I am having trouble using the replace function to remove punctuation from filenames after using tags to rename files. So far I have successfully removed the troublesome &, !, ., $, +, and = but am struggling to figure out how to use the replace function to replace ' and "
Have you tried this?
There are different kind of quotation marks in the ascii-code. Are you sure that you picked the right source character? You could C&P the source character from the filename.
To replace the straight double quotation mark " should be no problem but you probably have 2 single quotation marks because a double quotation marks is not allowed within the filename in Windows.
For a single quotation mark you have to put to the source an additional single quotation mark in front. ('')
You can test your replace-functions with the converter Tag->Tag which has an immediate preview. Here the format strings for different quotation marks:
Single quotation mark:
Double quotation mark:
2 single quotation marks:
I wonder why you see
',&,.,+ and = as "troublesome." In Windows these are allowed characters in filenames.
Do you know that you can already replace characters in the step of renaming filenames from tags instead of correcting the filenames afterwards?