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Rename an uploaded file

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Summary by Htsa

We have requested for permissions to move files and added rename tag as well for local admins to move/rename non-descriptive images. Thanks

Htsa (talkcontribs)

We are using a bot to upload image files to mediawiki commons and managed to upload a set of 50 images. We have uploaded files but unfortunately they are non descriptive like Images-GN14467.jpg. Now we are planning to rename those files- experts please suggest the right way to rename.


Should we upload the files again with new filename like "Tourist buses and MV Moonta, Kirton Point jetty, Port Lincoln (GN14467).jpg" and mark the old files as duplicate?


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Htsa (talkcontribs)

or use rename tag {{rename}} to rename already uploaded files.

94rain (talkcontribs)
Htsa (talkcontribs)

Sorry for the typo. I meant Wikimedia Commons.

Htsa (talkcontribs)

To rename a file, I tried API:Move. I am getting " You do not have permission to move files. ". I need this permission to rename a my own descriptive file. Please help.

94rain (talkcontribs)
Htsa (talkcontribs)
94rain (talkcontribs)

Please wait for local admin's response. And you have to point out that you only need the permission temporarily and only rename self-uploaded files.

Htsa (talkcontribs)

Perfect. thank you.