File Utilities

Selecting Files to Rename or Copy

Step 1: Select files for renaming

Preparing group of files to rename or copy is very simple. In embedded explorer, you can select files, filter them by a mask, and then add selected or all files to the project file list.

Both file lists here, in the explorer and in the project, can be sorted in ascending or descending order by name, size, type, date or by any combination of these attributes.

The project's file list can be copied to clipboard, exported to several file formats, or printed.

Specifying Renaming or Copying Actions

Step 2: Choose renaming actions

Once the list of files has been prepared, you specify actions to change the file names. These can be, for example, replacing substring in the file names, adding numbering, or even complex expressions.

There are no limitations to the number of actions! You can add as many actions as you wish; all the actions will be applied in the order you specify.

Choosing Execution Options

Step 3: Choose execution parameters

Some execution options let you choose the destination and tools to control the result of the renaming or copying.

Unlike Rename Us, the Rename Us Pro lets you specify your own script for writing to extended execution log, which can have many applications, for example:

  • creating a list of renamed files with their basic attributes like names, types, dates etc.;
  • creating a list of files with their versions (if any) or specific information from their content;
  • creating a music collection list with details extracted from MP3 tags;
  • creating an automated What's New list etc.

Actions' Preview

Step 4: Actions preview

Before the batch renaming, you can execute renaming actions in test mode and see how file names are changed during the execution. This lets you evaluate the correctness of the specifying actions, find possible problems etc.

Executing Renaming or Copying Actions

Step 5: Execute renaming procedure

After renaming or copying, you can check the results.

In Rename Us Pro, it is possible to execute the projects from the command line and create folders 'on the fly'.