Siren v3.14

Midas on 2 May 2020

Siren is a file renamer which allows for batch file renaming based on expressions (kind of an extended Regular Expression syntax). Also allows for insertion of file information (file Date, ID3 tags). Includes undo/redo functions, recursive edits (directory and sub-directories),

Functional in Linux (GTK2 required).

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Siren.exe.
What's new? New features:
  • File type "auto detection" for wrong or unknown file extensions:
    - New column : "Detected Type" (not displayed by default).
    - New variable "Detected Type" : %yd.
    - New options in Preferences/General.
  • Monitor changes in current directory:
    It even takes in charge the modifications done by Siren. The directory tree is not monitored.
  • Support of some new file types:
    - fon : font file (Windows only).
    - snd : sound file.
  • Minor modifications:
    - "Insert into expression" option added in the right-click menu of completion windows.
    - Better first placement of the completion windows.
    - The toolbar buttons and menu options associated to completion windows are now "checkable".
Bugs correction:
  • All platforms:
    - Display of the image after modification of Display/Image preferences.
  • GNU/Linux:
    - Position of the file list column header right-click menu.
    - Horizontal bar under main menu .
    - At first start, the "First contact" window is not active.
  • Windows:
    - Stricter management of the ':' character in new filenames.
    - In the directory tree the "backspace" key generates a two levels jump back.

6 comments on Siren  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2013-04-18 08:26

Siren has somewhat of a learning curve, but is the workhorse of file renamers -- and now available also on Linux. Highly recommended.


Midas 2012-05-14 09:10

Upcoming multi-platform (Windows & Linux) Siren version 3 has reached the release candidates stage: v3.00 RC1 build 902 can be downloaded @

Siren will now be FOSS under a GPL v3 license.


I am Baas 2011-12-29 16:03

Siren V3.00 alpha is available ... details @


Midas 2011-04-01 11:09

The later versions do support Unicode. Siren is a real renaming workhorse, impaired only by a somewhat steep learning curve -- although, if you browse through the included examples you'll shortly find uses for it. It would only really benefit by including a Windows Help file, instead of the embedded text help...


Nh 2008-01-12 18:24

Doesn't support unicode.

RCalbuth 2007-07-10 10:38

Very flexible and powerful... Does the job perfectly

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