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Batch Files Renamer for PC

Rename Files in Bulk Using Complex Rules

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Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7
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Have you really taken a look at the way that you name your files? One of the best ways to organize your files is to have a uniform naming convention, but who has the time to rename thousands of files? No one! That's why they invented today's discount software promotion - Batch File Renamer!

Batch File Renamer lets you rename files in bulk - adding, removing, inserting, and replacing characters and text, changing extensions, and more. With Batch File Renamer, you'll enjoy a real-time preview of your changes to avoid errors while exercising more than 40 different ways to rename files. Plus, you get the ability to undo past operations thanks to handy saved log files.

It's amazing how flexible and powerful Batch File Renamer can be. For example, you can use an external file list in Microsoft Excel to rename your files, or apply multiple renaming rules in a single operation!

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DrTeeth @ James Dennis

I do not contibute to abandoned projects. BRU has not been updated in a looong time.
Nov 5 2012 at 12:52pm Copy Link
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Genie au Travail And the most useful features are embedded only in the Pro edition of the software!
Nov 8 2012 at 1:13am Copy Link
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Diego SEO I need to swap part of the name of hundreds of files recursively. The parts are separated by the minus symbol (-). This way:

phrase 1 - phrase 2. more.even more.extension

to:

phrase 2 - phrase 1. more.even more.extension

In other words: First: Lookup if the file contains a minus symbol and, if so, swap the order of the elements in batches.

Note: phrase 1 & phrase 2 are not patterns, just an example. Every phrase is different (different file names), so I'm looking for a tool to swap the first by the second one over the entire directory tree.

Is this program (or any other) capable to perform this task directly or importing the phrases into a database or spreadsheet as fields for later renaming? Ideally, different symbols should be chosen as separators ([.,-+)

TIA
Nov 8 2012 at 2:39am Copy Link
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Algo Logic Hello Diego,

Batch File Renamer is capable to do this operation.

Have a look of the help file.

http://www.algologic.in/b...-help.html

Thank You.
AlgoLogic - Nov 8 2012 at 4:03am Copy Link
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Diego SEO Hi,

Thanks for the answer "Algo Logic" but there is no information related to my question on that help page.
Just in case, I have installed the trial. There is not a chance to perform the requested operation. The program just provides the most common search and replace operations already available in many file managers and even on freeware tools.

A great deception and a lost of time.
Nov 8 2012 at 10:36pm Copy Link
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Vitaly . What's the version?
Nov 9 2012 at 12:17am Copy Link
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Ernest Kennedy Is this the same version that was given away here on the 4-11-2012?
If so has it had any fixes or updates added?
Nov 9 2012 at 2:53am Copy Link
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Algo Logic Hello Ernest Kennedy,

Yes this is the updated version.
AlgoLogic - Nov 9 2012 at 3:23am Copy Link
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P C Will this updated version rename files in bulk - adding, removing, inserting, and replacing characters and text, changing extensions, and more ... as advertised above?
Nov 9 2012 at 5:38am Copy Link
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Ralph Bressler A representative just admitted that the reverse file name and swap file name parts options are no longer available. I will pass on this since it is nothing special and I do not need another renaming program.
Nov 9 2012 at 5:39am Copy Link
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Nathan Holden Why it is asking me to "Buy Now" after installing this version? When requesting a key, and entering my purchaser email address, it fails to activate this software.
Nov 9 2012 at 8:12am Copy Link
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Rob Gurney Hi ...Diego
Have you tried Naru Flexible Renamer .... not sure if it will do all you ask but i have used it and found it invaluable .... and best out of others tried ....
Nov 9 2012 at 8:13am Copy Link
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Innuendo Ralph,
"the reverse file name and swap file name parts options are no longer available"? How odd that a program would *remove* features. Couple this with the reports above that this is abandonware & I really wonder why BitsDuJour is 'giving' this one away.
Nov 9 2012 at 9:55am Copy Link
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DrTeeth This is NOT abandonware to my knowledge...I was referring to http://www.bulkrenameutil..._Intro.php. I will not be 'buying' this due to restrictive DRM.
Nov 9 2012 at 12:00pm Copy Link
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Diego SEO Thanks Rob.

I have installed Flexible Renamer but haven't found a way to swap file name parts. BTW: Undo doesn't work on network folders. Be careful with that.

To rename files in bulk I use XYPlorer (offered here as well) but the problem with most rename related programs is that they are intended to find and replace strings. In this particular case, there are not specific strings to search for.

Thanks anyway for the recommendation. Flexible Renamer an interesting tool.
Nov 9 2012 at 3:59pm Copy Link
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Mr Dave Diego SEO, have you tried Oscar's Renamer? There's finally a new version ("pro" yet still free) that works with Vista & Win 7 (don't know about 8). It lets you record while you edit a name, and play back the recording on all the other filenames in your list. So you could search for the separator between part1 and part2, hit shift-home to select everything before that, hit Ctrl-X to cut out part1, look for the separator at the end of part2, and paste in part1 at that point in the name. Do it once, apply it to thousands of files. It's a very different concept in renamers, you edit a list of names like you would edit a file in Notepad. When you're done, you apply the changes. Very powerful!

Link: mediachance.com/free/renamer.htm
Nov 10 2012 at 7:57am Copy Link
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Gruko G Hi Diego,
using Flexible renamer u can swap parts of ur file name.
- Flag 'Advanced Rename'
- Enter * - *. *.*.* in 'Search for' field (or * - *. *)
- Enter \2 - \1. \3.\4.\5 in 'Replace with" field (or \2 - \1. \3)
- Check the new file name:
phrase 2 - phrase 1. more.even more.extension
- Press Rename button.
Done.
Nov 10 2012 at 7:57am Copy Link
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DrTeeth Oscar's Renamer Pro is not exactly free - licence costs $15. Without the licence one gets a nag screen.

To me 'free' means identical to a paid-for version.
Nov 10 2012 at 12:58pm Copy Link
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Diego SEO Big thanks to Gruko & Dave for their advice! Both solutions are very useful.

Best
Nov 11 2012 at 11:37pm Copy Link
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