Batch File Renamer

Batch File Renamer


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 41 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.2
File Size:
336KB
Date Added:
July 03, 2014
Price:
Free to try (60-second start-up delay, nag screen); $8.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
107,361
Downloads Last Week:
170
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Batch File Renamer from Ezyware is, as its name suggests, a batch file renamer, a utility that can quickly and easily change the name, order, and attributes of files and folders, either singly or in large batches; in this case, up to a million files at once. It can sort file names by name, date, and time, and it previews all changes before making them. It's very small, totally portable, and free, too.

We noted that Batch File Renamer is portable, requiring no formal installation: just click the program file, and it runs. The user interface is a compact, efficient job with a single window displaying customizable fields: Dates, Source Filenames, Destination Filenames, Size, and so on. The scrolling tree view for browsing to the source destination is a bit awkward; a standard file-browsing dialog would be an improvement. We selected LowerCase in the Generate Destination File Names entry field and clicked Generate. Next we entered what we wanted to replace and what to replace it with, selected the File Attributes from a handy check box on the interface, and clicked Replace, which previewed the changes in the destination field. We clicked Start Renaming, and the program quickly did the deed, as we verified by opening the folder to see the changes for ourselves. Batch File Renamer offers a Command Line prompt with CMD and Execute buttons at the bottom of the interface; this option should appeal to system admins and the hard-core, old-school types out there.

If you've got a digital camera, song collection, or just a bunch of files you'd like to rename or reorder, but you dread going in and doing it all one file at a time, you need a tool like Batch File Rename.

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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 13
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  • 4 stars

    "Copy to thumb stick and run."

    May 30, 2013   |   By Merry_Masters

    Version: Batch File Renamer 7.06

    Pros

    No installing, Reg's and good UI.. Copy to thumb stick and run anywhere.

    Cons

    Some what free

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  • 5 stars

    "Works Great!<br />Works Great!"

    February 16, 2013   |   By cm_duran

    Version: Batch File Renamer 7.05

    Pros

    Does everything as advertised. Intuitive interface. Simple. Fast.

    Cons

    none that I have come across.

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 20, 2013

    I thought I was reviewing a different program. This program is NOT
    what you need if you just want to batch rename files - get Bulk File Renamer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Did the job I wanted it to do..."

    January 07, 2013   |   By Merry_Masters

    Version: Batch File Renamer 7.05

    Pros

    Download and run when needed from browser and close afterwards. No installing or spyware adware or any other bad installation need..

    Unlimited trial no need to pay.

    Cons

    No cons does what is needed.

    Summary

    No hassles and easy to use. No bad, but common User interface. It work on Windows 8

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  • 5 stars

    "Using it now.."

    December 21, 2012   |   By Peter_Masters

    Version: Batch File Renamer 5.1

    Pros

    Now it hard to rename under Windows 8 and other software not working anymore. Forced to use this until I have time to downgrade.

    Cons

    90 sec wait, if you can't change a few bytes..

    Summary

    good stop gap measure...

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  • 5 stars

    "Renamed a bunch of file. With no installing, Yahoo..."

    November 29, 2012   |   By Peter_Masters

    Version: Batch File Renamer 7.05

    Pros

    No installing, just run from cnet.. Other renamers software didn't get past the setup stage before Windows stopped the install process and crashes.

    Cons

    Had to jail break Window RT to run.

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  • 5 stars

    "No Installing"

    November 29, 2012   |   By Joshua_Friend

    Version: Batch File Renamer 7.05

    Pros

    No Installing, Small Quick and simple....

    Cons

    90 second nag

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  • 1 stars

    "Still uses the old Windows 3.x style of window."

    October 20, 2012   |   By PolarKev

    Version: Batch File Renamer 5.1

    Pros

    The features

    Cons

    Windows 3.x interface. Clumsy. Can't copy paste folder address for quicker use. Just a clunky program. No context menu support.

    Summary

    Free is most often a good thing, except in this case. If you have a lot of time to waste, then this program is fine. If your like most other people, time is important and this program takes you back to the clunky days of Windows 3.x way of doing business.
    In a nutshell, the program is cheap but I still wouldn't pay for it even though it comes with other utilities...that I don't need and probably won't use on a day by day basis.

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  • 2 stars

    "Almost Awesome"

    September 25, 2012   |   By jsatov

    Version: Batch File Renamer 5.1

    Pros

    Not as hard to figure out as everyone says if you have a little problem solving ability. Incredibly useful if you don't like the file naming structures you tend to get when downloading music, tv shows, etc.

    Cons

    This new "buy me" feature they've added where you have to wait 90 seconds or whatever to use it.

    Summary

    This program is poorly written. It's a pretty simple and straighforward thing to do, but it has some error handling issues. This wasn't really a big deal in the older version. It would crash and you'd just start it up again and carry on. But now you have to wait 90 seconds for it to let you in. It wouldn't be so bad if there were real updates from the last version that warranted having to pay for the software now. But all I can see that they've done is move the main toolbar from the top to the bottom. Not really very helpful.

    This is why it's almost good - the poor error handling coupled with the stupid wait time renders an otherwise great program almost completely inoperable. I hate it now. I really wish my old hard drive hadn't died because I can't seem to find the older, better version of this program.

    Low ratings go to undeserving cash grabs.

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  • 1 stars

    "This program is terrible. Seek another option."

    April 14, 2012   |   By Tayundo

    Version: Batch File Renamer 5.1

    Pros

    Tiny. That is the only pro.

    Cons

    Extremely high level of the opposite of usability.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does the Job easy to delete"

    February 16, 2012   |   By HumbleUser

    Version: Batch File Renamer 7.0

    Pros

    Quick to download, run and rename, easy to delete, just delete it. No brain surgery here.

    Cons

    Just a nag, who cares... Heavy users may want to pay the next to nothing seven bits, no need to if you are cheap.

    Summary

    Does not Expire and no need to install and uninstall.. Like the extra batch old style dos file Command line.

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