01 to BorelandWatr.#01
BorelandWatr.02 to BorelandWatr.#02
BorelandWatrD.00 to BorelandWatrD.#00
BorelandWatrD.01 to BorelandWatrD.#01


big cheers in advance.
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You can't rename a file using VBScript natively, but you can "move" the file to the new file name.


Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFSO.MoveFile "C:\temp\file1.txt", "C:\temp\file_with_new_name.doc"
Answered 09/18/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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Hi TOBES_UK,

try this script

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFSO.MoveFile "C:\1.txt" , "C:\2.txt"

(Move file is like renaming a file)

Hope it works,
knight
Answered 09/18/2006 by: knight
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If the installation requires a reboot you could use the FileRenameOperations under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager key to do the rename operation.
Answered 09/18/2006 by: gmorgan618
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Cheers guys, u've given me some superb info to be cracking on with :)
Answered 09/19/2006 by: TOBES_UK
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Have you considered using the MoveFiles Table for this?
Answered 09/21/2006 by: looeee
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If you do rename these make sure they are not set a the keypath for the component, if they are they will get repaired.
Answered 09/21/2006 by: AngelD
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