File Renamer Basic

File Renamer Basic

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 288 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    561,274
  • Date Added:
    May 31, 2010
  • File Size:
    8.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    875
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008

Editors' Review

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A good file renamer can make your life easier, especially if you take a lot of snapshots or have a large and ever-changing music collection. File Renamer Basic from Sherrod Computers is a free tool that can rename, copy, and move your files and folders based on a wide range of properties and options. It can scan thumbnails, filter files by extension, and add prefixes, suffixes, and other elements, including unique parameters. You can preview changes before File Renamer makes them, and Undo them after, if you like.

File Renamer Basic opens with an optional Tool Tip. The user interface is a bit crowded, with lots of functions tucked here and there, but the Office-style Ribbon toolbar helps keep tidy. All the tools and settings you need are grouped together in the main window; for example, the settings for renaming files or folders are grouped with the Copy/Move options at the end of the file entry field (including a Copy To directory that is inactive until needed). File Renamer Basic has an Explorer-style tree view for browsing to and adding files, including subfolders. The bottom half of the interface is where you configure the program's actions. Under File Name Properties, we could edit or exclude Prefix, Filename, Separator, Unique Parameter, Suffix, and Extension. A nice touch: File Renamer Basic displays a sample file name using your selections in a large font in the bottom panel. The Delete/Insert/Remove tab includes settings for both Starting Position and Number of Characters, while the Find/Replace tab offered useful options such as case and extension settings. The Advanced tab lets users create specific file names; it includes a useful tool to search for and insert EXIF keywords. File Renamer Basic also edits ID3 tags and renames lists.

Large buttons labeled Apply, Undo, and Preview make File Renamer Basic very easy to figure out and use, though an extensive Help menu offers plenty of resources, including a full manual and a forum. File Renamer Basic worked fast and well for single files and batches. We liked being able to create and save profiles for regular jobs, too.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 288 votes

    • 5 star 152
    • 4 star 56
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 46
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2 stars

"Greedy Developers"

January 06, 2013  |  By BrokenFrame

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

Works pretty well. Unless you make a mistake....

Cons

You have to pay extra to use the UNDO feature. This is a rip off.

Summary

Most programmers have a demo and a full version. These guys charge too much for the deluxe version. Seriously, I paid for the regular version and I cant undo my mistakes? This should be a basic feature. Don't buy this app, they are greedy. I paid for a crippled app. just flat dumb. I am all for supporting developers, but not greedy ones like these guys. Don't buy it until they take away the paid crippleware!!!!! RIP OFF

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4 stars

"Simple, Easy to use"

February 27, 2011  |  By PhotoStEl

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

a must have tool

Cons

Takes some getting use to on the features

Summary

Excellent tool

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4 stars

"Organized My Stuff"

February 26, 2011  |  By rurouni81

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

great features

Cons

undo button in the basic version will not work, must purchase deluxe

Summary

It organizes any set of files w/ or w/o numbering, capitalizing, underscore, file extension. Helps organize mp3 files

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4 stars

"Does it's job very well"

February 11, 2011  |  By topsykretts

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

Free - works great!

Cons

Only a few, see detailed notes...

Summary

Cons:

It 'auto selects' all files when you navigate to the folder, you then have to deselect and then select the files you want to rename.

Like another reviewer states you can not filter by date taken etc. TIP: If you need that feature as times it doe's help... go get FastStone Image Viewer. It's free and also has a great 'batch' re-namer.

If you have a bunch of pic eg. P10012345 and you want to add "June Road Trip" to beginning or end and keep the original files names... this is your app.

Great app and free! Thank you.

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4 stars

"It does the job required"

February 11, 2011  |  By Art_2006

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

user interface is easy to follow, free to use in Basic form, does the job.

Cons

Would like to be able see id tags displayed for music files from main screen.

Summary

Fine for me

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5 stars

"Excellent and essential program, for when you need it."

February 08, 2011  |  By Raoul_Soibelmann

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

Good performer. I re-organised my collections of music, and also re-organised some old files. The result was fast and brilliant.

Cons

Remember to take a backup before you touch your file names!

Summary



Updated on Feb 15, 2011

It was very good, but Flexible Renamer was closer to my need.
Still, it is good piece of software for those who need it. My great appreciation to the authors.

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1 stars

"Fails to Install.......or uninstall"

February 04, 2011  |  By CHALD0N

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

Seems like it would work fine.

Cons

Doesn't Install. Crashes out @ %99 on the Initializing Phase.

DOESN'T Uninstall through Win 7's Uninstall Program in Control Panel. Files still in directory...

Summary

Virus Scan OK. Log noted as last entry 'Positioning Window'.

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5 stars

"Does what you need but still involves manual processing"

January 30, 2011  |  By exonaught

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

multiple features and easy to use prefix trimmer
allows selective batch processing of files

Cons

clicking and dragging to highlight doesn't work. program does not resort files after applying changes.

Summary

Kind of wishing I found this program sooner. Made my life rather easy when I decided to sit down and clean up all of my mp3's.

I grabbed this program to deal with the annoying track numberings that Mp3's are so notorious for getting. Because the prefix-cutting mode allows for the amount of characters you want to trim, you can batch your files in the selection and delete what you don't need.

I highly recommend this one.

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5 stars

"Wow, what a great program for animators."

January 24, 2011  |  By atomu3d

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

Easy to figure out, took a couple minutes of testing with the preview first.

Cons

Looks a little confusing at first.

Summary

Great program, really fast and easy to figure out.
Use Preview often and examine it before Applying.

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5 stars

"exceprional"

January 16, 2011  |  By smoggedout

 |  Version: File Renamer Basic 6.0.1

Pros

so far it is the only freeware spam filter that allows more than one email address

Cons

basically - the programmer died and the utility is for sale.

Summary



Updated on Jan 18, 2011

I love it. When potting downloaded filed - eg TV shows - to DVD, it is great to be able to take all the extraneous garbage out of the file name so it doesn't clutter the DVD menu. Always use the preview mode before you do a change, as the free version doesn't have the undo feature. Sure beats manually editing 100 file names for 1 archive.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.1
Version 6.0.1 added the ability to show system files in the list in addition to hidden files (or neither if you choose).
General
Publisher Sherrod Computers
Publisher web site http://www.SherrodComputers.com
Release Date January 25, 2010
Date Added May 31, 2010
Version 6.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 95, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.06MB
File Name FileRenamerBasic.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 561,274
Downloads Last Week 875
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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