Repair file names with invalid characters on the command line with the free Swiss File Knife for Windows.
Add missing file times using the filename text, on files created
by embedded devices like personal video recorders.
sfk fixfile [options] dirname
repair file names with invalid characters, add missing
file time from filename, on files created by embedded
devices like personal video recorders (PVR).
use with care! filenames and times may be changed completely
and this cannot be undone. this command runs in simulation mode
by default, previewing changes without modifying anything.
add -yes to really apply changes.
limited file selection
this command is for Windows only and supports only
a few file selection options like -dir and -file.
-dewide if any unicode 16 bit wide characters are found
in the filename (making the file unusable for
many command line applications) remove them.
careful! use this only if just a few of such
characters exist, otherwise the file may become
-setftime if date and time info are found in the name like in
then extract date and time. if the file has no date
or a different date change it to the found date.
-setndate change date text in filename to normalized
flat format YMD like 20150113
-defull same as -dewide -setftime -setndate
-withsub include sub directories (not default)
the following are normally used after fixfile
as they need plain ASCII filenames to work with.
sfk rename flexible mass rename of files
sfk media to cut mpeg2 video files
examplessfk fixfile -defull f:\HBPVR .mts .meta
fix filenames and times of .mts and .meta files
in the recording folder of a XORO HRK 7560.
for example, it will change a filename like
stripping four wide characters and also setting
the file date/time to 31.01.2015 at 05:40.
sfk fixfile -defull -dir f:\HBPVR -file .mts .meta
same as above using long file selection syntax.