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 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.
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.
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.
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