Can I use wild cards or change the start of a TRACK NAME?

Hi there....

THE SHORT

How can I delete the 1st 10 chars from every track name?

The Long

I listen to audio books and radio plays when I go jogging. These can often have 100s of mp3s in them. My phone displays only the track names, so I add the track numbers to the track names....

Example: 195/254 - Arthur's Cottage - Ep20 - Quandary Phase

Now, when I did all the tagging for my Hitchikers Guide files, I forgot to have ep 25 in the directory. I hadn't moved it across from my riping dir.

Is there a way I can delete the 1st 10 chars from the front of every file name in the list...

Example: 195/254 - Arthur's Cottage - Ep20 - Quandary Phase
Becomes: Arthur's Cottage - Ep20 - Quandary Phase

Then I can just use the auto numbering wizard to calculate all the track numbers again, and then use the ACTION I used previously to add the track number to the name field...

So, yea.. I just need to del the first 10 chars from every track name.

Thanks in advance
--Jynks

I'm so sorry, I didn't see the FAQ as it was a nested forum, and I only searched in the main support forum... sorry

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<--- EDIT
All fixed, thanks for a great program.. sorry I polluted your forum when the answer was there right in the FAQ :frowning:

You can expand further on the reg exp here. To delete your specific text string at the very beginning of the string e.g. '195/254 - '

Action type: Replace with regular expression
Field: TITLE
Regular expression: ^\d{3}/\d{3}\s-\s+
Replace matches with:

[ ] case-sensitive comparison

^ anchors search to beginning of line
\d matches a single digit {3} exactly 3 times
/ matches '/' exactly
\d matches a single digit {3} exactly 3 times
\s match single whitespace character
- matches '-' exactly
\s one whitespace character + an unlimited no. of times