Freeware to Mass or Bulk Rename files in Windows OS

Windows Explorer offers an easy way to rename files and folders. However, when it comes to renaming files in bulk it can be quite a task. Renaming them individually, one at a time can consume both, time and efforts. As such, bulk renaming software that can pull out metadata can come to your immediate rescue and intend to make your life a lot easier. The post lists and underlines useful features of 3 such freeware to bulk rename files in Windows.

Freeware to Mass or Bulk Rename files

Freeware to bulk rename files

File Renamer Basic, Bulk Rename Utility and Advanced Renamer are among the best free utilities to mass rename or bulk rename files on your Windows PC. Lets take a look at them.

Bulk Rename Utility

Bulk Rename Utility is a simple and free file renaming application for Windows that allows you to easily rename files and directories, based upon extremely flexible criteria. A user can rename files, substitute single or all of the files name, swap extensions, apply numbers and lettering and rename based on image EXIF data and audio ID3 data. The enormously powerful tool is also capable of handling folders/discs containing well over 100,000 entries, and rename them in seconds time. The standout feature of the application is its small memory “footprint”. So, it can be left running all the time without consuming your memory. Download here.

File Renamer Basic

The easy to use program can rename, copy, and move your files based on extensive range of properties and options. The free tool is powerful enough to handle some of the most complex tasks. For instance, it can scan thumbnails, filter files by extension, add prefixes, suffixes, and other elements. It allows you to preview changes before giving the final touch and Undo them, if not required. It also features a filename filter so a user can easily narrow down his search to only a specific type of file or filename to work with. During the renaming process, user can also select how many characters should be removed or replaced. Download here.

Advanced Renamer

If you are looking for a fast, simple tool that possesses the capability to rename files as easy as a click of a mouse, check out Advanced Renamer. The program features 14 methods for changing or renaming files or folders of names. By configuring renaming methods, the names can be manipulated in multiple ways. Besides, using this free tool, the files can also be copied or moved to new locations based on information in the files. Also, before performing the operations on the files you can verify if the output will be correct or as desired by you. If not, you can undo the complete batch.

ContextReplace., is a tool that will help you rename multiple files or folders via the context menu.

All the above-mentioned programs are compatible with latest version of Windows – Windows 10.

This post will show you how to batch rename files and file extensions in Windows 10 without using any software.

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