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Daram Renamer is a great rename tool for Windows with one tiny flaw

Daram Renamer is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to rename any number of files in one swift operation.

The program requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher, and runs on any version of the Windows operating system starting with Windows 7.

Windows users who use a firewall with strict rules, in particular a rule that blocks new connections, may notice that Daram Renamer won't start under that configuration. The error log highlights that the program attempts to establish a connection.

The issue can be resolved by allowing the program to connect to the Internet. Users who don't want this can add the listed IP address in the error log to the hosts file to redirect it to localhost.

Daram Renamer

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Daram Renamer has a clean interface. You can add any number of files using the "browse"-icon in the interface or by using drag and drop.

The application lists the original name and the changed name in the interface; in other words: any change you make to the original name is previewed right away in the interface so that you may verify it.

The main toolbar of the explanation provides rules that you may apply to all file names. The available tools are divided into the groups characters, extensions, and numbers.

The characters group includes options to replace or concatenate text, and to trim filenames. Most rename operations require user input. If you select the text replacement option, you'd have to enter the original text and the text that you want it replaced with.

Concatenate on the other hand requires text that you want to add and whether you want it added before or after the filename.

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Daram Renamer supports advanced operations next to that. Substring, another operation under characters, gives you options to remove all but a specified number of characters from the filename.

The operators that manipulate file extensions are equally powerful. You may use them to add, remove, or edit file extensions.

For numbers, you get several options of manipulation. You may add an index to the filename, remove anything but numbers, or increase or decrease existing numbers in file names.

The program supports undo and redo operations, may sort filenames, and includes an option to add a date to the filename on top of that.

You need to select the apply button to apply the changes to the files.

Closing Words

Daram Renamer is an easy to use rename program and that is the application's greatest strength. It displays all changes directly in the interface and supports a good number of rename rules and options.

While it is not as sophisticated as rename tools such as Ron's Renamer, Siren, or the intimidating Bulk Rename Utility, it is sufficient for the majority of rename operations.

Now You: Do you use a program to rename files in bulk?

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  1. Tom Hawack said on November 9, 2018 at 2:50 pm
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    I’m wondering why this ‘Daram Renamer’ have to connect to the Internet to rename user’s files.
    Warum, sag, warum?! :=)

    Renaming files here is one of the many features of the ‘Total Commander’ application, which doesn’t (have to) connect to the Internet. Maybe less renaming options than ‘Daram Renamer’ but far enough for my use.

    1. manouche said on November 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm
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      Warum? Darum!

      “Raram Renamer” does not connect to the internet to rename files.

      The program does connect at “First Run” and dumps the “DaramRenamer.License.txt” in the folder where the exe resides. When this is done, block the programm to establish any future connection – if that’s your concern, and it will still do the job with out any connectivity.

      Host mi? Himbeerdoni …

      1. Klaas Vaak said on November 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm
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        @manouche: “Host mi? Himbeerdoni …”
        In English?

      2. Tom Hawack said on November 9, 2018 at 10:04 pm
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        @Klaas Vaak, I have no idea either about “Host mi? Himbeerdoni “, maybe old German spoken by Götz_von_Berlichingen back in the Middle-Age? Otherwise we do have a “host” which could be a hint for adding ‘Daram Renamer’s home-phone url to our hosts file… this is enigmatic :=)

      3. Klaas Vaak said on November 10, 2018 at 7:07 am
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        @Tom Hawack: well, we know who wrote it, so no need to try to decipher or even waste any more time on that inane balderdash.

      4. Cigologic said on November 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm
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        > manouche: “The program does connect at “First Run” and dumps the “DaramRenamer.License.txt” in the folder where the exe resides. When this is done, block the programm to establish any future connection”

        Apparently, this “DaramRenamer.License.txt” file is just 8 KB in size — as indicated by another user, who also found out that version-update checks can’t be disabled:
        https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=91979#p91979

        I suppose the fetching of this licence file, as well as the presence of other anti-user features are some convenient ways to gather telemetry.

        In any case, the irritating thing about many .NET-dependent programs is that future versions tend to require users to forever keep updating to newer versions of .NET framework in order to use such programs.

      5. manouche said on November 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm
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        @Cigologic

        Let me clarify a bit more my assumption.

