I have over 1 thousand files recovered from Hard drive and the filenames are generic and in sequence (file0001.mp3, file0002.mp3....etc). The Title on the tag have the name and the location on the drive where the file used to be (/var/spool/monitor/2015/07/17/q-22222-6023487271-20150717-151335-1437160414.109626.wav). Is there a way that I can rename the file AND recreate the original directory structure?
You are running Windows, right? Path-filename is UNIX-type. We'll fix this.
Quick and dirty:
0. Make copy of original files just in case....
Start Mp3Tag, load files. Make sure ALL title-tags start with /var/spool/.... or else you'll end up with a complete mess in C:. Easy test: click on title-column-header to sort on title. Now scroll and check.
Select all files: Ctrl-A
Convert Tag-Filename -- format string: $replace(%title%,/,)
New path-filename of first file is displayed in window, without prefix "C:" ! Press OK when correct.
Structure is created from root, so files will be placed in folder "C:\var\spool\monitor\2015\07\17" etc. All folders and subfolders will be created!
Filename will be "q-2222-6023487271-20150717-151335-1437160414.109626.wav" etc.
Files are removed from original location. There is no easy way back!
Perhaps you test on a few files first. (You made a copy, didn't you?)
MP3tag only looks at the list in the options which files should be read. You could even include TXT files.
All files are treated according to their extension not according to the real contents. So files with the extension "wav" will be treated like any other wav file: no tagging.
You could try to trick MP3tag and replace/append the extention to mp3 - but any attempt to write tags to such a file will fail. MP3tag does not tag wav files.
I am fine with that.
I just wanted to get in a word of warning that expectations should not rise too high if in the end it comes out that we are dealing with wav files.
Also: if the renaming process in the end leads to files with the extension "wav" you are in for the nasty surprise that MP3tag will not show any tags.
Because this would be the outcome if I read that correctly
If the files originally were mp3s with tags then the tags are not not gone, they simply are not read.
You would have to rename the files again to mp3 to see the tags.
I don't think we are dealing with wav's here, but let's wait for Haustin to respond.
And you are right, I made a small mistake.
The new filename will be "q-22222-6023487271-20150717-151335-1437160414.109626.wav.MP3"