Renaming a large number of files of files?

Is there any way for me to rename a large number of files without losing
references?
A client of mine has inadvertently added a suffix to all files.
File names should be similar to below
GDP05-1010-6001
Client added suffix
GDP05-1010-6001-1
John Layne
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John Layne
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If the files are all used in the same assembly or drawing, use "Save-as", go to references, and change names of referenced files. Use find/replace to eliminate or change suffixes.
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That70sTick
Sort of. In SW Explorer, copy with children, find the replace button. Replace all instances of 6001-1 with 6001. Make a copy, and you should have the files renamed. Hopefully, it's that simple, because replace doesn't support wildcard characters.
If it's not that simple, add more suffix. Something that doesn't occur elswhere. For example, you could add "temp" to all the files, then make a copy of those, using replace to get rid of "-1temp"
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Dale Dunn
Bingo--- That's what I need as replacing the -1 with nothing also affected other files e.g. GDP05-1000-6000-1 became GDP05000-6000.
THANKS, you just saved me from renaming several hundred files one at a time!
John Layne
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John Layne
Just found out you can not rename files with SolidWorks Explorer if in context references are "locked". It comes up with "file in use", luckily I don't have to many of these to rename.
John Layne
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John Layne
Yikes! I didn't know about that one. What a rediculous limitation. Does it give a warning or just fail to update?
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Dale Dunn
Duh! You told me that it gives an error. I guess I got a bit excited. That doesn't sound like a correct error message though. Can you submit it as a bug?
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Dale Dunn

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