        The Error log shows:

        System.Net.WebException: The remote name could not be resolved: ‘raw.githubusercontent.com’

        This is usually a temporary error during hostname resolution and means that the local server did not receive a response from an authoritative server. In our case of course not, because you are offline.

        By reading the URL “raw.githubusercontent.com” I was guessing[!], this was an attempt to download the “DaramRenamer.License.txt”, as the prefix “raw” points to the raw files at githubusercontent.

        Once more! This is just MY guess and NOT the proof that DaramRenamer loads the “DaramRenamer.License.txt” file from GitHub. I simply don’t have the time nor I am willing to examine or inspect closely and thoroughly enough to chisel this allegation or any other in ghacks.net marble!

        My guessed and more plausible explanation was in first place to counter @T. Hawacks slander, the program needs “to connect to the Internet to rename user’s files” with the non outspoken subtext, it might be some kind of creepy spying on the user.

        There is no evidence so far, and if so, it would be as easy as, open right from the examined and incriminated line of code an issue and start discuss the case with the dev at GitHub.

        But airing such an unproven accusation at ghacks.net without even dare to give the program a try, is in my humble opinion an unfair and arrogant attitude, not alone against the dev, but also the author of this artikel.

        Thanks for reading and chiming in

      6. Tom Hawack said on November 11, 2018 at 12:02 am
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        @manouche, “My guessed and more plausible explanation was in first place to counter @T. Hawacks slander”

        I had written “I’m wondering why this ‘Daram Renamer’ have to connect to the Internet to rename user’s files.” in response to the article, that’s no slander.

        As you write it concerning your “analysis” of ‘Daram Renamer’, “Once more! This is just MY guess”. Indeed. Obviously your comments are filled with approximations.

      7. manouche said on November 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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        It nowhere states in the article, the program has

        “to connect to the Internet to rename user’s files.”

        You are the first one and quick to come up with this allegation. It does’nt matter if you are “wondering” or “scratching your ass”, your sentence is a clear statement and subordinates a fact without providing any evidence. That’s a slander.

        The simple verification of your slander is included in the article it self, Quote:

        “The error log highlights that the program attempts to establish a connection.

        The issue can be resolved by allowing the program to connect to the Internet. Users who don’t want this can add the listed IP address in the error log to the hosts file to redirect it to localhost.”

        That’ s a clear statement, the program is fully functional in renaming files without any connectivity to the internet, as I can confirm. And that is pretty much the opposite of your as you called it ” wondering why this ‘Daram Renamer’ have to connect to the Internet to _rename_ user’s files.”.

        By the way, this is also the proof, that you didn’t read the article carefully — a disregard of the author. Instead you where once again overzealous, to come up with some blatant misrepresentation. That’s in my perception not a sober response to the article, but a misleading of any fellow reader.

        Concerning about my statement “Once more! This is just MY guess”. It might exists another explanation for this “Error” at “First Run”. To unravel this enigma, I prefer to leave and welcome this to the experts in C++ and the masters of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
        They may show up with a surprising answer or may not.
        Again! This is just MY guess ;~)

        Host mi? [Self Censored] …

      8. Tom Hawack said on November 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm
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        @manouche, the article clearly states,

        “Windows users who use a firewall with strict rules, in particular a rule that blocks new connections, may notice that Daram Renamer won’t start under that configuration. The error log highlights that the program attempts to establish a connection.”

        My first post was to ask : why?

        I don’t understand your stubbornness. You are exhausting. Nevertheless I observe in improvement which is that you finally manage to avoid insults, perhaps because you’ve discovered that otherwise those comments are censored. You could do better, first by attempting to be lucid, honest and maybe — maybe — slightly less inelegant. Your wording as your reasoning remain unfortunately chaotic, as those of immaturity never solved whatever the number of years. You are not, from my point of view, worth any more attention unless to reply when you mention me with false allegations. You are a pain, my friend :=)

      9. Tom Hawack said on November 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm
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        @manouche, trying to understand your reasoning …

        I had written indeed “I’m wondering why this ‘Daram Renamer’ have to connect to the Internet to rename user’s files.” and you point out that once ‘Daram Renamer’ has been “initialized” it no longer requests a connection to actually rename files.

