Renaming the occasional file is a simple enough process, but it can quickly become laborious if there are a large number to work through. If you have copied a number of photos from your digital camera or a series of videos from your digital camcorder, it is likely that they have been automatically named numerically. While this is useful to a certain extent, it can also make things difficult when you want to track down a particular file in future.

Advanced Renamer, as the name would suggest, simplifies the process of renaming a large number of files by making it possible to process them as a batch. Files can be simply dragged and dropped into the program and you can then use 'methods' to choose renaming criteria. For example, you may choose to replace the identification letters automatically added by your camera with the name of the month in which the photographs were taken.

But it is not just renaming that can be achieved with ease. The program can also be used to changed file attributes and adjust timestamps en masse, saving you from having to manually edit a large number of files individually. The program is also useful for renaming folders filled with MP3s.

Built in file previewing comes in particularly handy when working with image files, but whatever type of file you use the program to edit, it is sure to save you a great deal of time and effort.

Version 3.79 changes include (changelog):

- Folder panel will no longer show zip files as folders
- When adding both root and sub folders, the root folders will be added last instead of first
- Files are no longer sorted alphabetically when dragged from Windows Explorer
- Add files not matching a regular expression
- Added option in settings to move the Start Button to the left
- Ukranian translation

Verdict

A great time saving tool, Advanced Renamer makes light work of the tedious task of renaming files.