How to fix %28 and %29 in softsubs quickly (Windows only)

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How to fix %28 and %29 in softsubs quickly (Windows only)

Post by zenith777 » May 31st, '16, 18:10

It's been a long time since I post something and hopefully this post will help people that is experiencing the same problem as mine which is (annoying) softsubs filenames :P

I often see %28 and %29 at softsubs which are actually ASCII Encoding of UTF-8 for opening bracket "(" and closing bracket ")"

So, I downloaded many softsubs and rename them all one by one which I find inefficient, then I'm thinking using Windows Powershell Script to rename them all in one go.

It's not difficult/complex, you can do it even if you don't have any programming experiences, just follow my step below :-)


1. Here are the softsubs that I recently downloaded, all of them has %28 and %29, my folder path is D:/Downloads
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2. Click Windows Logo, type "powershell" and click the first one as you can see in the image below
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3. Below is how the powershell looks like :fear: , the default path will be your user directory, so I go to my softsubs folder which is D:/Downloads
3.1 Look at number 1 in red color, I type D: to change drive from C to D
3.2 Look at number 2 in red color, I type cd Downloads which means "go to" directory "Downloads" (you need to navigate to your sofsubs directory)
3.3 Look at number 3 in red color, I type ls which means "show all files in this current path directory"
3.4 Look at number 4 in red color, I make script to fix the brackets issue, just copy this script

Code: Select all

Dir | Where-Object { $_.Name.Contains("%28") } | Rename-Item -NewName { ($_.Name -replace "%28","(") -replace "%29",")" }
To paste on Powershell Window, you just need to Right-Click at powershell windows :-)
After the code pasted, click Enter button
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4. You can check using ls command again and see the filenames have been fixed 8)
You can close the powershell window.
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5. To make sure, you can check the file in the folder as well
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If you have problems or questions, feel free to reply... Enjoy~ :cheers:

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Re: How to fix %28 and %29 in softsubs quickly (Windows only)

Post by am00339 » Jun 1st, '16, 11:37

:thumright: Thank you..

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