        The problem in this reasoning is that you are forgetting the sequences. When I wrote “to rename user’s files” I was strictly correlating the fact of a required connection stated in the article to the application’s very aim : nothing at that moment would suggest that this connection would not be required afterwards. You are not thinking correctly, maybe because your obsession to exercise your ego blinds you to the very timing of dialogues. Two comes after One, not before. Good sense, do make an effort to understand that as everyone here does, at least within this article. If your aim is to find a bug in one’s comment in order to rise your ego then we’re not finished trying to resolve the inner mechanisms of your understanding.

      10. manouche said on November 12, 2018 at 12:09 am
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        Compare the following quotes.

        Quote T. Hawack

        “When I wrote “to rename user’s files” I was strictly correlating the fact of a required connection stated in the article to the application’s very aim :
        → nothing at that moment would suggest that this connection would not be required afterwards.”

        versus

        Quote Article

        “The issue can be resolved by allowing the program to connect to the Internet.
        → Users who don’t want this can add the listed IP address in the error log to the hosts file to redirect it to localhost.”

        This advice of the author simply translates in: There is no connection “required afterwards” to use the program.

      11. Tom Hawack said on November 12, 2018 at 12:50 am
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        Quote Article
        Quote Article :

        “The issue can be resolved by allowing the program to connect to the Internet.
        ? Users who don’t want this can add the listed IP address in the error log to the hosts file to redirect it to localhost.”

        @manouche writes :
        This advice of the author simply translates in: There is no connection “required afterwards” to use the program.

        This is not a translation but an interpretation. Basically the article means that the application connects to the Internet and reminds that users always have the possibility to block that connection, without any further information on the consequences of blocking.

        Anyway, my first comment was explicitly to know why an application dedicated to renaming files had to establish a connection, I had even put that wondering with a smile : “Warum, sag, warum!”.

        Anyone would expect that if a user had further information he’d mention it, normally, calmly with a comment such as : “Hey, the thing is, a connection is required to initialize the app, but afterwards it’s runs without connecting”. Anyone except manouche, who does explain it first and then, two days later, comes back to write that his first reason for commenting was to “counter @T. Hawacks slander”. Upside*-down logic. I wasn’t slandering, but wondering, after what manouche had to emphasize by jumping on the opportunity to discredit a comment by his allegations of slandering. I never slander and coming from someone who behaves as a non educated barker is somewhat ironical.

        From here on I’ll let manouche bark alone. I’ve never met such an odd mentality and never spent such an amount of time to focus on the meaning of an article.

      12. Klaas Vaak said on November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am
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        @Tom Hawack: I must say you have been extremely patient with this character, who not only feels the need to pollute this thread but also uses words – in this case “slander” – of which (s)he obviously does not know the meaning.

        You last paragraph expresses the best course of action with a phenomenon like this.

      13. manouche said on November 12, 2018 at 1:09 pm
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        “and never spent such an amount of time to focus on the meaning of an article.”

        May I paraphrase this into: ‘That gives the author a little bit of hope for his future articles’ ?

        @ Meneer Klaasje Kwaad

        Ad a pricetag to your comments, otherwise no one buys them, ’cause they are sooooooooooooo cheap.

      14. Klaas Vaak said on November 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm
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        @manouche: nee meneer Patateke, ben niet kwaad. Vind alleen dat je moet ophouden met je vulgariteiten omdat je dit forum vervuiltmet je onderontwikkelde taalgebruik. Je hebt blijkbaar niets beters te doen, dus, om het beleefd to houden zeg ik: donder op met je flauwekul.

      15. Tom Hawack said on November 12, 2018 at 2:59 pm
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        @Klaas Vaak, indeed.

        Beyond all, I’ll consider this :
        “Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.”
        – Desiderata, Max Ehrmann

        Even if I never lock doors. No one is perfect but everyone has the ability to respect others and the way of saying one’s word is as important as the word itself. We don’t want to refuse contradiction and even like it but within civilized persons, and that doesn’t mean educated in manners but in a state of mind which respects, and people and ideas.

        Tot ziens :=)

      16. Klaas Vaak said on November 12, 2018 at 3:05 pm
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        @Tom Hawack: thanks Tom, and yes, I agree with you. I just felt the need to make “manouche” understand in his native tongue.

