The Only Batch File Renamer You Ever Need

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 20, 2009
Updated • Jan 20, 2009
Software, Windows, Windows software

ReNamer is a very flexible portable batch file renamer that comes with powerful renaming options. It is possible to add multiple files or folders to the software program which are then shown in the lower half of the interface. One or multiple renaming rules can be added and put in order. A nice feature of ReNamer is that it will display the old name and the new name instantly after adding a rule to the batch file renamer.

Filters can be used to exclude or include files and folders. It is for instance possible to exclude hidden or system files from being renamed. Several different name manipulation rules can be added including adding, deleting, replacing or serializing characters.

Interesting is the support of various meta tag information that can be added to the filename. Supported are among others ID3, Avi, EXIF, IPTC, HASH and File information. This means that ReNamer can be used to rename photo, music or video collections with ease.

The screenshot above is demonstrating a basic renaming example. The first rule removes all characters with the exception of the file extension from the filename while the second rule adds the playing time and the file size as the name name for the selected files.

ReNamer can also be used to strip certain characters from files, cleanup file and folder names (remove brackets among other things) and transliterate non-English characters with English representations.

It provides furthermore access to regular expressions and Pascal Script for advanced renaming needs. Rules can be saved as presets that can be loaded into the application again at any time to perform the same renaming operations again.

The software is very responsive and definitely one of the best file renamers for the Windows platform.


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  1. Shannana said on May 29, 2018 at 9:21 pm


    When you ever update this article, you should likewise check out Advanced Renamer.

    It’s a great piece of free software and deserves it’s own article IMO.

  2. zetlen said on March 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Have you checked out the KrojamSoft BatchRenameFiles Tool?

    It has more features than the reNamer

  3. m hamza said on May 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    hi ineed your software

  4. localhost said on January 27, 2009 at 4:12 am

    I hade tried lots of renamers. I finally found a perl script called “cmv”

    It is the best yet.
    Simple. It uses perl regex and it works transparently using mv -i.

  5. Ross said on January 22, 2009 at 9:02 am

    bkren does it for me, thanks.

  6. Dani said on January 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm


  7. g said on January 21, 2009 at 6:21 am

    for batch files (other than mp3) i use:
    The Rename –

  8. JF said on January 21, 2009 at 3:03 am

    i use Ant Renamer 2 and i love it

  9. Mike S said on January 21, 2009 at 2:55 am

    I’ve also used ReNamer for a couple of years. I don’t need it very often and usually not for real complicated tasks but it’s a great program when it is needed. I like it so much that I donated to the author, something I do only in a relatively few cases of excellent freeware.

  10. BillB said on January 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve used Renamer for quite a while, and I like it. For someone who needs a batch renamer, it deserves a looksee.

    Another batch renamer I like is Rename Master.

  11. gokudomatic said on January 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    it still doesn’t match my favorite flexirenamer.
    but well, I’m one of those regex lovers.

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