Advanced Renamer v3.82

billon on 3 Apr 2018

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript and more.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new? See:

14 comments on Advanced Renamer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

kun 2010-07-12 13:04

This is the best renamer i have found.... Great job developer....

portafreeuser 2011-08-15 04:10

I prefer LupasRename which is simpler to use. But this program does look like it could be handy for certain types of procedures, such as renaming MP3's. Also I like the collision rule settings. But again I think LupasRename is quite a bit easier to use and simpler to look at.


Midas 2011-09-26 09:17

Totally agree with portafreeuser regarding LupasRename ease of use. Only thing is, it hasn't been updated in a very looong time... which might have others searching for alternatives -- especially in case of 64 bits OS, e.g. The expression saving approach of Advanced Renamer might just cut it; BTW, Siren uses it too, but it seems to me to have a steeper learning curve.


Magibon 2011-10-06 19:59

i swore i commented on this app. already.

This is my main renamer app., it takes a bit to get used to but i like it because it's portable, stealth, fast, light, and is capable of doing everything related to renaming/schemes.

+1 to the creators
great app.

Tip: i think if the interface was tweaked just a bit, more user-friendly, more people would switch to this.


hamasaki 2013-05-04 09:32

Been using it for ages. I`ve always found is pretty easy to use myself. Lupas also excellent though.


MIKLO 2014-03-29 16:21

I have used many "Renamer" apps B4 but this is one of the best I have used, easy user interface and does what is says....... what a concept :)


smaragdus 2015-05-06 22:20

Advanced Renamer 3.66 released.


Checker 2015-05-07 19:18

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


MIKLO 2015-12-09 16:07

Its still the best in my opinion :)


starshakur 2016-02-12 15:36

Advanced Renamer is stealth but the exiftool.exe within is not, it leaves behind a 19MB folder: AppData\Local\Temp\par-username\cache-exiftool-10.04.

Even if terminated properly, the folder stays.


MIKLO 2017-03-02 17:59

@ joby_toss thanks for a great link that makes clear many useful things about portable installs :) Advanced Renamer is still my fav app for name changing one or many files,so user friendly.


Guido76 2017-08-21 09:32

What is unfortunate is that the new version includes a license proposal. Nothing is mandatory "a priori", but to see appearing in the interface the mention "Not registered" is unpleasant. Especially because the proposal of donation is not free, but fixed at 10 euros minimum.


MIKLO 2018-04-06 15:14

@Guido76 Yeah I gotta agree I don't really like the way this is done either, I'm just gonna keep using the older (NO NAG) version that works great. This is still my favorite and best name changer in my opinion..... Please donate, but ya gotta "donate" this amount is a very strange concept, but I guess a guy has gotta make some Euro's some kinda way. lol


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