      17. Klaas Vaak said on November 11, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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        @manouche: slander = a spoken false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation.

        Do yourself a favour, pick up a dictionary and look up a ‘fancy’ term 1st before you start using it.

        Also, ask your parents, partner, friend, or whomever to teach you some basic manners. Your vulgarity is polluting these threads.

  2. Yuliya said on November 9, 2018 at 3:25 pm
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    I use Bulk Rename Utility, but why the hell is version 3 ten times the size of version 2? o.O
    If someone needs version 2.7.1.3, I uploaded it here: “https://www25.zippyshare.com/v/KIIS2Dt6/file.html”
    I can’t seem to find it anywhere online, at least not from a trusted place.
    The archive contains:
    BRUChangelog.pdf
    BRU_Manual.pdf
    BRU_NoInstall.zip (portable, this is what you want if you need BRU)
    BRU_Setup_WinNTx64.exe
    BRU_Setup_WinNTx86.exe
    x.txt (URL)

      1. Cigologic said on November 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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        @ Shawn – Your link & all the available download links (for ZIP package & EXE installers) as archived by web.archive.org in 2010-2015 get redirected to the older v2.7.1.2 (released: 20 Jun 2010).

        This is despite the version number (v2.7.1.3) stated upfront on the archived BRU webpages. This older v2.7.1.2 may or may not be an issue, depending on the user’s OS & setup. Based on the changelog:

        v2.7.1.3 (24 Jun 2014):
        • Fixed an issue on Windows 8.1 which could cause Bulk Rename Utility to freeze or start very slowly.

        [ALERT: There are user reports that the “fixed” v2.7.1.3 continue to crash in Win 7 x64, whenever a folder is selected. No idea if this bug has been corrected in the newer v3.x versions, since v3.x’s changelog does not mention this issue at all. Perhaps BRU v3.x (latest: v3.0.0.1 – 03 Feb 2016) is reworked, hence the much larger size of the binaries as compared to v2.x.]

        v2.7.1.2 (20 Jun 2010):
        • Restored / Fixed the “Bulk Rename Here” Windows Explorer extension
        • Correctly extract “Date Taken” field for pictures edited on Windows 7/Vista
        • Updated main program icon

    1. Cigologic said on November 10, 2018 at 4:17 pm
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      > Yuliya: “I can’t seem to find it anywhere online, at least not from a trusted place.”

      Below are the Downloads links for Bulk Rename Utility v2.7.1.3 (released: 24 Jun 2014) from the developer:

      No-Install ZIP Package (2.16 MB):
      https://bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Downloads/2.7.1.3/BRU_NoInstall.zip

      Installer x64 (1.05 MB):
      https://bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Downloads/2.7.1.3/BRU_Setup_WinNTx64.exe

      Installer x86 (973.28 KB):
      https://bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Downloads/2.7.1.3/BRU_Setup_WinNTx86.exe

  3. Emanon said on November 9, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    I can make tool like this in 5 min. with C#, however the Windows Explorer does the job for me. There’s no reason to need an Internet connection either, shady, (auto updates is a right, not a rule).

    I only speculating the tool wants Internet for auto updates, if it’s not for auto updates it’s even more shady.

  4. Anonymous said on November 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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    ant renamer

  5. Ross Presser said on November 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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    I have always used “BK Renamer” (BKREN.exe, 49152 bytes), a commandline tool written in 2000. It uses regular expressions; for example

    BKREN file([0-9]+).txt theNewFileName-\1.txt

    would rename file1.txt -> theNewFileName-1.txt, file05385.txt -> theNewFileName-05385.txt, etc.

    It was written by Bill Klein of Custom Fit Software; unfortunately he seems to have dropped off the Internet.

  6. Shiva said on November 9, 2018 at 4:21 pm
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    There many good software about files rename. After years I’m still using Lupas Rename; it needs some little improvements, but I’ve never find a good alternative quick and easy-to-use like it.

  7. Anonymous said on November 9, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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    Any reason why this does not work offline?

  8. bikooo2 said on November 9, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Lupas Rename to me is the best renamer in windows but I don’t knows if it works in windows 8 and above

  9. Simakuutio said on November 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm
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    Been using Bulk Renamer for a very long time and I have also evaluated alot of other renamers and it’s still nro 1 with no doubt. No other comes even close.

