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I accidentally included a file rename when I just imported a batch of several hundred pictures. I violated a rule that I teach my own Lightroom students, and that is to look carefully at the import panel choices before proceeding.
 
How can I correct this so that the files are named as they originally were? I know how to easily fix the filenames in Windows (using a tool called BulkRename, for example), but then I'd have to "find" each image one-by-one and correctly point to the renamed version. I tried selecting all the images and then using F2 to rename, but none of the templates allow deleting a portion of the filename.
 
P.S. Here is an example of what I mean:
 
ON CARD:
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IMG_0300.NEF
 
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IMG_0001 {shot by John Doe}.NEF
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IMG_0300 {shot by John Doe}.NEF

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