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File Renamer Basic User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast, easy, feature packed"

    June 19, 2013  |   By hayseed0a1

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    I was amazed at the options available in the free version and how easy and quick it is to rename a series of photos so they wouldn't duplicate photos I already had. I just know there are people out there who have no idea that this sort of functionality is even available.

    Cons

    I found None

    Summary

    If you take digital photos or have serialized files of any sort, you need this program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it is supposed to do."

    June 10, 2013  |   By t4d30

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    Fast, smart options and... free.

    Cons

    Maybe some users will find interface quite confusing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It worked for me on my Windows 7 64bit toshiba"

    May 15, 2013  |   By Hizzle315

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    it's free and works

    Cons

    may be a little confusing at first.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "What a piece of Adware spawning CRAP"

    February 8, 2013  |   By cm_duran

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    none - I couldn't install with win 7 64bit - the documentation does not say that.

    Cons

    Although it wouldn't install File Rename, it did manage to install some vicious adware. Apparently CNET is not in cahoots with the adware infector. How cold they give it FIVE stars. Maybe they get different versions than the general public.

    Summary

    I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bought License - Didn't Work - No Response from Support"

    February 5, 2013  |   By mhebert5267

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    Good product but when I bought the license it wouldn't work.

    Cons

    Received no support/response from Sherrod Computers. Disappointing.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't run in Windows 7 64 Bit"

    January 27, 2013  |   By Alan Mintaka

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    None - doesn't run in Windows 64 Bit

    Cons

    Doesn't launch in Windows 64 Bit. Appears in Task Manager but GUI never loads. Worthless.

    Summary



    Updated on Oct 15, 2013

    UPDATE: As reported in ccs2a's response, reinstalling the program with admin privileges did the trick. I took the extra step of setting the compatiblity properties of both the installer AND the installed EXE to "Run as Administrator" for ALL users (setting the program EXE compatibility mode ensures that any future shortcuts you create for the program will also run with admin privileges).

    Salut ccs2a, and my spologies to the developers of this fine utility.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great, flexible, easy to use, free"

    January 15, 2013  |   By bob dillon

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    Can make many variable combinations of changes in every way that I could think of.

    Cons

    The free version does not accept multiple folders - must work one folder at a time

    Summary

    Fantatic!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Total crapware."

    January 11, 2013  |   By alfmeister

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    None, wouldn't load with Windows 7.

    Cons

    Tried repeatedly to install browser crap. Once I cleared that landmine field it installed but wouldn't run. AVOID!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good file renaming tool"

    January 8, 2013  |   By WoodyAutumn

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    It does everything a file renamer should do and it does it very easy.

    Cons

    ADWARE! Be very careful when installing. The install program tricks you into installing some adware such as Incredibar and it will hijack your Internet Explorer and lock up you Internet Options. I had to go to the RESTORE utility in XP and restore to a date prior to installing File Renamer to fix the problem. Once it was fixed, I reinstalled File Renamer being very careful to uncheck the options to install the adware and changing my home page and search engine. This was one big headache.

    Summary

    I would have given a full five stars to File Renamer had they not had the adware in the install package. I realize the program is free and they need to find some way to finance it but putting a browser hijacker into the install package is not the way to go. A real shame that they did this because the File Renamer itself is an excellent piece of software.

    Updated on Jan 8, 2013

    I meant only to give four stars to this review. I would have given five if it did not have the adware in the installer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "CAUTION - Contains Virus"

    January 5, 2013  |   By Bim191919

    Version: File Renamer Basic 6.3

    Pros

    Read my 'Cons' and you will see why I have no 'Pros'

    Cons

    I just can't understand how this one got through Download's testing, AND got the great Editor's Review. It contains a virus (thank you, Norton, for catching it), and downloads extra software in spite of my unchecking the boxes. It also changed settings, and installed the junky Somoto Tool Bar into Firefox. AND, the Uninstaller program attempts to change more things (again, thanks to Norton)

    Summary

    Heh, CNET, wake up! You used to catch this kind of stuff in your testing... and certainly wouldn't award this kind of junk 5 stars with your editor's review.

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