File Rename Tools

Anchor Link Advanced Renamer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-04
Version: 3.57 – Released: 2013-05-02 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 7.9 MB Portable version available on-site
“Advanced Renamer is freeware program for renaming multiple files or folders at once. It can use several different methods for calculating the new name including multimedia tools for sound and picture files. With Advanced Renamer you can construct new file names by adding, removing, replacing, changing case, or giving the file a brand new name based on known information about the file. Features:
• Undo functionality
• Real time preview
• MP3/ID3 renaming
• Image renaming with EXIF support
• Thumbnail view
• Supports both files and folders
• Several renaming methods
• Use multiple method at once”
Anchor Link Namexif
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-04-20
Version: 1.6 – Released: 2012-04-20 Windows: 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 440 KB
“Namexif is a tool to automatically rename photos with the date they were shot. Digital cameras have their own clock and record the date to each photos with a precision of a second. Since the date and time is recorded for each photos (provided it is an EXIF compliant digital camera), Namexif is able to rename these photos according to the date and (optionally) time. Doing so will:
♦ Make chronological order same as alphabetical one
♦ Set a unique name to your photos”
Anchor Link PFrank Stanley’s Pick
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2010-08-16
Version: 2.33 – Released: 2010-08-16 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
Separate versions for Vista and 7 File Size: 4.5 MB
Which are 64-bit compatible
“PFrank is an acronym for Peter’s Flexible RenAmiNg Kit. This is a Freeware bulk file renaming program that runs under Windows. With this tool you can easily organize your music files, picture files, or any other types of files. PFrank comes equipped with many features, some of which you won’t find on any other renaming program. The beauty of this tool is it’s flexibility. You can easily build any renaming command sequence you like, preview all of the results, press the rename button, and you’re done!”
[ Note: The install program has an option to install as Portable; Ed. ]
Anchor Link Rename Masterupdate
License: Freeware – Source Available Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 3.5 – Released: 2013-05-13 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.82 MB Portable
“Rename Master is a utility for renaming large groups of files with a few clicks. Anyone that has worked with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos, or pictures has probably spent way too much time renaming hundreds of files. The program provides an easy to use interface that allows you to perform simple and advanced rename operations, very easily. You can even preview the to-be-renamed file names before you finalize it and apply any changes. Advanced renaming features include adding, removing from the original file name, replacing characters (name or extension) and support for several meta variables, that allow you to perform renaming based on the files size, date and several other criteria. Renaming operations can be saved as scripts, so they can easily be reused at a later time. Additional features include optional Explorer integration, uppercase/lowercase conversion, file filters and more. A powerful, yet easy to use renaming utility!”
Anchor Link ReNamer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-25
Version: 5.60 – Released: 2011-09-13 Windows: 9x, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.25 MB Portable
“ReNamer is a very powerful and flexible file renaming tool, which offers all the standard renaming procedures, including prefixes, suffixes, replacements, case changes, as well as removing contents of brackets, adding number sequences, changing file extensions, etc. For advanced users, there is a PascalScript rule, which let users program their very own renaming rule.
“Program allows you to combine multiple renaming actions as a rule set, applying each action in a logical sequence, which can be saved, loaded, and managed within the program. In addition, it has an ability to rename folders, process regular expressions, Unicode capable, and supports variety of meta tags, such as: ID3v1, ID3v2, EXIF, OLE, AVI, MD5, CRC32, and SHA1.”