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Last post Author Topic: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)  (Read 53474 times)

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2007, 08:24:59 PM »
Thanks, rjbull. I just saw your post - I'll look for the update immediately.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2007, 08:29:12 PM by ssoundman »

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2007, 03:13:40 AM »
I cannot see that Flexible Renamer has been updated since May 2003 (except for addin of German UI in 2005) - is this program really to be counted among the best today?

I think so. Beside to Directory Opus i use FlexibleRenamer for completion for about two years.

One interesting point is: It has a fresh and streamlined interface although the program is now more than 4 years old. Most coders underestimate the importance of an interface or are not capable to design for usability. Flexible Renamer is a positive example for its age. Most newer tools and if they are containing more functions are less usable under aspects of usability.

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Try this one : Ant Renamer
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2007, 03:56:34 PM »
I am surprised no one has suggested my favourite renamer: Ant Renamer (freeware with source code available)
- Very good interface, simple and user friendly
- Undo function
- No RegEx but not a problem for me.

Worth to be tried !  :Thmbsup:

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2007, 05:53:54 PM »
I couldn't decide which one to use, but I finally grabbed the FREE Rename Master from JoeJoe, the Jackass! It is too soon for me to say anything about the program, but here is a screenshot to hopefully tell more than a thousand words:

RenameMaster.gifReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)

Though, but maybe it is adequate to add a few words from the author himself:

Quote from: Jackass JoeJoe
Features

- Intelligent number sorting
- JPEG/MP3 tag support and many more Meta-Variables
- Auto-Preview support
- "Scipts" to save commonly used renaming options
- joejoe.gif and [?] command prompt style wildcards for replacing and remove options
- "Undo" button so a renaming operation can be rolled back
- Floating thumbnail window for viewing pictures and optional thumbnail file list view
- Optional Explorer integration for right-clicking on folders or using "Send To"
- no install program is needed.

Edit:
5 stars from SnapFiles:

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« Last Edit: September 27, 2007, 06:08:42 PM by Curt »

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2007, 12:44:50 PM »
Since years, I am quite happy with the shareware "Better File Rename" which is very well integrated with windows explorer.  I have not yet tried their latest version 5.0, though. I think I will also give BRU and renamer a try.

http://www.publicspa...ileRename/index.html

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2007, 01:48:51 PM »
It looks very generic, Curt. Have you tried ReNamer? They all pretty much do the same thing but it's the only one I find a pleasure to use.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2007, 02:17:34 AM »
i prefer 'Rename Master' also (okay, i know i'm repeating myself from earlier in this thread).

i think the use of the tabs in rename master just make it a little easier to understand. i don't use rename tools very often to it's nice to have an interface that is intuitive enough to work with when you've not seen it for a couple of months.

but, no doubt, ReNamer will feel more intuitive to other people.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2007, 08:42:59 PM »
I just installed BRU - very nice. Lots of easy options there.

Also, I noticed that it's using pcre.dll - handy. (Stands for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions)
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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2007, 12:18:14 AM »
I just installed BRU - very nice. Lots of easy options there.

Love it too. I just renamed a bunch of files today, using BRU and Flash Renamer, and realized that I love the fact that BRU's live preview shows the changes in a different color. Very convenient, easier on the eyes and brain... You can also apply several changes at once, very convenient too.

But Flash Renamer (my other favorite) has some definite pluses : a "path/address bar", which is more convenient (IMHO) than the "jump to path" action in BRU; a "free select" (drag and drop) window to drop files (very convenient if you want to rename files from different folders simultaneously); a preset manager to save presets (you can save presets in BRU too, but it's not as intuitive); and other little sweet features (like MP3 renaming based on file content, file attribute changer, add different file attributes to the name, append multiple different file characteristics to the name, etc.)

Both are very complementary.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #59 on: December 02, 2007, 05:20:36 PM »
PFrank keeps updating and updating - maybe by now this is The Best?

However, turns out it had a critical bug:
Quote from: PFrank bug
2.03-2.09 - Critical.
There is a time bomb in these versions. PFrank will not start when the current month is December of any year.

- so if you have PFrank you really should update to the new 2.10   a.s.a.p!

Find your version (incl. Vista) at http://www3.telus.ne...nk/PFrankAlerts.html

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pfrank.html incl XP (not for Vista)
« Last Edit: December 03, 2007, 10:15:07 AM by Curt »

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No, Bulk Rename Utility is!
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2007, 07:12:48 AM »
Man, I've tried all these renamers many times over, and I still like Bulk Rename Utility best. The UI lays out everything in front of you, with tons of keyboard shortcuts, and in 32 & 64-bit versions.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2008, 07:31:23 PM »
Does 'your' renamer support Send To >  ?

I couldn't decide which one to use, but I finally grabbed the FREE Rename Master from JoeJoe, the Jackass! ...

