I would like the ask the community on how to remove X(or N, whichever works) amount of ANY TYPE OF characters from a filename
From the left side and then the expression that removes characters from the right side of the filename
I prefer to use the action:
Replace with Regular Expression
(This is where the community comes in)
Replace Matches With
I found the two ways on how to do this online, but a dying hard drive crash have made those saved expressions (?) lost and now cannot find them anywhere on the internet.
I have read enough lecturing and berating to last a lifetime on why people shouldn't even bother with this.
I learned how to do this online YEARS ago and it is, for me, the most versatile.
Please no you should %artist% 1 part blah blah blah, please.
I can not thank you enough for your assistance on this ahead of time.
The HOURS (shudder I have been searching only to find posts of people being berated or asked why not do something else is frustrating.
To be clear
If the filename is:
I want it to be removed 3 spaces from the left DEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.mp3
Then I'll also want to do 5 or 7 or how ever many
and then 4 or 5 or 7 or 10 spaces to the right? (I'll use 5 in this example)
If this sounds annoying, sorry. The amount of people not willing to answer this simple question is just frustrating.
The last one I tried was "$cutLeft(.,2)" but I know that wasnt what I used but wanted to try something before asknig on here.
Appreciate the help and thank you again.