GZ Visiting Expert Joined Apr 8, 2012 Posts 1,300 Location New Jersey May 30, 2012 #1 Okay... So I am trying to learn VB... I came up with (what should be) a simple program to help me learn how things work... If you all wouldn't mind helping me get started. My understanding of the language is sketchy at best. I have my wife to help me, but she gets short with me quickly. Last night I asked her for help and she gave me a short answer followed with "I don't understand why you can't... blah... blah... blah". So I set out to figure it out on my own and ended up writing a batch script to do what I wanted (change directory focus before executing a program) instead of having subroutine do it. Of course Visual Studio doesn't really help me too much... It's like using an HTML editor to write a page, vs. manually doing it. But that is how I learned HTML. I want to try and do the same thing here... Use VS10 to design most of the program then read the code to figure out what it does. (with help from the WWW). Okay. What I want to do... I have a file directory of karaoke songs (CDG+MP3) and a tab-delimited text file with the file names and the Song Artist/Title. Instead of manually renaming each of the 2000+ files I would like to write a program to do it for me. Later on, I would like to add the functionality to compress both the .mp3 & .cdg files into zip containers using the same artist/title filename. Please, if you have any comments or tips to help me get started and going in the right direction, feel free to throw in your two cents!