KuKnet FileRenamer

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KuKnet FileRenamer

#1 Post by smaragdus » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Preamble
Oftentimes very capable freeware programs remain unnoticed and this is one of the reasons why people purchase commercial software when there are equally good or even better free alternatives. I do believe that one does not need to spend money on commercial renaming tools since one can achieve the same or better results with free tools. I found the market preposterous- some developers try to sell abandoned, archaic, primitive, very poor products (Oscar's Renamer PRO), other commercial ones do not support Unicode and the developers refuse to release a Unicode version (Flash Renamer), other products are nothing special (Professional Renamer), ridiculously priced (Rename Expert) or have freeware background (ReNamer). I am not a renaming expert but yet I think that buying any of these products is not justifiable (if the user is not a software collector) since there are many free tools which can do all kinds of remaining jobs in an easy way. I have tested and used many free renamers (both portable and non-portable) and most of them have pleased me. One such tool which is vastly unknown but fairly flexible is the one I am going to review below- KuKnet FileRenamer.

Synopsis
KuKnet FileRenamer is a powerful file renaming tool.
KuKnet FileRenamer is freeware. Feel free to share!
Use at your own risk!
Features
  • No installation required (portable use)
  • Bilingual: English and German
  • Integrated help
  • Preview
  • Many rename rules:
    • Search and Replace
    • Truncate
    • Numeration (numbers, roman numerals, letters)
    • Upper- and Lower-Case
    • Edit file extensions
    • Prefix / Suffix
    • Insert and delete
    • File size
    • Date / Time
    • MP3 ID3-Tag (v1 and v2) support
    • WMA-Tag support
    • Regular expression
    • Exif support
    • Vorbis comment support
    • EML-Header support
    • Hash (MD5, SHA-1, CRC32, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512)
    • UUID (GUID)
  • Save frequently used rules
  • Drag & Drop from Explorer
  • Unicode support
  • Integrated file preview to view images, text-, XPS- and RTF-documents
  • Exif-, ID3- and WMA-Tags, Vorbis comment and EML-Headers are shown in file preview
  • File list export to HTML, CSV and text
  • Some startup parameter
Links
Website
Download
History - in German
Requirements
Publisher
Softpedia
RGdot

Downloads
Direct download links: Images

KuKnet FileRenamer - select files:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - renaming rules - text - truncate:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - renaming rules - text - numeration:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - renaming rules - text - upper- / lower-case:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - renaming rules - text - delete:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - renaming rules - metadata - mp3 id3-tag:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - renaming rules - metadata - exif-data:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - renaming rules - other - hash:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - job - preview:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - job - done:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - about - info:

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Portability
KuKnet FileRenamer is portable and stealth by design- it does not save any settings.

Instructions
  • Download the executable (FileRenamer.exe) or the archive (FileRenamer.rar or FileRenamer.zip);
  • Extract the archive to a folder pf your choice;
  • Run the executable (FileRenamer.exe);
Requirements
  • Windows XP or newer
  • Latest service packs for your operating system
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (free)
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768px
License
KuKnet FileRenamer is freeware without any restrictions, ads or nags (at least I have not seen any nags while testing the program). The license is embedded in the program (Info... - License) but is available only in German.

Note
The latest version of KuKnet FileRenamer is 3.8 (released on 2017-06-01).
KuKnet FileRenamer is a feature-rich, easy to use, flexible and powerful renaming tool which supports drag&drop and Unicode, renamed files can be copied or moved.
It is obvious that KuKnet FileRenamer has been developed with attention to details and different renaming scenarios.
KuKnet FileRenamer has a detailed help, screen:
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KuKnet FileRenamer has its own Bug Tracker.
More screen-shots can be found here.
For me KuKnet FileRenamer is an excellent renaming tool and I may add it to the database.

Details
File details for KuKnet FileRenamer version 3.8:

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Executable
Name: FileRenamer.exe
File Size: 1452032 Byte(s) (1.38 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-06-01 09:47
Version: 3.8.0.0
MD5: 9b3e3c2a527a4656d4579c9609334975
SHA1: 2b40aef8e454b28b4f523cf9db7bd5bf2d834bf3
SHA256: 64dcb15ac4efe446aa6c50039f4b842765e3a64c0197e02c69d63e4721cd6a6b
SHA512: 163a1ced1f28ae09fa8f01e5be0584876f41efe83043b5de9b35c81018d30819304f5963138efe9bf0891651e8a49d505c45bca6eaf5d2d7ff5d8053a06ad779