  10. Klaas Vaak said on November 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm
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    My fav is XYplorer. a real little gem.

  11. Joe said on November 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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    Ant Renamer is lightweight and does everything you need to do

  12. Anonymous said on November 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    Flash Renamer is the best of the programs I’ve tried over the years.

  13. ULBoom said on November 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm
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    The one tiny flaw is IMHO a large flaw. Kinda stupid for the program to self disable, renamers are a dime a dozen, I’d imagine most users shut down by the call home feature would uninstall the thing and use something else.

    Don’t do a lot of bulk renaming but I use Ant Renamer, it’s simple.

  14. John Fenderson said on November 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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    “The program requires the Microsoft .NET Framework”

    You’re right, that is a flaw.

  15. Anonymous said on November 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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    WARNING WARNING WARNING

    REQUIRES .NET

  16. Ben said on November 9, 2018 at 9:32 pm
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    For most renames I use the one built-in to SpeedCommander,
    but for more advanced ones (regex, …) I use the one included in FreeCommander.

  17. Darren said on November 10, 2018 at 12:15 am
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    Flash Renamer by rlvision. Pay app but has been more than worth it. Awesome abilities and well organized gui

  18. haha said on November 10, 2018 at 3:13 am
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    I use Advanced Renamer.

    1. Steven said on November 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm
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      Advanced Renamer is excellent. Been using it for over 10 years now.
      You can download a portable version on there site.
      Also it got updated to 3.84 in October.
      https://www.advancedrenamer.com/

  19. Clairvaux said on November 10, 2018 at 4:02 am
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    I’ve wanted to use the renaming feature of my Directory Opus alternative file explorer, but this beast is so rich and complex that it discourages learning (as well as the much-vaunted XYplorer, which is even more user-hostile if you really want to start using it in a significant way).

    That’s why I’m going to download this, in the hope that a simple operation will be accomplished in a simple way by a non-nonsense program.

    1. Klaas Vaak said on November 10, 2018 at 7:14 am
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      @Clairvaux: I am by no means a tech geek, very far from it, I can assure you, but I find XYplorer not difficult to use. Or perhaps I should rephrase that: there are features that are for advanced users and that I don’t need therefore don’t use, but what I need it for I think it is very good, more versatile than Windows Explorer.

      Note: I have no link with the dev and am not trying to sell this, my comments just reflect my own experience after trying a number of explorers.

      1. Clairvaux said on November 10, 2018 at 8:14 am
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        That’s what I thought too, and then I discovered the real nature of the beast. The commands are all over the place, with no apparent logic in the menus. I’ve browsed the forum a little bit, and it seems even power users, fanatical users of the program cannot, at times, predict how it will work.

        The extraordinary thing is they are willing to excuse almost any offences to regular usability.

        For instance — and that’s where I quit, XYplorer has a very nifty feature, by which the folder tree automatically opens on the left pane, but it does it in a (supposedly) intelligent way. While I can see why that’s smart, and may be useful at times, I found it exasperating, because it makes me lose the upper-level of my file’s structure every time I move around.

        How does one deactivate this ? It’s impossible to know. There’s no obvious way to change modes. I refuse to spend a quarter of an hour digging into some help file in order to learn such a basic move. If that is opaque and difficult, what will usability be like for more complex features ?

        XYplorer, just like Directory Opus, which is my default file explorer, is (apparently) a fantastic tool, but a fanatics’ tool. One of the most popular help resources for help about Directory Opus is the website of a user who literally writes that Directory Opus is like a mother to him. That’s scary stuff.

        I just stay on the surface of Directory Opus, while knowing that you could do everything with it (supposedly). Just like Word. You can do anything you like with Word. In theory. Unfortunately, it’s a nightmare to get there. Or, you could spend a sizeable chunk of your life becoming a Word expert, or a Directory Opus expert, or a XYplorer expert, and bask with your fellow fanatics.

      2. Klaas Vaak said on November 10, 2018 at 9:25 am
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        @Clairvaux: OK, fair enough, I understand your frustration. Obviously I am using a small part of what it can do, therefore am not confronted with the more intricate obstacles.

