Flexible Renamer

Flexible Renamer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.4
  • Total Downloads:
    131,351
  • Date Added:
    March 10, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    360
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Naru's Flexible Renamer is a free tool for renaming files and folders, either singly or in large batches, including subfolders. It can rename items using a wide range of methods: copying, substituting, translating, moving, reordering, and attaching letters, numbers, and characters in specified or randomly generated patterns. It also supports Unicode strings for a wide range of languages. It has sophisticated, flexible filtering options to exclude or include items for processing, and it can modify file or folder information such as time and date stamp.

Flexible Renamer is a portable application that doesn't have to be installed: just click it and it runs. It uses an interesting and efficient variation on the typical Windows interface, with the usual left-hand Explorer panel and right-hand main view separated by a panel of controls, including a menu of commands, some filter options, and the Rename buttons. The main view has a customizable gridded display that shows the current name, new name, location, and other information about selected items. Since by far most people want a file renamer to manage the gigabytes of digital snapshots they upload, we started with some of our own. We browsed to a target folder and its contents appeared in the main view. In the central panel, we clicked Remove Number or String, and the selection expanded with many specific options. We made our selections, clicked Rename, and the renamed files appeared in the main view. We clicked Advanced Rename, and controls and selections appeared for Wild Card, Regular Expression, and Translation methods with search fields and numerous Presets and Support settings, the latter enabling a huge range of matches; there's even an email link to request new matches. The Advanced Renaming option proved easy to use for special instances, like renaming a batch of files to fit in a previously defined sequence. We also like the Tag Rename option, which lets you label files with information such as their type (MP3, EXIF, etc.) as well as the Attributes tab, which we used to change the date stamp to the date when the images were consolidated.

This is a handy file maintenance tool, and we recommend it.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Works great"

June 15, 2014  |  By Holtenwood

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

Works great. Easy interface.

Cons

Nothing to complain about so far.

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5 stars

"Quick and easy to use."

February 07, 2014  |  By way70

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

Removed time stamps from all my files after 'file history' restore in windows 8. Windows 8 has a lot more problems than this great program. You will love it!

Cons

No cons from me.

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5 stars

"Incredible and powerful renamer, just 1 bug left to fix"

October 24, 2013  |  By vasili3209

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

Can rename in almost any scenario you think of. Powerful. I have so many files I work with especially photos I have taken and this is the enabler to appending to or renaming of filenames.

Cons

When app is open and a directory is deleted the application crashes. Developer needs to work on this.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"The best file/folder renamer"

October 09, 2013  |  By ravikantbpl

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

i am using it for a long time.

Cons

didnt found yet

Summary

5 star

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5 stars

"Fast and Easy file renaming"

September 28, 2013  |  By RKilroy

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

Powerful renaming tool

Cons

May be too complex for the average user

Summary

Requires an understanding of how search and replace queries are constructed. I've been using it to rename a sequence of files, but Flexible Renamer is much more powerful if you need it to be.

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1 stars

"Garbage - wildcard parser doesn't work"

January 27, 2013  |  By Alan Mintaka

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

1. Wildcard parser doesn't work, period. Junk.
2. Can't select parts of pathnames and filenames in explorer for copy\paste in search/replace fields. Primitive.

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5 stars

"Renamer for both single and batch files"

January 21, 2013  |  By Belodedici8691

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

Fast, lightweight, several options for the output result (separator, numbers, sufixes, extensions)

Cons

Not so intuitive interface

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5 stars

"Unbelievably great!!"

September 04, 2012  |  By Ronnie8In

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

There are several thoughtful, logical features that makes this program great that similar renaming utilities don't do/have. First, it will show you a preview of the resulting file name INSTANTLY - no clicking on another window or "test" run. Second, it allows the use wildcards on files AND folders, so if you have files you want to rename buried in a folder structure, it will find them. You can re-size the window to look at deep and long folder structures. The program allows using any combination of file and folder attributes in the resulting file name you find meaningful, including the parent folder(s) name(s). Finally, this program will rename thousands of files at once IN THE SOURCE FOLDER - no copying all the files to/from somewhere.

Cons

The options for including the attributes are a little cryptic for a casual user. HOWEVER, clicking the "Support" button lists all of the possible options that you can play with. Having the instant preview allows you to experiment with the renaming options, so it works out very well.

I'd love to be able to filter out/in certain folder names, and I'm sure there's a way to do this - I just haven't figured this out yet.

Summary

It's a free, VERY powerful and easy to use file renamer!!

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1 stars

"Do not download"

November 19, 2011  |  By stevezv

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

Has a virus.

Cons

Has a virus

Summary

Has a virus

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5 stars

"Easy quick and accurate"

May 25, 2011  |  By The_Maluka

 |  Version: Flexible Renamer 8.4

Pros

Powerful and versatile file renamer, will rename 1,000's of files in a few seconds. Good search facilities for the current directory with or without the sub directories.

Cons

Cannot view the file contents, for instance of a jpg, to easily identify correct file.

Summary

I could not manage my computer without this utility which I have used for many years. File renaming is tedious at the best of times, Flexible Renamer takes away that tedium.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.4
Version 8.4 features: application error occurs when the character is deleted on the boundary of %; application error occurs when quitting the application on a certain environment.
General
Publisher Naru
Publisher web site http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA014830/english/FlexRena/
Release Date March 06, 2011
Date Added March 10, 2011
Version 8.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.79MB
File Name FlexRena84.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 131,351
Downloads Last Week 360
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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