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Best Free File Renamer

by James 28 November 2008 4 Comments

Welcome to the Freeware Mission again. You might wonder why do I need a file renamer… Well, I’m a quite passionate photographer, making dozens of photos each day. And when I save them into the computer they all have as filenames those long lines of numbers. I need a freeware program that would allow me to rename all of them quickly and easily.


I’ve tested a lot of freeware file renamers, from Lupas Rename 2000 to Flexible Renamer but I wasn’t satisfied. I nearly gave up hope when I accidentally found this little gem: ReNamer. It’s very easy to use and pretty fast. All you have to do is drag and drop your files, set a rule and click rename. Easy!


For the advanced users ReNamer gives the option of creating a Pascal Script rule. For my needs ReNamer is perfect: it offers all the standard renaming procedures: prefixes, suffixes, replacements, case changes, as well as removing contents of brackets, adding number sequences, changing file extensions. The program allows you to combine multiple renaming actions as a rule set, applying each action in a logical sequence, which can be saved, loaded, and managed within the program. It also has the ability to rename folders, process regular expressions, Unicode capable, and supports a variety of meta tags, such as: ID3v1, ID3v2, EXIF, OLE, AVI, MD5, CRC32, and SHA1.

You can download ReNamer from here, it’s free!

My Evaluation


Operating System

Windows All


1.3 MB


Denis Kozlov

Version Tested


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  • Dave L said:

    File ReNamer is awesome.

    I’ve used it many times for renaming mp3’s after importing them. Has great flexibility to simply append text, insert characters, change case…. you name it, it can do it.

    Its also a stand alone exe so it runs just fine off a USB stick.

  • Johnny Karp said:

    I’m glad you like this program Dave, I was quite impressed with it too. Cheers.

  • Johnny Karp said:

    Thanks for the info, I’ll add it to the “to be tested list” soon. Cheers.

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