        And talking about Word: I have decided to not use it anymore. I used to use it sporadically, and then only the very basics. I have decided to move to Markdown, which, apart from being simpler and distraction-free, is also a a lot more portable, and with the program I found (Typora), writing becomes fun, for me at least.

      3. Clairvaux said on November 10, 2018 at 9:43 am
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        Do you use the outline mode ? Does Typora have one ? I live in Word’s outline mode. Outliners were all the rage a zillion years ago, but it seems no one structures his ideas anymore.

        Soft Maker Office is the only word processor I found, apart from Word, which has a genuine outline mode. It’s a German program ! Ze Germans are organised people ! (70 €, if memory serves right. There’s a very good free version, but it does not have the outliner mode.)

        I don’t consider WPS Office, which has an outliner as well, because it mimics Microsoft Office so closely that it really looks like it’s a pirated rip-off, plus it’s Chinese, and it really seems to have some shady practices (trying to steal data, dishonest marketing…).

      4. Klaas Vaak said on November 10, 2018 at 9:47 am
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        @Clairvaux: yes, Typora has an outliner. AFAIK the sections of the outliner are not collapsible.
        WPS Office: a reverse engineered MS Office.

      5. Clairvaux said on November 10, 2018 at 9:54 am
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        I’m looking at it right now. It really seems attractive. I’m not sure the outliner is quite up to what I need, but I’ll try it. Nice find ! Thanks !

      6. Klaas Vaak said on November 10, 2018 at 10:01 am
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        @Clairvaux: the dev, Abner Lee, is helpful too.

  20. Tony C said on November 10, 2018 at 4:03 am
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    I’ve been using Rename from the link below since 1998 :-

    http://www.1-4a.com/rename/

    If you add the following switches to the target box in the shortcut it doesn’t connect to the net and it runs in expert mode.

    /noc /e

  21. Clairvaux said on November 10, 2018 at 4:16 am
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    Sorry, silly question. What is the difference between those two files ?

    https://github.com/daramkun/DaramRenamer/releases/download/3.740/DaramRenamer_v3740.zip

    https://github.com/daramkun/DaramRenamer.git

    I will never get used to this Github thing. Can’t they think of ordinary humans once in a while ?

    1. manouche said on November 10, 2018 at 10:50 am
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      The first link is, to pull the compiled and zipped version from the release page. Download, unzip and you are ready to start. No installation required, thus easy to uninstall. Just delete the folder.

      The second link is to

      – Repositories and the master branch, aka the source code. Open for anyone and you are welcome to examine each line of code and share a permalink of any line of code in question to the rest of the world.

      Example:

      https://github.com/daramkun/DaramRenamer/blob/83928704551aa784acffbb0d93b32c4a663ac6e1/Daramkun.DaramRenamer/DaramRenamer.manifest#L3

      – Download the source code, play around and/or compile by your self. Remember the code is written in C#

      – Contribute to the repositories or report issues and get in touch with the developer, only in this case you need to sign up.

      – A bunch of other informations

      Do not forget, GitHub is a development platform built for developers in first place, ergo ordinary humans as you and anyone else (and in many cases more polite as some of the rude commenters in this thread).

      1. Clairvaux said on November 10, 2018 at 8:29 pm
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        Thank you, manouche. I’m aware Github is for developers and I’m not one, but I’m finding myself more and more led there through links. And I find some quite interesting software for end users. Also, I have the feeling that the interface has improved, you can now find some quite good overview pages ant help files, etc.

        In this case, the path to download seemed less obvious than for other programs. Hence my request.

  22. dark said on November 10, 2018 at 6:07 am
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    If it is not open source, then it won’t be installed for trust reasons.

  23. Bojan said on November 10, 2018 at 6:23 am
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    I use KuKnet FileRenamer: http://www.kuknet.de/en/filerenamer

  24. Anonymous said on November 10, 2018 at 6:28 am
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    > Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
    > Requires internet connection

    Ant Renamer is way much better with its tons of features. It’s open source too

    1. TelV said on November 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm
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      @Anonymous,

      Yeah, the biggest problem now with .NET is that Microsoft won’t be releasing anymore security only updates for individual versions. It’s all or nothing now with god knows what included in the full blown cumulative flavor. https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/20/cumulative-net-framework-updates-for-windows-10/

  25. Nobody said on November 10, 2018 at 10:23 pm
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    To You who complain about Framework.NET >>>> Just disable the …NGEN-service in ‘Services’ or in Windows 8 and later in ‘Task Scheduler’. Operating system and other software will work even if these services are disabled. (In XP and XP x64 with Framework.NET 4 disable these services will avoid the slow boot to desktop bug)

  26. Peterc said on November 11, 2018 at 12:13 am
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    Once I learn one program or utility’s UI and “rules,” it usually takes a fairly compelling reason to get me to try an alternative.

