I at wits end trying to rename NTFS files that have technically legal, but problematic multiple periods in my Windows 2012 Server share
Files are dropped in a share that look like this:
(Note: the date in the extension does not match the current date or anything like that.)
I would like to use Windows command shell end with files named simply like this:
20150102.CSV or FILE_20150102.CSV
20150103.CSV or FILE_20150103.CSV
I have tried various combinations of the rename command with various permutations of Asterisks * and/or ??? wildcards, with and without quotes. However, at most I end up deleting off the "extension" containing the date.
Ideally, there is a form of the rename command I just haven't used that can do the trick simply at the command prompt (or batch) without PowerShell.
However, if there is a complete explanation of a simple Powershell command/script I can use within Task Scheduler, I could give that a go. As noted, I am using Win Server 2012 (in its default config)
However, I am specifically unable to use any 3rd party executables, no matter how useful.