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How To Rename Your Neighborhood Files

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I have always had to write batch files to rename my neighborhood files, which is a lot of work.  I figured there must be a better way, so today I looked for something to help do this and found a great tool called Bulk Rename which can be found by clicking here.


I copied N008 neighborhood folder from my game folder found under ..\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods, to a new folder on my desktop.   


I wanted to rename N008 to N108.  First rename the actual folder N008 to N108.




Now open the Bulk Rename Utility Program.




Click the + options and find where you placed your folder on your desktop and open the Characters folder.




In the Repl box type N008 for the Replace option and N108 for the With option as I have in the following image.




Now select Action in the menu bar and select all (or click crtl + a).




Once you have selected all of the files you should see in green what the result of the rename will be.




Now click the Rename button.




When you see the following box, click OK!




If it was successful you should get the following screen, then click ok.




No click the + next to the Lots folder, your changes in the Repl box should still be there.




Then go to Actions and select the select all option and then click the Rename button for this folder.


You may also change the file in the thumbnail folder.


Then be sure to change the names of the files under the N108 folder too.




All files that begin with N008 need to have the new N108 (numbers are just for this example...you may use whatever number you'd like as long as it is 3 digits, you may also use a different letter...letter A will make those hoods be listed first).


Once you have renamed everything you may move this folder into your ..\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods folder check it by starting your game.  You should have two copies of the same neighborhood.

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Oh good grief...I seen all of that and almost fainted :scare3:  I have one of my neighborhoods I thought about wanting to change but I think I will just keep it the way it is lol... :ROLF:


Thank you Rebecah for your help on this...I am sure there are a lot of people that it would help... :smiley:

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Yes, manually is very tedious and I found this tool to be a huge benefit.  It was a little difficult to figure out which section I needed to use and the program itself is a little scary looking with so many options, but once I figured it out it was so easy peasy. 

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I have to agree the interface is less evil looking, that's for sure.  I just have a problem with all the extra malware it wants to install with it.  


I do appreciate your sharing this information.  Thank you!


If anyone does download this, please be sure the read carefully, the extras it wants to install.







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To put it in simple terms, 32 bit is a single processor and 64-bit processors can come in dual core, quad core, and six core.  There is a bit more to it than that, but that is the main thing.

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Every computer has what is called a processor, 32 bit computers have only one processor.  Where as a 64 bit has more than one core to the processor.  The processor is the part of your computer that processes all the information, and handles all the coding, does calculations etc.  So a 64 bit should process this information faster, at least 2x the speed of a 32 bit, but I don't think it really does.

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