Bulk Rename Utility

Bulk Rename Utility

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 69 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    118,794
  • Date Added:
    November 19, 2008
  • File Size:
    963.9KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    862
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008

Editors' Review

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Bulk Rename Utility takes the pain out of renaming and managing files and folders, assuming you can get past the frightening user interface. This free application can handle everything from simple search-and-replace to Perl 5 regular expressions, but it suffers from a cluttered user interface that fails to offer tool tips and, somewhat incredibly, abbreviates labels and button names.

The application window offers 13 primary functions, including inserting and appending text, auto-numbering, cropping characters, and moving/copying files. Additional menu bar drop-downs let you set global options, such as time stamp formats, color-coding, and activity logging. Bulk Rename Utility tries to help by offering a comprehensive Help file (although it hardly sets the mind at ease when the Getting Started section starts with DO NOT PANIC!!!! in large red letters). The application also pops Confirmation dialogs by default. But we found that experimentation was the best way to learn the program: The interface displays both the original file name along with what the end product would be if you were to make the changes you have proposed. The target file name is updated as you fill in the application's poorly labeled text fields, drop-down menus, and check boxes, but no changes are made until you click the Rename button.

Bulk Rename Utility provides a great and lightning-fast way to manipulate file and folder names in bulk. Its capability to handle file attributes, metadata, and sophisticated regular expressions make it appropriate for power users as well as those with simpler needs. Unfortunately, its poor interface means that new users will likely lack the fortitude to learn the ins and outs of this program.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"The best renamer I've found"

March 30, 2010  |  By HuwWE

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

Total versatility, great speed.

Cons

Interface is pretty scary until you've played around with it for a while and discovered what everything does.

Summary

I love this software. It gives me absolute control of my files, to such an extent that I've started behaving differently, not bothering to change the names of the files I download and renaming them all together later. I can't believe how much time I save. The parameters couldn't be more varied and complete, and once you've got the hang of it you won't find anything missing. Highly recommended.

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4 stars

"Full Featured File Naming/Re-Naming Utility"

March 08, 2010  |  By darrelljohnson

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

Those of us who go back to the DOS days will appreciate this very handy naming utility. Every possible aspect of file name attributes is covered here in a straight forward check box and fill in the blank form style layout. Very intuitive.

Cons

Requires excellent skill level.You must thoroughly understand the naming nomenclature world to get max benefit of this utility.

Summary

Not for the faint of heart or beginners.

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5 stars

"The Best File/Folder Rename Utility - EVER"

February 04, 2010  |  By tomhallmindspring

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

It is intuitive, and extremely flexible. Moreover, it does everything.

Cons

Haven't found any.

Summary

This is the best file/folder renaming utility I have ever found.

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5 stars

"Works great!"

December 08, 2009  |  By tromtez

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

Does just about any file renaming action you can think of.

Cons

At first glance, the user interface is intimidating.

Summary

Don't panic when you start the program. Open the help file and read the getting started section. Once you get over the learning curve (took about 30 seconds, by the way), the program did exactly what I wanted it to do and it was extremely fast. Great program!

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5 stars

"This program works!"

November 06, 2009  |  By dwightrussell

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

Rich in options to rename files. Works fast.

Cons

There are no cons for this program.

Summary

Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1 has worked exactly as I wanted it to work every time I used it.

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4 stars

"Get the job done"

October 02, 2009  |  By law8man

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

one screen see everything

Cons

need to read the manual to learn the abbrev. first

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5 stars

"Extremely Useful!"

September 04, 2009  |  By paperpuncher2

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

Lets you rename any type of file in any way you can imagine. This program has saved me so much time I can't imagine what I'd do without it.

Cons

A little technical if you're not used to utilitarian interfaces. Take it slow and you'll be fine, just don't expect friendly pop-up boxes and flowery descriptions

Summary

One of the best time-saver programs I have ever used. Once you have it, you don't know how you did things without it.

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4 stars

"Does the job and then some!"

September 02, 2009  |  By agamemnon71

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

The multitude of ready to use renaming tools. No hassle with scripts and being able to call the program from explorer-right-click-menu.

Cons

It would be not being able to in a macro-mode construct ready to use complex renamings that I do at least once a week.

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4 stars

"woks wonders, excellent software"

August 08, 2009  |  By Tsuris

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

Can move parts
delete
auto number
timestamp
replace
copy parts
pre/suf fix
change case (upper/lower)
folder name +
change extension
and more

Cons

somewhat bulky interface, no real complaints though

Summary

I wanted to make
#### - name (tag).ext
become
name (tag)####.ext
the moving portion wasn't in any other software I tried, this let me move and delete with ease, over 1000 files that I wanted alphabetical, not numerical.

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5 stars

"Does what is it designed to do very well."

June 02, 2009  |  By pmnb

 |  Version: Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.1

Pros

Supports all the renaming scenarios you could think of.

Cons

Need to poke around a bit to figure out how to select files after you have chosen filtering/renaming options.

Summary

Excellent tool for bulk file renaming/moving.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.1.1
Version 2.7.1.1 has added ability to browse for folder in "jump to path" action and treat EXIF timestamps individually.
General
Publisher Jim Willsher
Publisher web site http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk
Release Date November 19, 2008
Date Added November 19, 2008
Version 2.7.1.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 963.9KB
File Name BRU_Setup_WinNTx86.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 118,794
Downloads Last Week 862
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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