Getting started

Here are some easy steps on how to get started renaming files in Advanced Renamer.

Add files

  1. First you need to add some files to the list. Click the Add menu item above the file list.
  2. In the drop down list pick Files and a dialog for opening files appear.
  3. Select the files you would like to rename and click Open.
Tip: You can also drag and drop files or folders from Windows Explorer to Advanced Renamer.

Setup renaming methods

  1. Now you need to setup how the files should be renamed. This is done in the left part of the program where it says Renaming method list.
  2. Click the button Add method and select a method in the appearing window. We will be using New name method in this example. With the New Name method you can construct a completely new filename based on known information of each individual file.
  3. In the box called New Name you can write the new name of the file. Type in "MyFile_<Inc Nr:1>.<Ext>" (without the quotes).
  4. If you look in the column called New Filename you can see the new filename each file will have. As you see <Inc Nr:1> will be replaced with a incrementing number starting from 1 and <Ext> will be replaced with the file extension.

Start renaming

  1. First verify the new names in the column New Filename. If the column is not visible you can add it by clicking the Customize columns menu button.
  2. Click the button Start Batch in the top of the window.
  3. In the new window click Rename.
  4. Now you will see a progress bar progressing as the files are renamed.
  5. When it completes you are done and can click OK.

You can also read these examples of how you can setup Advanced Renamer in various scenarios: