Rename-It! Description

Rename-It! can rename in seconds multiple files, that can be in different folders. It is incorporated in the Windows Shell (via Explorer's context menu). Before renaming files, Rename-It checks the files' names. The renaming itself is done by filters:

  • Search & Replace: Replace a string by another. Support Regular expressions and Wildcards.
  • Case: Make the file name uppercase, lowercase, ...
  • Crop: Only keeps a part of the file name.
  • ID3 Tag: For the MP3 files, read the ID3 informations and rename the file with your own criteria.

Some Key Features of "Rename-It!":

  • Rename files from the Explorer
  • RegExp and wildcards
  • Advanced enumations system (01, 02, 03...)
  • Unicode support
  • MP3 ID3 v1 & v2 tags
  • From simple to advanced usage with preset filters
  • Check filenames before renaming and allow manual fixing
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View a demonstration tutorial of Rename-It!. Requires Flash.


Main menu screen-shot Renaming filter screen-shot Problems report dialog screen-shot


Rename-It! v3.42 (2007-06-18) (1.44 MB) for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Vista on Intel x86

See what's new in this release.


  1. Download the setup program on your computer.
  2. Open the folder where you have downloaded the file and open the setup program.
  3. Follow the setup wizard step by step.
  4. To launch the Rename-It!, after the installation has finished, go to Start > All Programs > Rename-It! and click on Rename-It!. Alternatively you can select some files in the Explorer, then right click on them to open the context menu, and select Rename-It!.

The next version of Rename-It! is being developed

The next major version of Rename-It!, the version 4, is currently being developed.

Estimated progress

It is hard to define how much percents of a project have been done. That's why you won't see any % of progress. The illustration below shows only the project's progress estimation: The triangle on the time line indicates the estimated progress. Above the triangle you can see different round boxes. Each box represents a different phase of the project. The circle denotes the project's end: Time at which the release version will be available. Before that, some testing versions will be available.

Estimation of the project Rename-It! 4 progress - July 7, 2007

Planed improvements:

  • New functionalities
    • Rename a full path (create/rename folders)
    • Command-line execution support
    • More advanced Search&Replace filter
    • Possibility to add comments
    • New external processor filter for easy custom filters
  • Simpler to use
    • User interface improvements: Faster and much easier
    • Help documents
    • Wizards to simplify basic tasks
    • Coloured regular expressions
  • Safer renaming
    • Vista transactional renaming support: All or nothing
    • Improved pre-renaming checking
  • Much faster renaming (1000x faster)
  • Full Vista support (designed with UAC in mind)
  • (delayed) Show files' icons and add an access to the explorer context menu
A preview of the coming new version
A now outdated preview of the coming new version.

When will it be ready?

The version 4 is not ready yet and there is no time schedule. See estimated progress section for more details.