The renaming part of this Master is the finest (thums up) and easy to work with, but unfortunately the "Send To > Rename Master" feature wouldn't work on my XP. And because I also truly disliked the totally strange navigation system this program used, I erased it. The Send To feature is vital I think, and any new renamer of mine must support Send To > 

So of course I ask the DC forum:
Does 'your' favourite renamer support Send To ?? 
:tellme:

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2008, 07:44:42 PM »
Does 'your' renamer support Send To >  ?

"send to" support should be easy to implement provided the program accepts command-line parameters. e.g. 1-4a rename can be added to the folder context-menu with a reg file.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2008, 09:29:46 PM »
ReNamer has an option for attaching itself to the folder context menu - you can also add it to the Windows SendTo folder (it has an internal option to do this too) so it can be used with files/file+folder selection combos.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2008, 12:03:39 AM »
Bulk Rename Utility (my favourite) installs a context menu option like the one Lanux notes above for 1-4a above.
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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2008, 11:49:18 PM »
Bulk Rename Utility (my favourite) installs a context menu option like the one Lanux notes above for 1-4a above.

Do you see that in DOpus, Darwin?  If so, how did you get it there?

Thanks.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2008, 11:59:21 PM »
Does 'your' renamer support Send To >  ?

I couldn't decide which one to use, but I finally grabbed the FREE Rename Master from JoeJoe, the Jackass! ...

The renaming part of this Master is the finest (thums up) and easy to work with, but unfortunately the "Send To > Rename Master" feature wouldn't work on my XP. And because I also truly disliked the totally strange navigation system this program used, I erased it. The Send To feature is vital I think, and any new renamer of mine must support Send To > 

So of course I ask the DC forum:
Does 'your' favourite renamer support Send To ?? 
:tellme:

Curt - Have you tried "Send To Any" from OpticalReaction.com?  It adds a "Send to Any" submenu to the standard "Send To" in your context menu.  Folders and Applications.

Jim

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2008, 12:36:10 AM »
Hi Jim - yes, I do see that in DOpus 9... to get it there  you have to download the installer that specifies that it has it. If you look at the download page, you'll note:

Bulk Rename Download.png

Download the appropriate version with installer and run it and you should be good to go!
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« Last Edit: January 15, 2008, 12:39:21 AM by Darwin »

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2008, 01:33:19 AM »
I do have that version, and I do see it if I use Windows context menus.  But not in the DOpus menus.  Which do you use?

I prefer to use the DOpus menus, but I cannot edit the context menus in Dopus.  They have a picture that claims to show you how, but it doesn't really show much at all, AFAIC.

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2008, 05:29:46 AM »
I can't remember this one being mentioned yet (apologies if it has been): Fast File Renamer
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Fast File Renamer: Rename multiple files at the click of a button!

Current version: 1.0,  February 05, 2007

Fast File Renamer is a freeware program which can help you with the tedious task of renaming large numbers of files. The program can be used by anyone who needs to keep large collections of files organized (such as mp3 files, image and graphics files, web-site-related files, system files).

Fast File Renamer also has a 'simulate' function where you can preview the effects of any changes before applying them and it supports the use of the '*' wildcard character (inside the pattern which is to be deleted or replaced).

Looks simpler than most folk here will want, but then, if you have a simple task, this may be easier to use.


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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2008, 09:33:41 AM »
That's interesting J-Mac. As I stated above, I'm using Dopus 9 and use it to replace Windows Explorer. I do see Bulk Rename Here in the Dopus context menu. FWIW I'm running XP Pro Sp-2 and can't think of anything that I've done to enable Bulk Rename's context menu 'entry' to display, other than simply running the installer.
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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2008, 11:11:25 AM »
in DOpus you have the option to show windows context menu or Dopus context menu
not sure how this done in #9 but should be easy to find in the manual ?!
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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2008, 12:13:45 PM »
Yup -Tomos is correct. However, NB that I had the context menu item in both DOpus 8 and now in Dopus 9. The option is actually to HIDE Windows Explorer items in the Dopus context menu. I wonder if you have inadvertently enabled this feature, J-Mac? Good catch, Tom  :Thmbsup: - I'd forgotten about it. To check for this, J-Mac, hold down the shift key when you right click an item in Dopus. If BRU Context entry appears, you'll know that you have disabled Windows Explorer context menu items. I'll be back in a jiffy to tell you where to look for this setting.
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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2008, 12:17:54 PM »
OK here's the setting from the "Settings" - "Preferences" dialogue:

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Re: ReNamer: The best freeware file renamer? (yes says cybernetnews.com)
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2008, 04:11:44 PM »
Tomos, Darwin:  I know that. I do hide the Windows menu. But with what is left after hiding the Windowsd menu - I don't see the Bulk Renamer item there.  Darwin if you do not have that checked then you are not seeing DOpus's menu, but the Windows menu.

They have a tutorial that shows how to go with the DOpus menu but to add back just the Windows items that you want. But it is not clear at all.

Jim