FileRenamer
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Change file names on the fly using wildcard strings.   Free
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  • FileRenamer has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Mark Wall
FileRenamer is used to change file names of items contained within a selected folder. There are several ways by which file names may be changed. One way is by using sequence numbers preceded with an optional string. Another way is by using find and replace rules for unwanted strings and characters. And still another way is to write your own name changer AppleScript that FileRenamer calls. The file extensions may be changed or left alone. Written in AppleScript Studio.
What's New
Version 1.03: Recursion has been added. Folder name change has been added. Fixed a bug in the Sort By... feature.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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FileRenamer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Prince_Isaac commented on 08 Dec 2013
Just an update for anyone who lands on this page and is interested: this beauty runs fine on Mavericks. Also, I just tested the download link at Softpedia and the US download link still works: http://mac.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=5574&t=4&i=1

Even though this app is over five years old, it still does exactly what I need it to do, time after time.

Mark Wall, if you ever stop by here and read the comments, here's one very satisfied user. Thanks for this easy and useful app.

-PI
[Version 1.03]

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Jozgta replied on 19 Jan 2014
Thanks for the redirect! And yes, works very well on Mavericks too. This piece of software is exactly what I needed.
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Mikael B commented on 11 Oct 2011
Unfortunately it isn't currently possible to get this software as the mac.com homepage seems inactive.
[Version 1.03]

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Prince_Isaac replied on 19 Feb 2012
Click on the link to the developer's site above and you'll be able to download it. Still works excellently in Lion 10.7.2.
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Mikael B replied on 20 Feb 2012
You didn't try that yourself, did you? What I see, as before, is: "Forbidden, Access denied by access control list."
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Prince_Isaac replied on 20 Feb 2012
@Mikael B: Yipes! I see what you mean. I only went as far (yesterday) as the linked mac.com iDisk page. I didn't try to download it, though I was successful last summer. Sorry for not testing completely.

If you really want it, I did a little detective work and found it here:
http://mac.softpedia.com/progDownload/FileRenamer-Download-5574.html on Softpedia. Don't use Mirror 1 as that goes to the dev site. I just used "Softpedia Secure Download (US)" and got the file. Get it if you can. It's really that good and I wish the dev would keep it available. It does work in Lion. Maybe the dev just isn't around anymore, you know? I used to swear by another great and cheap image app and sent the dev a note of appreciation. Well, the site went moribund, then off the net entirely. A couple of years later I received word that he'd died and his son was cleaning out all his various affairs.
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Mikael B replied on 20 Feb 2012
Worked. Big thank you!
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Penguirl replied on 22 Jul 2012
Thank you @Prince_Issac!
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This-person-died-in-2011 reviewed on 12 Sep 2011
This free app does what it says it does, quickly and flawlessly. I've been using it for a few years and though it hasn't been updated in a while, it still works great, even under OS X 10.7.

I use it primarily to rename folders full of photos to reflect the composition, such as "2010_08 Chicago Tom xxxx" where Tom is the photographer and xxxx is the sequence number.

It's easy to use: Drag a folder to the "Choose Folder" field, open the "Options" sidebar, insert a string of characters in the "Prefix" and set up the sequence setting, and you're ready to go. There is a "Test Change: button that will change the names of the files in that folder in test mode so you can see what they'll look like. If they are satisfactory, then clicking the "Do Change" button will effect the desired changes.

A gave this 5 stars for Features as its feature set is as good as it gets: simple and to the point.

Five stars for Ease of use because it is extremely simple to use - no Help documentation is needed (none is provided).

Five stars for Value as it just works and is free.

Five stars for Stability as it has never crashed or misbehaved in any way as I used it from Leopard through Snow Leo and in Lion. This is the way an application ought to work.

While there are other apps out there that have more features, they get more complex and trying to set them up gets tiresome. As usual, your mileage may vary as those apps might be just what you need.
[Version 1.03]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Apr 2004
Application suffers performance problems and sometimes just hangs when working with large number of files - greater than 1000. Author needs to look a this issue. Other quirky behavious such as prefix should also be fixed. Could be a very useful app. One feature that I was looking forward to was the ability to sequence both numerically and alphabetically.
[Version 0.98]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Jan 2004
I don't think so!

No drag and drop... essential for utilities like this.

Prefix does not operate as you would expect it to. A prefix is just that, a prefix. For example, if I have a folder of files that I want to add "as" to the beginning of each filename (as in a folder full of applescripts) I should be able to put "as" in the prefix field and no numbers in the number fields to accomplish this but it insists on numbering things.

The background picture is a bit superfluous since you can't see it.
[Version 0.98]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Apr 2004
Drag and Drop would be nice, but it is *free*, as opposed to the fancier utilities.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jan 2004
A fantastic tool that does exactly what it sets out to do and does it well. This has saved me hours of work and is one of those utilities that will be used over and over again.
[Version 0.98]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Dec 2003
I love it! It saves me lot of time when making my website because I get to control the filenames.

One suggestion would be to remove the need to click onm the button to get to the side window.
[Version 0.98]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Nov 2003
Beautiful! This will be an enormous time-saver. I just changed the file name (I added "_active") to 472 files in about 20 seconds.

Thank you so much!
[Version 0.98]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2003
Works great...and it's pretty too.
[Version 0.7]


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Joe Thurston commented on 17 Mar 2003
This is a great little piece of software that has saved me COUNTLESS hours in tedious work. I highly recommend it!
[Version 0.7]


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nimix rated on 20 May 2011

[Version 1.03]



Drummist53 rated on 07 Feb 2011

[Version 1.03]


Downloads:21,655
Version Downloads:13,225
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:09 Sep 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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FileRenamer is used to change file names of items contained within a selected folder. There are several ways by which file names may be changed. One way is by using sequence numbers preceded with an optional string. Another way is by using find and replace rules for unwanted strings and characters. And still another way is to write your own name changer AppleScript that FileRenamer calls. The file extensions may be changed or left alone. Written in AppleScript Studio.


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