With prior versions gone, Bulk Rename Utility
) v220.127.116.11 forum announcement reads:
", that's a first for me.
That feature alone makes BRU
stand out amidst the renaming utility crowd. Not to mention the nimbleness of a C application (~15MB memory at startup for 64-bit BRU
Haven't tested it (yet) for stealth, but BRU
portability is a given -- it saves settings to an INI text file in program folder, although it proposes and creates a 'Bulk Rename Utility
' folder in Windows "Documents
" default location to save "Favourites
" from menu "File
Note that if you rename the executable as I did, it will also affect the INI name, so if you have prior settings you'd like to keep, you must rename it, too.
As did others before me (e.g., linuxamp
, Kenneth Just
, and bryduck
) I found BRU
's UI intimidating: while the folders and filelist view is smallish, you get no less than 14 concurrent control groups for setting the file modification parameters present at all times, with secondary dialogs for some of them.
After you overcome your shock, using BRU
is quite self-evident and mostly easy, with some really powerful features -- my highlight goes to filtering, copy/move, regex, and shell integration (optional).
I still think there's plenty of room for improvement, though. E.g., extrapolating from some of my favorite renamers, I cherish the expression approach of Siren
and the tabbed parameters of Lupas
, or even the shell extension simplicity of awxRename
(http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... p?ft=17019