I have a lot of mp3 files on my computer; almost all of the filenames begin with the artist, followed by the track. Seeing as I put all new mp3 files in one folder before I sort them into different folders, the files tend to get jumbled up because I sort them by date/time accessed. I'm wondering, is it possible to make a button that selects all the files with the same first 5 or so characters so that I can immediately have all mp3 files by the same artist selected and ready to copy/move into another folder?
The current method I use is to sort the files by name, then select all the files by the same artist, and then move them where I want. I think it would be much easier and efficient to have a button that simply selects all the files in a folder that have the same first 5 or so characters. A button such as this could also be useful when sorting TV shows or other files that begin with something like "lost.s05e04.avi". All files beginning with "lost.s05" would be selected and pertain to the same season (in this example you would have to have the first 8 characters selected).
I currently have a button that selects all files in the folder with the same extension:
I'm not sure how to transform this button to achieve my intended functionality. Any ideas?