File renamer utility?

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  1. Posts : 83
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    File renamer utility?


    Is there a good file renamer utility that's safe to use anyone could recommend? I used to use Gizmo's list for app suggestions but this particular application has not been reviewed in several years, so I don't know if those apps are safe to use or not.

    I have many files I need to rename but keep the individuality of the names. For instance, I need to rename all files in a particular folder from yyyy.mm.pdf to AMEXyyyy.mm.pdf keeping the yyyy.mm data unique. Another folder has a ton of files that need to be renamed from yyyy.mm.pdf to Visayyyy.mm.pdf.

    I had all this figured out a month or so back but have already forgotten how I did it using an arcane script in either cmd prompt or powershell, I can't remember which. And now I'm drawing a blank how to do it. Again. smh. So I thought a nice freeware file renamer might help me out.
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  2. idgat's Avatar
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    I use
    Rename Master JoeJoe's freeware utilities - Rename Master Help
    A.F.5 rename A.F.5 Rename your files - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Irfanview Image program has a (bulk/batch) rename facility that can be used for other than image/multimedia files
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  3. Callender's Avatar
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    I use a utility that's included in SMF. Tested text files as an example:

    File renamer utility?-search-my-files-v13-2019-dec-07-.jpg

    File renamer utility?-preview.jpg

    File renamer utility?-result.jpg

    SMF Link:

    SMF - Search my Files - The Portable Freeware Collection Forums
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  4. Posts : 83
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks for the tips and the links! The example file output is great!

    Is there an undo function in these apps in case I make a booboo?

    Edit: Well, those programs are getting up there in age. The SMF link from PF.com links me to what's being reported as a trojan site. Now maybe that's a false positive, or not. Some of the others predate Vista. I used to use Irfanview years ago. Had totally forgotten about that program. Might give that a go if I can't find something I can work with.
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  5. Callender's Avatar
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    speedlever said:

    Edit: Well, those programs are getting up there in age. The SMF link from PF.com links me to what's being reported as a trojan site. Now maybe that's a false positive, or not. .
    Here's an alternative download if you want to check it out:

    Download Search my Files 13.0

    It's an unsigned executable and it is a false positive.

    File renamer utility?-sigcheckgui.jpg

    Virus Total Report

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    Last edited by Callender; 16 Mar 2020 at 18:40. Reason: layout
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  6. idgat's Avatar
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    speedlever said:
    Is there an undo function in these apps in case I make a booboo?
    Very rarely, but in any case .. never do any sort of file management/manipulation/whatever unless there is a backup copy. Doesn't matter what software, or what process.

    And even then, test it out on a (copied) sample selection.
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  7. Posts : 1,721
    Windows 10 Home
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    Wow, I use BOTH of these classics ! I prefer the old versions of Rename Master because it's gotten bloated, while AF5 hasn't changed since the days of XP but simple to use w/o instruction. Between the two, there's virtually nothing I can't do.
    PS; they both have 'Undo' functions - Rename Master has an Undo button and AF5 just hit Rename button again
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  8. Golden's Avatar
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       #8

    Another option : CKRename
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  9. Posts : 83
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks a lot for the suggestions and clarifying the trojan link.

    Nothing wrong with older programs... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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  10. Callender's Avatar
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    I've managed to get the standalone version without SMF if you want it:

    File renamer utility?-downloads.jpg

    It is also unsigned and you'd have to allow it to run.
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