Extension Renamer

Extension Renamer


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

Version:
1.0
File Size:
528KB
Date Added:
October 07, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
60,677
Downloads Last Week:
51
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/2000/XP

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current Version:

    2.6

    out of 13 votes

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