Extension Renamer

Extension Renamer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    61,394
  • Date Added:
    October 07, 2005
  • File Size:
    528KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Although its name defines its limits and usefulness, this freeware does what it does very well. Extension Renamer's comprehensible functions will suit any user even without a help file, although file-filtering instructions are available within the interface. In our tests the program quickly changed any file extension from within a selected folder to any new extension of our choice. With this freeware, you can easily control access to your personal files by renaming them to unknown file types. Since this application only changes file extensions and doesn't convert the actual file, its value is limited. Nonetheless, any user will still find the no-cost Extension Renamer worth keeping.
 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 13

5 stars

"good program, useful"

June 23, 2013  |  By gamerx_daniel

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

fast, easy to use

Cons

too basic, could have more advanced functions

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1 stars

"didn't download program, but has 6 add-on substitutes!"

April 30, 2013  |  By glegipon

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

couldn't find one. thought I was downloading a file extension renaming program. could be that it didn't show up because i'm on windows 7 and that I just saw a bunch of add-ons

Cons

2 toolbars, my homepage reset, tried to download real player, update adobe flash, and Microsoft security essentials warned of 2 viruses running on the computer. wth cnet!

Summary

in summary, blah! I can't be the only one with this download. please verify my failure.

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1 stars

"Don't bother - hijacks browser functions"

November 21, 2012  |  By AlreadyInUseChooseAnother

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

None, nada, zip, zilch

Cons

1) Too hard to use, re: navigation
1a) Too hard to use, errors out and no explanation or way to mitigate errors (I suspect it was trying to access shiznit it shouldn't and Comodo shut it down so it whined like a little girl)\
*** MALWARE ALERT! *** MALWARE ALERT! *** MALWARE ALERT! ***
2) Changes browser start page - IN EVERY BROWSER YOU HAVE INSTALLED
3) Changes browser search bar choice - IN EVERY BROWSER YOU HAVE INSTALLED
3a) Changes other browser characteristics.
4) OBVIOUSLY - NOT - properly reviewed by CNET.

Summary

Don't bother, you'll only spend at least an hour uninstalling and cleaning up all the changes it makes.

View it was MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, because IT DOES CONTAIN IT - see this link to REMOVE IT IF YOU FALL VICTIM TO IT. http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-the-fun-moods-face-moods-hijacker-virus/#comment-4982

Shame on you CNET

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5 stars

"Does EXACTLY What It Claims To Do"

December 21, 2010  |  By khamma

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

Easy to figure out. Easy to use. Does a quick and accurate job.

Cons

No Cons. None.

Summary

This is just what I was looking for - something to rename groups of files. I have a need to change the extensions of files. So - that's what I was looking for. I downloaded several batch renamers but couldn't figure out how to do this one thing. Then I tried this little gem and had it all done in about 30 seconds. Once the job is done, a before and after shot give you the opportunity to undo.

A great little program.

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2 stars

"not worth the download"

October 25, 2010  |  By gs121432

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

didn't use it

Cons

It requires a version of .net to run. I had a version higher than what was asked for but it wanted me to download a different version.

Summary

Did not use it. For bulk renaming just revert back to DOS, go to the directory in a CMD window and type ren *.xxx *.xxx works fine for what I needed.

HTH

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1 stars

"Does not work. Errors when trying to use it."

January 19, 2010  |  By CCCP721

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

there are no pros, only promises

Cons

It is not operational. It says "cannot create files because the files already exist," and does not convert anything.

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4 stars

"Does exactly what it says -- changes file extensions"

November 09, 2009  |  By rexworld

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

Straightforward interface

Cons

doesn't let you input a path with a text box, you have to navigate with the UI to the path each time

Summary

Does exactly what you'd expect -- renames the extensions of a group of files. I do wish it let you input a folder path with a text box, it's tedious to have to navigate thru the folder UI each time to the correct folder.

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4 stars

"Very good product"

October 04, 2009  |  By hokies09

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

Very feature rich

Cons

UI needs some work

Summary

Best bulk renamer I've seen

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3 stars

"Worked fine. Does exactly what it says. Renames."

April 27, 2009  |  By johnbamford

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

Converted most files quickly.

Cons

Missed a few files which I had to do manually.

Summary

Clear, simple program. Probably never need again but good for what it's intended for....renaming NOT converting.

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5 stars

"It does what it's name says!!! It's NOT a converter."

January 04, 2009  |  By stealle

 |  Version: Extension Renamer 1.0

Pros

It is great for renaming .m4v to .mp4 or vice versa. Or .xls to .txt and many others. If your files need converted then you need to use something else.

Cons

None. It is unfortunate the people are giving this poor reviews because it can not "convert". It says right in the description that it does not convert.

Summary

This is a superb file extension RENAMER. That's all it does. You use this utility when you have multiple files to rename. It will literally RENAME hundreds of file extensions in just seconds.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Compact
Publisher web site http://www.compact.uk.com
Release Date October 07, 2005
Date Added October 07, 2005
Version 1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 528KB
File Name Extension Renamer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,394
Downloads Last Week 20
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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