Advanced Renamer

Advanced Renamer

Advanced Renamer is a free batch file rename utility
3.9  (15 votes)
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Sometimes we might feel completely lost among all those files with strange names that do not help us find what we need. It usually happens when we import pictures from our camera or download files in batches. It would be much easier if instead of opening every single file to see what's inside we could simply use the file name as the reliable reference. Advanced Renamer can help you in the task of renaming lots of files to make their names more relevant.

The user interface of the program is definitely not for rookies as it may take a while before you figure out what to do. In addition, it may require consulting the online tutorial to get a good grasp of everything the program can do.

Needless to say, this program would make the process of renaming a single file unnecessarily complicated, as its real value stems from the possibility to use a long list of complex renaming methods, including List, Move, New Case, New Name, Remove and Renumber method. Moreover, when the batch methods available are not exactly what you need, provided you are an advanced user with some knowledge of programming, you can always create your own customized scripts. The program supports importing in CVS format, which allows loading lists that have been previously saved by the application or even in other programs, such as Microsoft Excel.

To conclude, Advanced Renamer seems to meet all the requirements users like network administrators, programmers may define. However, this is certainly not a program for users with a low level of proficiency because there is always a risk of ending up with a bunch of incomprehensible file names.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It supports batch processing.
  • It allows programming personalized methods.
  • It includes multiple renaming methods


  • It is not intended for inexpert users
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