I was hoping to get some help on renaming (truncating) long folder names. I looked at DO's standard renaming functions and dynamic renamer but still have no clue on how to perform this task. Here is what I'm hoping to accomplish:
Existing Folder Names:
John and Jane Smith Hawaii Vacation 5-14
Leroy Doe holiday party 1-13
Max Elliott Boos birthday party 6-13
Jill Wilson Orlando Conference 8-14
Rename (truncated) Folder Names:
John and Jane Smith
Max Elliott Boos
I was hoping to find a way to kill any text words of a folder name after selecting the first number of text words I wanted to retain. For example, I want to retain the first two, three, etc. words of a folder name and truncate the rest. The words are always separated with spaces if that matters. I have been performing this task manually one by one and at times the folder names can be quite lengthy. I realize that whatever method is presented, I can only truncate text words of a folder name(s) selected if I wanted to retain the first two words as an example. Then select folders that I wanted to retain the first three text words, etc. I hope all this makes sense.
As always, any help would be greatly appreciated.