If you use the Windows GUI it can take hours to rename files. RenameMan is a
tool that lets you rename lots of files or folders.
RenameMan is designed to
be very quick and easy to use for both experienced and occasional users. One of
the ways it does this is by automatically finding patterns in the files that
have been selected for renaming. The user interface is then automatically
configured to rename any parts that the names have in common. Another feature
that makes RenameMan both quicker and easier to use is the ability to store
commonly used rename commands.
RenameMan has a lot of flexibility when it
comes to selecting files to rename. Files can be selected in Windows Explorer
and then RenameMan can be launched from the context menu. Files can be dragged
from Windows Explorer and dropped into RenameManís files list. RenameMan also
has powerful built-in commands to select files or folders. You can select all
files that match a pattern (such as "*.doc"), or select all files except those
that match a pattern. It is also possible to select all files up to a given
depth from a folder hierarchy.
RenameMan has special support for filenames
that contain embedded numbers. One such feature is the ability to add leading
zeros to a number embedded in a filename. This is very useful since it allows
sequences of files to appear in the correct order when alphabetically sorted in
a browser. RenameMan also has an "auto-number" facility to generate numbered
names for files.
RenameMan also has special support for MP3 files. These can
be renamed using information from the ID3 tags in these files, which contain
information such as track title and artist.
RenameMan also has an option to
ignore filename extensions when renaming, since it is very often the case that
you don't want to change the extension.
At all times RenameMan shows how the
selected files will be renamed, before any files are physically changed on the
disk. It also detects problems such as renaming to existing filenames, making it
very safe to use.