    For example, I changed my default video player from VLC Media Player to SMPlayer because VLC’s video-rendering quality and stability is *terrible* on my older, integrated-graphics laptop, especially after fast-forwarding. I’m still not as familiar with SMPlayer’s keyboard commands as I was with VLC’s, but the dramatic improvement in video rendering made the switch worthwhile (even though SMPlayer’s playlist management is a lot clumsier than VLC’s).

    For finding files I was used to Agent Ransack, but I am increasingly using [Search] Everything instead because it’s *so damn fast* (thanks, I gather, to super-efficient indexing). Here again, I’m not as familiar with Everything’s syntax as I am with Agent Ransack’s, but it’s clearly worth the time spent learning it.

    Returning to the subject at hand, for renaming files I’m used to Bulk Rename Utility, and while I also installed Advanced Renamer and Rename-It! at some point, I just haven’t been nudged by necessity into giving them a try. BRU gets the job done and I don’t have to learn anything new to use it.

    It may be an age-related thing: if a new UI or approach isn’t significantly easier, better, more private, more secure, more stable, or more powerful, I just don’t see the payoff in learning it. (For the record, I had compelling enough reasons to switch from MS Office to LibreOffice a few years ago and I’m going to be switching from LibreOffice to Linux Mint imminently. I may be a creature of habit, but that doesn’t mean I won’t vote with my feet when I’m treated like a captive consumer. ;-)

    1. Klaas Vaak said on November 11, 2018 at 8:37 am
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      @Peterc: couple of points:

      * here is a webpage with Everything search parameters https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/searching/

      * switching from LibreOffice to Linux is not possible: the former is an Office suite while the latter is an OS. You can of course use the former on the latter ;-)

  27. Mountainking said on November 12, 2018 at 6:11 am
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    If you know how to use XYplorer’s renamer built in utility, it is simply fantastic. Have every option you can possibly imagine, is super fast..

  28. Ivan said on November 12, 2018 at 8:41 am
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    I use my own.
    Most bulk rename tools are not used frequently enough to memorize their workflow (and most have weird workflows), but Notepad++ is used very frequently and has vertical slice selection, and regex find and replace.

    So I have a tool that I start from the command line, which opens the current folder’s content list in notepad++, where I can do with the names what I want, after I save the changes to notepad++, the files are renamed. I use it rarely, but when I do, it saves me time.

  29. Peterc said on November 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm
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    @Klaas Vaak: (1) Thanks for the tip. Everything > Help > Search Syntax is a convenient reminder for experienced users, but it’s too terse for beginners. You can get to the more expansive syntax webpage by doing Everything > Help > Everything Website > Support > Searching. (2) Of course. I meant to type that I was switching from Windows 7 to Linux Mint.* It was an editing screw-up. I’m sure it won’t be the least mistake I make on Ghacks. I mean the *last* mistake! Dammit! ;-)

    PS: Switching from MS Office to LibreOffice was actually the first major step I took in preparing to move to Linux. I generally started trying to use cross-platform apps in preference to Windows-only apps, but LibreOffice was the big one (for me, at least). Also, the fact that I will be switching to Linux makes me even *more* reluctant to spend time learning new Windows-only programs.

    1. Klaas Vaak said on November 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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      @Peterc: I am also looking down the road at moving away from Windows – am on Win 8.1 and quite happy with. M$’s complete mess with the monthly patches is pushing me away.

      I considered Linux, but whenI read what people have to go through to get it to work I am doubtful I can make an acceptably unsmooth transition. Even people who tell you it is “easy” seem to overlook the issues non-techies like me would run into.

      So I am increasingly inclined towards Mac.

  30. Biu said on November 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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