Renaming multiple files is quite a pain and many a times you waste a lot of time on it. You may have taken tons of pictures with your digital camera and want to rename all the files for a collection, think how much time it would take to rename the 100 pictures you have taken.
To save you time and efforts there are tons of Multiple / Batch File Renaming Utilities. Here are few of the best file renaming utilities which are free to use.
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.
File Size: 1217 Kb
Cerebral Synergy Batch File Renamer
Batch renames files or folders in a selected directory. File names can be completely changed (incremental number, rename with meta variables), or edited (e.g. change case, prefixed, remove spaces etc.). Can recurse directories, and insert Meta variables like file size, various dates/times and mp3 information (ID3v1 tags, ID3v2 tags and mp3 header information). Useful for making files Internet ready, cleaning mp3 filenames etc.
File Size: 314.45 Kb
All File Renamer
All File Renamer allows you to rename all files in a folder and subfolders, you can also sort the files and move then into different folders based on their extensions.
It gives you options to change the case, delete symbols, replace from right or left, add to right or left.
File Size: 348 Kb
PFrank (Peter’s Flexible RenAmiNg Kit)
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 and preview all of the results before you can actually rename the files.
File Size: 4556 Kb
Namexif (Rename EXIF Photos)
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.
Namexif will only work on images captured using EXIF compliant cameras.
File Size: 671 Kb
Bulk Rename Utility
Bulk Rename is a utility which allows the rapid renaming of files and folders, based upon flexible selection criteria.
File Size: Variable
Other Multiple / Batch File Renaming Utilities
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