Deleting first few characters from a file name

Hello folks, what's the script set up to delete the first X amount of characters from a file name?


01 - Masterboy - Anybody

I want to make it

Masterboy - Anybody which means I need to get rid of the first 5 characters/spaces

I had the script a couple years ago when I started tagging all my MP3's correctly but haven't gotten around to the one last disaster of a folder till now and its a mess.


Why do so many people mess around with the filename instead of using the tag data and rewrite the filename instead.

To get closer to your problem. There are so many ways to do it...
Action type "Format tag field" for _FILENAME
Format string: $cutleft(%_filename%,5)

Or use the Convert>Filename-Filename function
Source: %1 - %2 - %3
New: %2 - %3

Action of the type "Replace with regular expression"
Search string: ^\d+ -
Replace string:
(leave empty)

And, of cource: Convert>Tag-Filename
%artist% - %title%

If you have not filled the tags yet then use the Convert>Filename-Tag function first
%track% - %artist% - %title%

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