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RAR Archive
Name: FileRenamer.rar
File Size: 829393 Byte(s) (809.95 KB)
Modified Date: 2017-06-01 09:46
MD5: df027a4d1c962a6fd20da8b712905472
SHA1: cd363038711b04d9588e26a215274c858f47ca8f
SHA256: e684863d66433f94340429ddaeff6323d03c75e19108ae8bfe201cc0a4c32964
SHA512: d5168d3cb817058516e0f54baf6534755066b44cae8fd3dafc7ae618c5c66aac810a311ea29561033c94bb26b32315d2f03d2b59e664e2b2622498d18993d0de

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ZIP Archive
Name: FileRenamer.zip
File Size: 861521 Byte(s) (841.33 KB)
Modified Date: 2017-06-01 09:46
MD5: c87f5a5b4e787cd26c2d9b6b257bb750
SHA1: 3a295104c2421da6662d6efae502e790c3b145f3
SHA256: 39064687921b1b9b074fed9da8d1cb2ee4174a054bb5a91d77a4301a69b9c673
SHA512: 14fa87cf9cf7f18663eb1401459e740bc92c052fbac1ad3e8db71c84a9139a111a93281719009827fd1165718cbfb2c626e845c0c26c82df330cdeb4f42246c5

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Re: KuKnet FileRenamer

#2 Post by JohnW » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:24 am

First of all let me state - a first class entry!
I particularly liked the preamble - spot on.
But for me - thanks but no cigar.

I gave the product a reasonable test but struggled. I could insert or delete at a specific location but could not delete odd characters (using eg F2) in some filenames. I found tagging a mystery. My music filenames typically include artist and title but I need to add album, year etc for a comprehensive tag. And although I'll accept that I might have missed some points but I have no problem using TagScanner.
I have no doubt that this should be added to the directory but it's not for me.
I'll continue to use Flash Renamer. smaragdus is right in that it unfortunately does not support Unicode but I can cope with that.
I hope that members will comment and suggest where I might be going wrong.

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Re: KuKnet FileRenamer

#3 Post by __philippe » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:39 am

@smaragdus

Thanks for bringing up the remarkable KuKnet FileRenamer utility.

Excellent illustrated write-up, coupled with a judicious rationale commending free vs commercial software. (albeit akin to preaching the local choir... :wink: )

KFR tool added to my "File Renaming" preferred utilities, which includes another lean, nifty entry: "Pintosoft's FocusOn Renamer"

Will gladly vote for KFR DB inclusion.

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Re: KuKnet FileRenamer

#4 Post by smaragdus » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:59 pm

For me KuKnet FileRenamer is a well-designed and solid program so I added it to the database.

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I forgot to mention that KuKnet FileRenamer has a feature-rich context menu, examples:

KuKnet FileRenamer - context menu:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - image preview:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - context menu - copy to clipboard:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - context menu - selection:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - context menu - sort by:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - context menu - export list:

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KuKnet FileRenamer - program in action - animated image:

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@JohnW
I mainly use simple renaming rules- replace, delete, enumeration, which I apply to screen-shots, images downloaded from the web, archives. I never use ID3 (my audio collection does not need renaming) and Exif (I prefer to keep the original names of my photos) renaming rules. The last time I renamed audio files was probably in the time of LimeWire and I used a audio tag editor (as far as I can remember it was TagScanner). So I cannot help with advice. Perhaps the right person who can help you is the developer himself who offers support via mail.

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@__philippe
I contacted the developer of FocusOn Renamer requesting a portable version. If i got response I will announce it at the right forum thread.

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Re: KuKnet FileRenamer

#5 Post by __philippe » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:38 am

smaragdus wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:59 pm
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@__philippe
I contacted the developer of FocusOn Renamer requesting a portable version. If i got response I will announce it at the right forum thread.

@smaragdus

Thanks for contacting FocusOn Renamer's developer.

Meanwhile, pending a forthcoming portable, stand-alone zip package:

Quick Install Note:
Currently, FocusOnRenamer1.1 distro is packaged within a setup wizard installer, readily bypassed so:

Code: Select all

C:\>7z x FocusOnRenamer1.1.exe
7-Zip 9.22 beta  Copyright (c) 1999-2011 Igor Pavlov  2011-04-18

Processing archive: FocusOnRenamer1.1.exe

Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\System.dll
Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\UAC.dll
Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\modern-wizard.bmp
Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\nsDialogs.dll
Extracting  Uninstall.exe
Extracting  foren.exe
Extracting  lpop.exe

Everything is Ok

Files: 7
Size:       588278
Compressed: 289504
(No objectionable traces left in registry after running foren.exe... :))

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