Bulk Rename Utility


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Bulk Rename Utility is a simple utility which allows you to rename multiple files and folders, based upon flexible criteria. For example, you can add a prefix or suffix to a file, or you can change three letters with four other letters in a filename. There are lots of ways to manipulate file and folder names.


New users - please see the Getting Started page.


The application supports flexible renaming criteria, including:


·Select files and/or folders
·Files and/or Folders
·Full support for Perl-5 Regular Expressions
·Change the file name, or use a fixed filename
·Convert the extension to lower case, upper case, title case - or replace it - or add a secondary extension - or remove it - or leave it alone!
·Replace text with other text
·Add a fixed prefix or suffix
·Add text to the middle of a name
·Move text to the start/end/middle of a name
·Remove the first n characters
·Remove the last n characters
·Remove from the nth character to the nth character
·Remove a list of characters
·Remove all digits, characters or symbols
·Remove double-spaces
·Crop text before or after a fixed character or text (or from anywhere in a name using a wildcard)
·Change to upper case, lower case, title case, sentence case - all with user-defined exceptions
·Auto-number files, with a prefix or suffix, and with a predefined minimum-length if required.
·Prefix or suffix the filename with various dates (date-modified, accessed, created, or today's date), in many different formats with variable separators
·Append the folder name to the file (with multiple levels)
·Store your frequently-used criteria as Favourites
·Copy or move the renamed files to a new location
·Set or clear attributes on the files (not folders)
·Rename files according to a delimited list.
·Access the Shell Context Menu for all files/folders
·Process folders and sub-folders very quickly.
·Change a file or folder's Created, Modified and Accessed timestamps (not folders in Windows 98)
·Convert Roman Numerals to upper or lower case
·Log all activity to a text-file
·Create an UNDO batch file.
·Extract certain EXIF tags from JPEG, TIFF, .NEF, .CR2 and and .CRW files
·Extract certain ID3 tags (V1 and V1.1) from MP3 files
·Drag files directly from within Windows Explorer


All of these changes automatically ignore the filename extension, as it's usually dangerous to change the extension for a file. However, you can change the extension case to a fixed extension, or add a "secondary" extension, and you can also remove an extension. You can choose to ignore extensions within folder names - e.g. treat Program.Files as a normal filename - but not filenames.


The application supports Favourites, which allows quick access to frequently-used rename configurations.


Directory recursion is also fully supported, allowing you to process folders and sub-folders.


If you like the application, but have some suggestions for enhancements or improvements, then please get in touch. If you don't like the application then please tell us what you don't like!


This help file is accurate as of version (or later) of the Utility.