Rename Master v3.13

billon on 10 Jan 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Barrette

Rename Master is a utility for renaming large groups of files with a few clicks. It is suitable for anyone working with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos and pictures. This utility will add, remove, or replace parts of the filename.

Supports renaming via file properties, MP3 tags, JPEG JFIF and EXIF tags. For example, you can rename a photo based on when it was taken or MP3 based on when it was recorded.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete setup.exe
  3. Launch RenameMaster.exe
What's new? New:
  • Renaming Script:
    • Added Keep Expanded option to the step's right-click menu;
    • Keep Expanded setting is saved in the script.
  • Renaming Script:
    • Enabled steps may be disabled when loading in the default script;
    • "Replace Number" sequence number not using Counting tab settings;
    • Variable formatting issue loading a script with two of the same metavariable.
  • Breadcrumb Address Bar:
    • Crash when hiding the dropdown list on Windows 10.
  • File List:
    • Issue with sorting during a Subfolder Scan.
  • Advanced Insert:
    • File Content metavariable off by one.

23 comments on Rename Master  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ralph malph 2006-05-29 23:49

I've been using this program for awhile and it is a great program. Has every possible way I can think of to rename files. Lets you remove,replace,add,insert, capitalize, etc... It contains a real-time preview of all your changes as you select them so you can determine if it is the right option, and has an undo feature as well if you make a mistake. I havnt even used all the features built-in to this program as it contains many. Very usefull program for me.

Danho 2007-07-23 05:05

Very nice and easy to use. Took me several minutes to get use to the Interface but from there after, it was easy to use and quickly manage my music :)

gbj 2007-08-26 06:09

I've tried just about every file renaming utility out there and this one is THE BEST - and FREE, too ! Keep up the great work !

fenixproductions 2008-03-08 06:53

The best renaming utility ever BUT the 2.7.6 version was the last simple one. Current releases hurts eyes with changed GUI and very bad controls positioning. I had thought that it is impossible to author to make this tool bad but he did it. I understand the greed for icons but it doesn't explain why elements alignment is so inconsistent and takes so much space. Simplicity has been killed.

TotalCommander 2008-03-10 18:26

Such a useless tool when you have TotalCommander. I tried it because there was one thing TC can't do in renaming matters: Rename folders (not files) recursively.

Rename Master doesn't offer that either. So no need for it here.

Technomancer 2008-03-12 03:14

Well, I just started using it. It didn't take me long to find the options that I want to use, (EXIF and MP3 Tags), BUT, it would be helpful if there was a 'built in' help page. I sometimes use a PC that isn't connected to the internet, Yeah that might seem strange, but I do work with 'sensitive' databases and a legal requirement is that the computer with the databases must NOT be connected to the internet or a network.

I digress. A 'built in' help page/file would be great.

An excellent program anyway.

Brent 2008-03-14 12:51

Great Utility... I would like to ask Technomancer why in the world he is playing on the DB server then? Smart thinking makes the world go around!

MIIM 2008-05-26 08:43

it's boring steps 4 small program

Lare2 2008-08-26 14:28

It's been updated to "2.9.0"

ishldgetoutmore 2009-03-05 12:08

Couldn't figure out how to rename files based on the Year in an MP3 tag, or to do a mass rename of an Album Title tag. It has a few foibles, like wiping out my customized columns when refreshing the page view after a mass rename action.

carbonize 2010-01-23 22:20

If you want to download it but don't want to disable your adblocker the url is

Ralph 2010-01-24 11:30

Above link does not work. You have to disable your adblocker. So it's not really freeware for me. There are other renaming tools like this on the market. Forget it.

carbonize 2010-01-24 16:49

Yeah I should of tested. Disabling Javascript will enable you to bypass that pathetic "You must disable ad blockers" message. As if seeing the ads is going to make us click them.

mozkill 2010-01-28 13:49

I'd say it's debateable that this program could compete with WildRename:

Midas 2011-09-26 09:25

In the fs renaming through GUI portable freeware department, I find LupasRenamer ( hard to beat for ease of use (notwithstanding its aging interface), as well as Siren ( for its sheer flexibility and power...


david.lynch 2011-10-13 19:37

Good app, but unfortunately not exactly portable since latest version writes a *lot* of files on his folder:



david.lynch 2011-10-17 15:06

What I meant was: could write just one .ini. That's too much files compared to equivalent apps.


spchtr 2012-08-19 06:17

Not finding a 3.1 there. there's a 3.0.1 though. Dunno about all this add stuff though. Looking for something else as easy to use.


Checker 2012-08-19 08:27

@ spchtr: Changelog says "V3.1" and rightklick->properties->version on RenameMaster.exe gives me V3.1.0.2398 ... so I call it "V3.1".


ripu 2015-11-02 11:08

This is also good. The advantage of Advanced Renamer is that I can undo the changes even after closing the program.


TP109 2015-11-02 21:24

I did some recent testing on renamer tools and this and Advanced Renamer turned out to be the most flexible, especially when it came to command-line support. I looked into the undo feature of AR, but I thought it undid changes only on an error. Guess I was wrong about that. Will look into that again. Anyway, I mostly use the Bulk Rename Utility command-line now. Many of the other renamers have become outdated.


TP109 2015-11-02 21:27

error. I meant undo feature of Rename Master, not Advanced Renamer, although Advanced Renamer also has an undo feature, but in GUI only.


MIKLO 2017-01-13 14:02

I tried this program and it does work fine but for me I much prefer Advanced Renamer,although they are similar everyone has a preference.


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