If I right-click a few files in Windows Explorer and then choose "Bulke Rename Here" from the menu, shouldn't those files show up as selected in the BRU user interface? Otherwise what's the point of selecting them in the first place. I find that even when opening BRU in this way there are no files pre-selected in the list. If I'm renaming photos, which is 99.9% of what I use BRU for, I have to preview them first to see what they are are then select a few to rename. But you can't preview them in BRU which makes it very difficult to work out what files to rename when the photos have file names like "2012-02-24 15.55.22.jpg".
Am I doing something wrong here, or is this something that BRU just doesn't do?