Bulk Rename Utility

Free File Rename Utility for Windows. Rename multiple files with the click of a button. Batch renaming made easy.


I've entered all my rename criteria but the "Rename" button is disabled. Why?
Most likely you have not actually selected any files to rename. Only selected files are processed, and you must select which entries to process. Either click the filenames or press Ctrl+A to select all.

Can the program be operated from the command line / Windows Scheduler?
Bulk Rename Utility is designed solely as a GUI application. However, we have a second product called Bulk Rename Command, which may be downloaded here. This product contains most of the functionality of Bulk Rename Utility but it is designed to be used from the command line.

In older versions I could see the "Date Taken" information, but in the latest version this column is blank. Why?
Extracting EXIF data from JPG pictures is very slow, so this is now disabled by default. To enable it, just tick the "Extract EXIF data" menu item and then refresh your screen (F5).

Does the application support UNC network paths?
No, but you can easily map the network path to a drive-letter in Windows.

Is there a PDF manual for Bulk Rename Utility?
Yes, please download it from here

Can I rename files from a list?
Yes, you can import file names form a text file. The text file must consist of an OLD filename, a pipe character (|), and a NEW filename, on each line. See the help file for more information.

Must I uninstall the software before installing an update?
No, you can simply download and run the latest installer from our web site and it will automatically update your installation.

What are the Regular Expressions boxes for?
Regular Expressions are powerful methods of manipulating file names. If you don't want to use them, simply ignore the section.

Does the program support Unicode?

Does the program support MP3 ID3 tags?
Yes, it supports V1 tags for Artist, Album and Title.

Are there versions in different languages?
No, sorry.

Can I change the sequence in which the operations are processed?
You can use Javascript code for that.

Is there a DOS version available?
Sorry, no.

Is there a version for the Mac?
Sorry, no.

Is there a version for Linux?
Sorry, no.

Are there Javascript renaming examples?
Yes, please see the forum

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