RenamerFairy Beta

A mass file renaming tool with interactive UI for windows.

Features

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The Windows Shell Extension is NOT enabled by default. After installation launch the program and go to Settings to enable the Shell Extension. You will then be able to add files to RenamerFairy by right clicking them in any application.

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User Guide

The application will automatically stay updated by default, options are in the Settings window of the application.

Launching RenamerFairy

The Windows Shell Extension is NOT enabled by default. After installation launch the program and go to Settings to enable the Shell Extension. You will then be able to add files to RenamerFairy by right clicking them in any application.

To launch the application, either:

You can drag and drop files onto an existing window to add them to the list. You can also right click further files and select a RenamerFairy window to add them to.

TIP: An easy way to add lots of individual files from many different folders is to do a search for the files (e.g. using Explorer) and selecting all the files at once there.

Renaming Files

Using the tabs at the bottom of the RenamerFairy window you can select a tool to operate on your file names. You can Undo any action by pressing Ctrl+Z or by viewing the Undo History.

No changes are made to any of the file names until you click "Apply". Clicking "Apply" will rename any file that has not been un-checked. If the rename is successful the file name will be removed from the list. Once all files have been removed, the window will automatically close.

TIP: Using your ingenuity you can successively use "Apply" and the checkboxes to work on groups of files that have a similar, but not exactly the same, name format.

Edit Text Tool

Click one of the file names to select it. Each time you type, move the cursor or make selections with the keyboard or mouse, the same operations will be applied to each of the other files in the list as well.

By default, the file names are aligned to the left so all text operations happen relative to the start of the file names. To operate relative to the end of the names you can switch to "Right Align" mode.

Sequence Tool

The sequence tool can be used to number files.

Find & Replace Tool

You can use find and replace to edit the file names, you will see a preview of how the file names will look. Click "Apply" to make the changes stick before going to the next tool.

Regular Expressions Tool

You can use regular expressions to edit the file names - this works just as the Find & Replace tool does.

If "Hover Interpret" is enabled, hover your mouse over elements of your regexp to see how it is being interpreted.

Future Stuff

Known Bugs

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