Windows 10 Executable that renames file names inside folders and sorts them into A-Z 0-9 sub folders

I need an .exe that can auto run without prompts, that renames all files within subfolders to remove special characters from the beginning of filenames & if the subfolder has more than 5,000 files, sorts them into further sub-sub-folders A-Z and 0-9 depending on file name. If it was previously run and already created folders A-Z and 0-9 then move the files into those folders even if they are under 5,000 files.


Here's what the folder tree structure looks like for my video archive:

Main Folder /

/ Sub Folder 1

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

/ Sub Folder 2

/ Sub Folder 3

(each SUB FOLDER has thousands of files in it)

=== MY SETUP: ===

I have a MAIN FOLDER with many different SUB FOLDERS. each SUB FOLDER belongs to a news network. I archive their videos. So each SUB FOLDER has video files, description files, maybe .Mp4, maybe .MKV files, SRT subtitle files, Mp3 files, etc...) I Run Windows 10.

=== MY 2 PROBLEMS: ===

(Problem 1) Some of these SUB FOLDERS have more than 100,000+ files inside, which is bad for windows as it gets stuck trying to list all the files inside and crashes the hard drives.

(Problem 2) Also lot of the files were given bad filenames that start with " @ % * () [] {} ' $ # ` " - " special characters.

=== DETAILS ===

(1) I need a program named "[login to view URL]" with a settings file (.ini ? maybe? ) file named "[login to view URL]" that contains its saved options. I will put the executable file and [login to view URL] file in my folder structure like this:

Main Folder /

/ [login to view URL]

/ [login to view URL]

/ Sub Folder 1

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

// a [login to view URL]

/ Sub Folder 2

/ Sub Folder 3

(2) The program when launched from inside the MAIN FOLDER where the .exe is, looks at all the SUBFOLDERS and If they have any files inside of them that start with ANY special characters, renames all the files so that all of the special characters are stripped from the Beginning of the filename only, until the file starts with a normal character A-Z or number 0-9.

Example: "- #3# - (4) CNN [login to view URL]" will become "3 - (4) CNN [login to view URL]" because the "-" and " " space and "#" were removed from the beginning of the filename until a normal character A-Z or number 0-9 were found.

(3) if there are already 2nd level subfolders named A-Z and 0-9 in 1st level subfolders (from a previous run), then move the files in the 1st level sub folder to the 2nd level subfolders A-Z and 0-9 based on the first character of their file name, even if there are only a few files to move.

If a 1st level sub folder does NOT already have 2nd level subfolders named A-Z and 0-9 and there are more than _X_ files (default 5,000 files) in that 1st level subfolder , then create the 2nd level fsubolders A-Z and 0-9 in that 1st level SubFolder and move the files into them based on the first character of their file name.

Example: If the 1st level subfolder "Main Folder/Sub Folder 1" has 5,000 or more files then that would trigger the move and sort fuction so "Main Folder/Sub Folder 1"/[login to view URL] would be moved into Main Folder/Sub Folder/F/file-name.mp3.

(4) Program must be able to auto run by itself when launched. Because I plan on running this every month.

(5)Program should only run 1 instance.

(6) When finished Program triggers a windows notification "Simple File Janitor finished on 10/24/2020 with no errors" and the program closes.

(7) If Program encounters an error/prompt like "cannot move file, there's already a file named __ in the folder /A" then I don't know what to do. Please advise me. Maybe skip over it and alert user at the end?

(8) The program should let the user know that it's working, maybe show "moving 5,343 files, renamed 234 files" or something.

Please download File [login to view URL] for full information.

Skills: C++ Programming, C Programming, Visual Basic, Windows Desktop, Microsoft

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