Bulk Rename Utility v3.0.0.1

Checker on 5 Feb 2016
  • 30MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by kwhipp

Bulk Rename Utility allows you to batch rename files and folders based on very flexible, configurable criteria. You can add date-stamps, replace numbers, insert strings, convert cases, add auto-numbers, process folders and subfolders etc.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Some window/column placement settings are written to the registry.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. The EXE found under BRU\Win98ME is ANSI version, while the versions found under BRU\32-bit and BRU\64-bit are Unicode.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Application files only (no installer)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bulk Rename Utility.exe.
What's new? Fixed:
  • Compatibility with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
  • Code signing certificate issue on Windows 10.
  • F2 rename action to menu.
  • PDF manual to installer.

24 comments on Bulk Rename Utility  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

IamNOTWithStupid 2006-11-20 19:36

awesome utility, i'm using an older version so i'm sure it got more awesomer, but that i can't guarentee, just try it out for yourself..

stacoma 2006-11-20 21:11

Awesome program indeed! Highly recommended, but new users should make sure to not get scared away when they see all the options available...collect a bunch of COPIES of files to practice with for a little while and you'll do fine.

rAf 2007-03-20 05:53

That's what I was looking for when trying to rename hundreds of script filenames needed for my work. It has all of the options I need and more I'll need.

Bliky 2007-03-30 21:25

Outstanding little thing. Not the easiest to handle, but the flexibility is great.

linuxamp 2007-06-05 00:22

I'm sure this is a good tool from all the positive comments but the UI is very intimidating. A really good UI should not require practice and should not be intimidating. It should be intuitive so that most users can just start using it.

If this were something that most people would use daily like an email client, I can see them taking the time to learn it and basically practice through experience but for something like this I think most will just look elsewhere.

Dele 2007-06-19 11:43

This is the best and for me not all intimidating. It's just having all on one screen. It also supports RegEx, which might be called intimidating.

nVein 2007-07-05 03:07

Perfect! I was working with a similar application to rename multiple files and decided to try BRU because it has so many more options. Not only was a I able to rename files to remove spaces and insert underscores but also rename folders and give them a personal tag at the end of each folder name. Just what I needed. Thank you VERY much! :)

Local 2007-07-08 10:33

I've been using this app for ages it's the first and best renamer I've tried and I find the interface to be easier to use than most.
What more could you want than all the settings there for you to see outright?

Even integrated into the context menu it's inobtrusive.
The best by far in my opinion

Bill 2007-08-05 16:43

It's one of the few utilities that I use regularly and one of my top 10 time saver favorites. Not an application that I'd recommend for someone that just wants to change a couple of file names once in awhile. But there's reall not too much of a learning curve for the basics. It's got some great poweruser capabilities (especially if you use regular expressions). Only thing I've got a problem with is trying to move files (at least in the past few versions). Will check this one to see what it does.

fenixproductions 2007-08-13 03:34

Rename Master is a better choice imho, but I don't know is it portable:

Webfork 2007-11-20 15:47

Useful program but much preferred the simplicity of ReNamer http://portablefreeware.com/?id=562

OpenSource defender 2008-01-16 03:22

There's a linux program which has the same name (integrated in XFCE desktop). Doesn't the GPL prevent other programs to use this name ?

desslok 2008-01-23 01:33

It's not unicode compatible. The author admits that on Homepage.

Bruce 2008-01-30 19:42

It appears the link this application is no longer valid :-(

a 2008-11-15 17:54

Cannot rename "hidden" files, I could not option to show these files. How and why would should such a program such a confusion interface miss such a trivial feature!

junky 2009-06-02 06:22

this is the best one I've ever tried

Kenneth Just 2010-04-04 12:11

I'm sure this is a good tool from all the positive comments but the UI is very intimidating. A really good UI should not require practice and should not be intimidating. It should be intuitive so that most users can just start using it.

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Greg 2010-09-23 23:34

This is a slick program. I like the way you can see in real time how the new file would appear before you actually rename it.

bryduck 2011-03-28 18:34

The interface is daunting, but take an hour or two to learn it, because this program will save you an exponential amount of time beyond that.
I would argue it can't be done "intuitively" because there are so many options built in. I'm sure there must be prettier programs out there, but I would bet those aren't as flexible or useful!


gnrsu 2012-08-07 03:38

i think Bulk Rename Utility is the best free batch renaming utility indeed! appnee.com/bulk-rename-utility/


Cattleya 2013-07-29 16:46

The best renamer, but so sad, it is not portable, will be greate if the developer make it portable, please grant my wish!


smaragdus 2014-07-29 20:45

Bulk Rename Utility version is out


Checker 2014-07-29 22:36

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


MIKLO 2016-01-13 20:07

While this app does many things I find Advanced Renamer is more than enough for my needs and much easier to use and learn, I'm just sayin.


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