As its title suggest, File Renamer is a tool that enables you to batch rename files (but also folders).
This application does not need to be installed, so File Renamer is portable. In this case, you can store it on a removable drive and directly run its executable file on any computer. Plus, your Windows registry entries will remain intact.
The interface of File Renamer is based on a standard window in which you can easily access the tool’s features.
Files and folders can be imported into the list by using the file browser or “drag and drop” method.
So, you can a prefix or suffix, remove text from the file name, replace all characters or numbers with other text, change the file extension and capitalize the first letter of every word.
In addition, you can convert all text to uppercase or lowercase, enable to automatically create new names from the file names and trim characters from the beginning or end.
Furthermore, you can change a file’s attributes, date and time (or add them to the beginning or end), numerate files, clear the list, as well as use search and undo functions.
File Renamer also lets you sort files (by name, date or type), get a character position, create a renaming script (available for expert users) and “Send To” link, as well as enable the tool to stay on top of other applications, integrate in the context menu, save the window’s position and size, and others.
The program requires very low system resources, supports two languages for the interface and includes a well-written help file with snapshots for beginners. We haven’t come across any issues during our tests.
Apart from the outdated interface, we strongly recommend File Renamer to all user levels, since it comes with both basic and advanced features.
File Renamer is a lightweight application that enables you to rename multiple files at the same time.
You can rename all files, add string to the beginning or the end of filenames, remove string from all the names to rename, change all the file extensions, numerate all filenames sequentially.
The software allows you to convert all the names to uppercase / lowercase, trim ‘x’ characters from the beginning or the end of filenames, replace spaces inside filename to underscore or eliminate all spaces and replace one string from the name with any other.
File Renamer can work with one or more directories and remove or add individual items from file list.
- For one, the red ‘check mark’ was vanishing every time the user would sort the list, and this must have been an old bug – well, it is not anymore, as it is now corrected.
- A few more items were added to the popup menu from the file listing window, namely “Check File(s)” selected, “UnCheck File(s)” selected and “Select All”, making it so much easier to select and/or unselect files you want renamed by one specific filter/option.