Rename files en masse in Windows

Bulk Rename Utility

Everybody hates it when they have to rename a fileset to fit a new naming scheme. Instead of doing it the hard way and writing a one-time script to go through and rename everything, check out Bulk Rename Utility from [Jim Willsher]. It provides you with a multitude of methods to take care of business and allows you do pick your favorite method, be it regular expressions, simple finding and replacing, prefix/suffix modification, or a combination of many more.

However, if the sheer amount of options available overwhelms you or if you just want an easier way to do things, check out A.F.5 from [Alex Fauland]. A.F.5 offers features like adding a counter to your filenames, change file attributes, and save your rename settings out to a file for repeat use.


  1. andreabak says:

    I’ve been using AntRenamer for 2 years now. It is one of the best batch renamers out there. Check it out.

  2. omfg says:

    and voila. renaming files makes you a hacker.

  3. Amanda says:

    We need more posts like this!

  4. Marc says:

    Just found another tool for renaming file names and file extensions with functions like numbering files:

  5. J says:

    I was looking for a quick way to change the .xls extension to .txt on a few hundred data files generated by a (poorly-written) oscilloscope. This worked perfectly. Thanks!

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