We’ve covered numerous file renaming utilities here on the site, and many of them have their own strengths and weaknesses. What I’ve found with a lot of them is that most tend to be difficult to use, but I found one called Rename Master that is both easy and powerful.
Rename Master provides a simplistic interface for doing things like replacing/adding/removing text in filenames/folders as well as many other common operations. If you jump over to the “Case & Wildcards” tab there is also an option you can enable for full regular expression support in any of the find/replace operations. That’s something I know a lot of power users want in an app like this.
Here’s a look at some of the things Rename Master has to offer:
- Intelligent number sorting
- File and folder renaming
- Custom filelist columns
- Subfolder Scanning to rename files in multiple folder
- Renaming Variables for JPEG/MP3 tags, file properties, counters, and more
- “Scripts” to save commonly used renaming options
- [*] and [?] command prompt style wildcards, or full Regular Expression support
- Optional Explorer integration for right-clicking on files/folders or using “Send To”
- Case Changing and Textfile importing
This program has been getting developed for over 7-years so it should come as no surprise that this is as good as it is. The download comes with both portable and installable versions depending on which you prefer.
Rename Master Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)