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Ant Renamer v2.12.0

Checker on 13 Jul 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jul 2015
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Ant Renamer provides many options for the batch renaming of files and folders. The program includes the ability to change file extension, replace/insert/move strings, change case, even give files random names. The program can even rename based on date and time (great for scanned files) or using exif/mp3 tag info (making metadata the file name), or regular expressions. File renaming can be previewed before execution and changes can be added to a batch file and saved for future use.

Alternatively, Ant Renamer Portable (PortableApps.com Format, adjust drive letters and paths as you move PCs).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Renamer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Rename Master
What's new?
  • Option (disabled by default) to consider the last "." in folder name as extension delimiter. Previous versions were always considering that a folder could have an extension, but that's commonly used.
  • When folders are renamed, the path of files in the list is updated if needed. Previous versions were giving an error as files contained by renamed folders were not found anymore.
  • "Case sensitive" option in the "Multiple string replace" action.
  • A few bugs fixed.
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smaragdus on 2015-07-13 14:15

New version of Ant Renamer has been released- 2.12.0, what is new in the latest version:
2.12 (04/07/2015)
· Option (disabled by default) to consider the last "." in folder name as extension delimiter. Previous versions were always considering that a folder could have an extension, but that's commonly used.
· When folders are renamed, the path of files in the list is updated if needed. Previous versions were giving an error as files contained by renamed folders were not found anymore.
· "Case sensitive" option in the "Multiple string replace" action.
· A few bugs fixed.

Checker on 2015-07-13 20:47

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

ripu on 2015-11-02 10:31

There is no way to rename using multiple methods/rules at the same time. You have to use one method at a time. Also, can't preview all the files and can't undo after closing the software. So, I prefer Advanced Renamer.

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Dup Detector v3.3.0.2

webfork on 17 Dec 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2011
  • Suggested by Kongu Tamil

Dup Detector finds duplicate or near-duplicate images by comparing image pixel data. As large image collections can over time pull in duplicates with different file sizes and different names, this program helps track those down and save disk space.

Note: main website down, linking to archive.org

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It was a tough call, but I finally decided to accepted it as portable because it is probably not something that you will run that regularly. And when you run the program on a different machine, a few parameters will need to be adjusted anyway.
Stealth: ? No. A yaP configuration file to make Dup Detector portable and stealth is available at http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/#examples
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch DupDetector.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder, ImgSearch
What's new? V3.30 3/2/11
  1. Added support for .GIF

V3.301 4/17/11
  1. Added alternate file extensions (.jpg .jpeg .jpe .jif) and (.tif .tiff)

V3.302 7/8/11
  1. Made minor changes to use of image list
Latest comments
Andrew Lee on 2006-07-26 23:55

Since the license says it is freely distributable, I have added a direct download link for those of you who still want it.

AlephX on 2007-02-04 23:45

I had a DL error... anyway it´s possible to find it even at
http://www.freeware-guide.com/rareware/DupDetector.html

peter48 on 2019-07-12 04:30

This software is old.
I did not manage to make it work under Windows 10.

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WhatIsHang v1.27

Checker on 26 Sep 2015
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

WhatIsHang tries to detect software that is currently frozen or hanging, displaying information that can help explain what caused the issue. The program displays a list of related strings and DLL files, useful for developers as well as non-programmers to help find workarounds by helping determine the cause.

More developer-specific information includes Call Stack, Stack Data, Processor Registers, and Memory Data.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WhatIsHang.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: BlueScreenView
What's new?
  • Fixed bug: The 'Automatically Get Report' menu item failed to work properly.
Latest comments
abc on 2012-09-27 04:03

helped me identify what plugin was making foobar2000 crash -- very useful.

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LaunchBox v4.4 Private

smaragdus on 9 Nov 2016
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by abc

LaunchBox is a Box-Art-Based Games Database and Launcher for DOSBox, Emulators, and PC Games. It will automatically download metadata such as release date, publisher, descriptions and artwork from thegamesdb.net. Out of the box it supports DOSBox, ScummVM, Steam, and various console emulators that support launching the game from the command line such as Dolphin, Snes9x, Project64, etc.

DOSBox and ScummVM is included in the installation.

Note: The program is freeware with some features limited to the shareware version.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LaunchBox.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: D-Fend Reloaded

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).

Category:
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.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2011-12-29 16:03

Siren V3.00 alpha is available ... details @ http://scarabee-software.net/forum/viewforum.php?id=13

Midas on 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 @ http://scarabee-software.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=339

Siren will now be FOSS under a GPL v3 license.

Midas on 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.

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