Better File Rename

Better File Rename

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.43
  • Total Downloads:
    18,936
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2013
  • File Size:
    9.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    34
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Better File Rename is a program aimed at helping users with enormous groupings of files or organizational challenges rename files. While this program shoots for simplicity, it may be too vague for some users.

This program offers an alternative for those needing to change large amounts of file names. For example, if a user needs to add the word "Test" to a batch of 150 files, they can use this program to locate and make that change in bulk, as opposed to individually changing all 150. Options for changes include commands like: produce alphabetical list, produce numbered list, remove vowels, and more than 30 other commands. For users who frequently rename files using the same conventions, there is also an option to create a "Droplet," which lets you save settings to change file names then drag and drop files to apply those settings. The trial version has a 10-file limit, but users should still be able to get a sense of how the program works.

Overall, this is program does the work it promises and can help save a great deal of time when dealing with massive amounts of files. Its only drawback is a lack of direction that may confuse users with little computer and file experience. However, more experienced user, or those willing to learn by trial and error, will appreciate the help Better File Rename gives to make a tedious task easier.

 
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  • 5 stars

    "Productivity Booster"

    June 24, 2014   |   By KareemBullard

    Version: Better File Rename 5.43

    Pros

    Several Renaming Options

    Cons

    Limited amount of Files to Rename per Session

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  • 5 stars

    "Great tool"

    December 11, 2009   |   By dagenic

    Version: Better File Rename 5.6

    Pros

    Simple to use.

    Cons

    none, but you do need to pay to get more batch file re-naming, but that is minimal.

    Summary

    Great tool for non-programmers!

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  • 5 stars

    "I have used this program for several years. Excellent."

    December 02, 2009   |   By im.richb

    Version: Better File Rename 5.6

    Pros

    The ability to rename file names in mass. Ease of use with a lot of options makes this program very useful.

    Cons

    It needs the ability for the user to define macros using several of the included options to build multiple step commands.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast and Easy"

    November 03, 2009   |   By kusumakc

    Version: Better File Rename 5.3.1

    Pros

    Very easy. Very fast. No learning curve.

    Cons

    There are no cons.

    Summary

    Must have if you rename files often.

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  • 1 stars

    "There are FAR better ones - and FREE, too."

    September 26, 2007   |   By gbjennings

    Version: Better File Rename 5

    Pros

    It's just 'OK.'

    Cons

    As another reviewer wrote, Rename Master is better, and free too.

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  • 1 stars

    "Can't Compare with Rename Master"

    September 25, 2007   |   By shodan816

    Version: Better File Rename 5

    Pros

    Basically, not much at all.

    Cons

    It's not extremely versatile and the price is far too high for a file renaming utility. There is a better one available, called Rename Master, at joejoesoft.com and it's FREEware...

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  • 4 stars

    "Does what I need"

    May 28, 2006   |   By bobkush

    Version: Better File Rename 4.7.1

    Pros

    Comprehensive renaming actions: add, remove, insert, replace text, dates, sequence numbers, etc.

    Extensive support for numbered lists (create, change, add, substract, etc.)

    Full preview while you type

    Separate processing for file name & extension

    Cons

    No cons so far. Some may want it to rename MP3 files, but that is not its purpose.

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  • 3 stars

    "Almost there..."

    January 29, 2006   |   By wzntme

    Version: Better File Rename 4.7.1

    Pros

    Exactly what I was looking for (so I thought). Having over 60 GB of photos to rename, I have searched for a utility that could help me rename the photos by the date taken. (Currently sorted as such under folders by that name). This product seemed to have what I was looking for and sure enough the trial proved it so, until I wanted to add a separator between the addition to the file name (the date photo was taken) and the existing file name (generic number generated by photo download program). However, there are many fields you could rename your files with (though I specifically was looking for date only).

    Cons

    Unless you also add the "time" the photo was taken you can not add a separator to the file name. And in this case it adds blank spaces as well which are not suitable for web publishing. So, with that in mind, I had to pass on this program and keep searching for something else.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best in its Simplicity"

    July 24, 2005   |   By Marinn

    Version: Better File Rename 4.4

    Pros

    I spent a while looking for a program that would rename files/folders. It comes with very nice features such as " produce alphabetical or number lists ..." which you don't find with other software. I highly recommend it.

    Cons

    None so far

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  • 5 stars

    "A must have for digital camera picture renaming"

    June 13, 2005   |   By jeremy.groeneweg

    Version: Better File Rename 4.4

    Pros

    This program is incredible for putting the date and time a picture was taken into the file name, that way you can keep your pictures in the order they were taken.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.43
    Version 5.43 includes the new version fixes a number of minor bugs.
    General
    Publisher publicspace.net
    Publisher web site http://www.publicspace.net
    Release Date May 21, 2013
    Date Added May 22, 2013
    Version 5.43
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 9.28MB
    File Name BFR.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 18,936
    Downloads Last Week 34
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 10-file limitation
    Price $19.95

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