Need help to do a batch rename

Hi all

I have a folder containing over 1000 songs and i want to do a batch rename.

I have been trying to figure out how to do this but but cant.

At the moment all the songs look like this:

Title Artist
001 - ACDC - You shook me all night long Various Artists

I want to remove the number at the front and move the 'artist' to the artist column and I don't want to do each one individually.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Skoot

Create an action of the type "import tag fields" or "Guess values"
Enter as mask:
%dummy% - %artist% - %title%
or if you want to import the leading number as track number:
%track% - %artist% - %title%

Thanks for your reply.

I'm a complete novice here and I don't understand how to do any of
that.
Can you explain further, please?

Now you have to do a little bit of reading.
First check the FAQs about actions.
/t/967/1

Won't your solution only work if the FILENAMES look like that, not if his TAGS look like that.

For your solution to work, he should FIRST rename his files, only then he can do what you suggest.

And isn't the problem that his tracknumber is in the same tagfield as the actual artist, (ACDC) ?

I recommend Total Commander and using it's Multi-rename tool. www.ghisler.com

Or, just PM me a textfile with all the names and paths of your file, and I will make you a batchfile.

To get a textfile with all your filenames:

type this into the Run box
cmd /k dir/s *.mp3 > C:\Documents and Settings\AllMyMP3-Files.txt

The textfile will look like this:

Actually, "my" solution (it's more of a suggestion, I would like to humbly point out) only works with tag fields.
If you want to import that data from a filename, then you could use the converter filename-tag and the mask
%dummy% - %artist% - %title% Various Artists
But as the op sort of created a kind of table which assigned the "Various Artists" to ARTIST, I thought that he actually had the data in the tags...
Let's see.

Ok, I read that and I am still lost. It's not very helpful to a complete novice.

To get a textfile with all your filenames:

type this into the Run box
cmd /k dir/s *.mp3 > C:\Documents and Settings\AllMyMP3-Files.txt

I tried to do this but I keep getting access denied.

I'm still struggling here.

Now you have to help me a little:
Where do you get stuck?
I mean, the instructions how to create a new action are pretty straight forward, I doubt that a repetition would express it any clearer.