Trying to remove a string from Title when using Filename - Tag option


Hoping someone can help me, been going round in circles trying to figure out.

I have a bunch of files with the name format :
Holiday [LNTG Muscle Mix] [45263224]

I am trying to use the Filename - Tag function to add a title for each file, ideally in the format :
Holiday [LNTG Muscle Mix]

The closest I have got is by using the following :
%title% [%title%] [%dummy%]
which gives me the Title :
Holiday LNTG Muscle Mix

Ideally, I would like to keep the square brackets around 'LNTG Muscle Mix'
Anyone know if this is possible?

Many thanks for any help

You could try
%title%] [%dummy%
to get at least the opening bracket.
You could then add the closing bracket with
Convert>Tag-Tag for TITLE
Format string: %title%]

If this is something that may happen to only some files, then you could filter for TITLEs with an opening but not closing bracket with:
%title% HAS [ AND NOT %title% HAS ]

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Thanks, this almost worked for me, but when adding the Format string : %title%], I get Invalid syntax response. Are square brackets not allowed here?

You can try to escape the special char ] with

From the documentation:

If you do not have to use the converter, you could also use an action of the type "Guess value"
Source: $regexp(%_filename%,'(.*) \[\d+\]',$1)
Target fields: %title%