NameChanger
NameChanger
3.4.3

4.0

NameChanger free download for Mac

NameChanger

3.4.3
10 October 2019

Rename files in batches.

Overview

NameChanger helps you rename a list of files quickly and easily. See the changes as you type. Change names by Replace First Occurrence, Replace Last Occurrence, Replace All, Wildcard, Prepend, Append, Character Removal, Case Changing, Regular Expressions, Sequence and Date. Advanced options for file extensions and selective renaming. Also contains an Image Browser for visual reordering of photos, integrated Quick Look and ability to save a rename for later use.

What's new in NameChanger

Version 3.4.3:
  • Added Apple Notarization for improved experience on macOS 10.15

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Just-Annutha-Dewd
05 October 2018

Most helpful

This is a great renaming app made even greater by the price (free!). The one feature it's missing that keeps it from being a full 5-star rating for me is an "undo" feature. I sometimes have to batch rename files temporarily to run another tool that processes based on the filename, then undo that renaming scheme once done. I have another renaming app in use that can do this, but I otherwise prefer the UI of NameChanger. and would love to be rid of that other one.
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Version 3.4.1
pavelp9821
22 October 2019
sometimes buggy on 10.13-10.14, but does its job most of the time
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Version 3.4.3
Wunderhorn
24 July 2019
Changing to title case does not work correctly. For example all those spellings for "of the" etc. still remain capitalized which is incorrect.
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Version 3.4.2
Just-Annutha-Dewd
05 October 2018
This is a great renaming app made even greater by the price (free!). The one feature it's missing that keeps it from being a full 5-star rating for me is an "undo" feature. I sometimes have to batch rename files temporarily to run another tool that processes based on the filename, then undo that renaming scheme once done. I have another renaming app in use that can do this, but I otherwise prefer the UI of NameChanger. and would love to be rid of that other one.
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Version 3.4.1
nancy-scheitler
13 October 2017
I am a digital scrapbooker and have thousands of files I organize and sometimes reorganize to get the most user friendly arrangement of these files. NameChanger has been invaluable for doing this. What could take days and/or an in-depth knowledge of some other method, takes a very short period of time. The only feature I would like to see added is "undo the last change".
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Version 3.3.0
crew-jason
09 July 2017
Amazing! Its free and has great functionality.
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Version 3.3.0
ababba15
10 January 2017
Cool app
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Version 3.2.1
garazeytin
24 January 2016
TOday, I wanted to rename my photos and it is renamed as a document.... HOw can I take it back! It is urgent please?
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Version 3.1.0
2 answer(s)
ababba15
ababba15
10 January 2017
No sense to put low rating if you have askew hands. It is a good useful tool.
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crew-jason
crew-jason
09 July 2017
You may need to go back and add the extension that your photos had originally (most likely .jpeg). This can be done easily with the "Append" option... then if you want to avoid that in the future you can always go into options and click the box labeled "Hide extensions by default"
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Grendel27
06 January 2016
It has been a great program for me until today after I upgraded to 3.1.0 from 3.0.2 in OSX 10.9.5. After that, every time I launch the program, there is a dialog box saying "Renames.sqlite couldn't be opened." I can still rename files, but every time any operation is finished, the same message will appear. Worse of all, all the saved Renaming operations are all gone. I managed to find the 3.0.2 version in the trash folder, but trashing the new version and putting the old one back does NOT help. The app crashes every time when I try to launch it. I hope someone can help but I will try to contact the developer as well.
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Version 3.1.0
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donna-4
donna-4
12 January 2016
I had the same problem. Here's how to fix it.
If you backed up your system with Time Machine, you simply need to find renames.sqlite and overwrite the new one that is there.

Close NameChanger
In Finder, navigate to: Users/<yourname>/library/application support/NameChanger
Open Time Machine, and that folder will open as well. Find an earlier backup.
Restore Renames.sqlite and overwrite the one that is there.
Exit Time Machine, Open NameChanger
You'll see your past history showing your saved Renaming Operations too.
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Grendel27
Grendel27
17 January 2016
Thanks so much donna_4 for the helpful info. I contacted the developer and he responded quickly as well, his fix is very similar to yours:

1) Quit NameChanger if it’s running.
2) Navigate to NameChanger’s support folder: It’s located at /Users/<YOUR_USERNAME>/Library/Application Support/NameChanger. If you don’t see Library listed in Finder, click the “Go” menu, then hold down the Option key and Library will appear mid-way down the list, clicking it will bring you to your Library folder)
3) Delete Renames.sqlite, Renames.sqlite-shm and Renames.sqlite-wal
4) There should be a number of old backup files (e.g. RenamesSQL_2015-12-17_17-23-54.backup). Try to find the latest one from before the date you updated to 3.1.0. Duplicate that backup file and rename it “Renames.sqlite” without the quotes.
4) Launch NameChanger 3.1.0

I just want to publicly thank the developer for being so responsive and I hope he continues to update and refine this very useful app.
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stevess
24 September 2015
Very useful utility at an incredible price.
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Version 3.0.0
streblov
17 August 2015
Simple and powerful app for renaming files. I found a bug in v 2.3.3 and contacted the developer. He replied within 5 hours with a download link for the 3.0 beta where the bug has been fixed. PERFECT :-)
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Version 2.3.3