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Ken Rename

CNET Editors' review

Ken Rename from Kensoft is a free batch file renamer that offers a lot of configuration options and enables you to replace strings, reorder and renumber files, remove and insert specific characters from files, decode files, and create macros to perform batch processes automatically. It includes extra features such as picture previews, EXIF support, and import/export capabilities.

At first glance, Ken Rename's red-bordered interface seems busy, but it actually does a capable job of managing a lot of features in a limited space, with a file menu and toolbar along the top, a tabbed selection of functions, and a left-hand tree view and main window with list view along the bottom. Dividing the interface in the middle is a file-selection tool with a Wildcard filter, Include and Exclude options, and the ability to specify RegEx. Basically, everything below and including the file section displays files and folders, while the tabbed section is where you perform many and various actions, from creating Macros with counter, digit, and increment options as well as MP3 Tags, EXIF, and Extension options, to Script, with a text field, to Code Page, with a variety of source and destination options, including Unicode, Windows, Big5, and GBK. We could also import lists, select HTML, HTTP, and URL encode and decode options, and change cases. The program's Web page offers some documentation and tips as well as a forum, but there's no proper Help file, though a program that offers so many options could benefit from one.

Nevertheless, we found Ken Rename a capable performer and easy enough to use, once we'd reviewed and made our option choices. This is a powerful tool that can dramatically speed up large batch-processing jobs, and we only scratched the surface of its abilities.

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    • 1 star: 1
  • Current version:

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good potential, but is now abandonware."

    April 28, 2013  |   By Rod Lockwood

    Version: Ken Rename 1.02

    Pros

    Has a nice interface. Is easy to use. Has a lot of features and is very flexible and fast. You can define often used routines and save them to use later.

    Cons

    Crashes often from memory leaks. Resource hog. No longer under development or being supported.

    Summary

    This is abandonware. It could have been an awesome utility, but now it is useless.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great batch file manager. Makes organizing easy."

    August 7, 2011  |   By marcosousasr

    Version: Ken Rename 1.02

    Pros

    For the most part it is very intuitive.
    Windows right-click integration.
    Non-bloated.
    Free.

    Cons

    Needs a [select all] button on the button menu. Otherwise have to go to file menu and [Edit] ----> [select all] each time. Refresh could at times be slow or nonresponsive. Ten months since its release and still no updates. Fix for 5 stars.

    Summary

    Highly recommend just hope they add a [select all] button.

    I have a few external hardrives that i use for a comic book and movie collection and it made organizing them very easy for the most part.

    It did take a little playing around with the program but once i got the hang of it it went smoothly.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Seems to work well"

    December 1, 2010  |   By robert in gozo

    Version: Ken Rename 1.02

    Pros

    Easy to install

    Cons

    Hardly use

    Summary

    I installed as it seems like a worthy program. Hardly use it though.

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