Freename - Freeform batch file renaming

Have you ever needed to rename a bunch of files? Did you do it by hand? Or did you to hunt for a tool, only then having to specify a number of arcane rules about string substitutions and substring copying, getting it right by a lengthy process of trial-and-error?

No more! With Freename you can take a power tool already in your arsenal (your trusty text editor of choice!) and apply that to the same task.

How does it work?

When you use Freename to rename a bunch of files, it will send a text file with all filenames to your text editor.

At that point, you can use all available tools of your text editor to change the filenames into whatever you want them to be. You can edit them by hand, you can do a search-and-replace for substrings, and with the right text editors you can use regular expressions, block modifications and lots of things more.

You then close your editor, and Freename will carry change the filenames exactly into what you wrote.

Advantages of using Freename:

Text editor

Obviously, the choice of your text editor will have a great impact on how useful Freename will turn out to be.

Related projects

Freename is licensed under the GNU General Public License
Freename and this website are copyright © 2007–2008 by Rico Huijbers
If you want to contact me, you can leave a note on this project's SourceForge support request tracker.