Perry’s Batch File Rename Utility can be used to rename several files at once based on your specifications. Files will be renamed according to the Rename Sequence that you specify, which is based on one or more Filters. Available Filters include Serial Number, Insert Text, Replace Text, Trim Start, Trim End, Original Filename, Original Extension, Date Created, Date Modified, and Date Accessed.
How do I number a sequence of files?
Let’s say you have a collection of 9 images that you want numbered 1 through 9.
- Drag and drop all of the files into the File List panel.
- Add four filters to the Rename Sequence panel in this order: Serial Number, Insert Text, Original Filename, Original Extension.
- Set Parameter 1 of the Insert Text filter to the hyphen ( – ) character.
- Click Rename.
How do I insert one or more files into a list of filenames that already are already numbered?
Let’s say you have three files – 01-plane.jpg, 02-apple.jpg, 03-car.jpg – and you want to include two files – sauce.jpg and macaroni.jpg – in that sequence to produce the following: 01-plane.jpg, 02-sauce.jpg, 03-macaroni.jpg, 04-apple.jpg, 05-car.jpg.
- Drag the three files into the File List.
- Add these filters in this order: Original Filename, Original Extension, Trim Start. Set Parameter 1 of the Trim Start filter to 3.
- Click Rename. The files 01-plane.jpg, 02-apple.jpg, and 03-car.jpg will be renamed to plane.jpg, apple.jpg, and car.jpg.
- Click the Remove All Rows button in the Rename Sequence panel.
- Drag the remaining two files – sauce.jpg and macaroni.jpg – into the File List. You should now have all 5 image files in the File List.
- Add these filters in this order: Serial Number, Insert Text, Original Filename, Original Extension. Set Parameter 1 of the Insert Text filter to a hyphen ( – ) character.
- Use the Move Row Up and Move Row Down buttons in the File List panel to arrange the files so that the New Name column reflects the desired order – 01-plane.jpg, 02-sauce.jpg, 03-macaroni.jpg, 04-apple.jpg, 05-car.jpg.
- Click Rename.
Now you could have just renamed each file manually in Windows Explorer, but if you needed to process hundreds of files at a time instead of just 5, Perry’s Batch File Rename Utility will handle the task far more efficiently.
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