July 25, 2017

Rename Expert 5.13.0

  • Support for the document property Category
  • Support for EXIF-XP metadata: Author, Comment, Tags, Rating, Subject, Title
  • The number of available definitions is now displayed
  • Definitions may be given a designation
  • Correction: Video recording date was UTC
  • Support for the video encoding start (corresponds to the encoding date minus the duration of the recording)
  • The original command line version is no longer compatible and therefore no longer included
  • Smaller corrections
March 18, 2017

Rename Expert 5.12.6

  • Fixed a bug when using command line mode
  • Smaller corrections
February 15, 2017

Rename Expert 5.12.5

  • An error related to the loading of older profiles has been corrected
February 6, 2017

Rename Expert 5.12.4

  • Significantly faster response to canceling the read-in process
February 4, 2017

Rename Expert 5.12.3

  • Fixed a problem on reading files with a certain path length
  • File dates could not be read in some countries
December 24, 2016

Rename Expert 5.12.2

  • The Save As Template function did not work for the new date types
December 8, 2016

Rename Expert 5.12.1

  • Fixed a newly introduced bug - dates could not be used for folder names
November 27, 2016

Rename Expert 5.12.0

  • Templates have been integrated into the profile menu
  • The folder creation tool now issues a warning when no target directory has been entered.
  • Filter entries can now be deactivated individually
  • New option for the filter: "Keep all objects in stock" or "Keep only suitable objects in stock" - using the second option allows to search very large amounts of files for files with certain criteria, as long as the maximum number of 200,000 matching objects is not exceeded
  • New action "Shorten names" - allows to, among other things, shorten file names individually depending on the length of the path
  • Highly improved detection of daylight saving time on file dates
  • Own group "Dates" for file creation date, photo taken date, etc.
  • Recent added dates such as Video encoding date have been upgraded and are now also "clickable"
  • Some optimizations and error corrections
August 24, 2016

Rename Expert 5.11.0

  • Support for the audio formats: .aac, .m4a, .ogg, .aiff
August 17, 2016

Rename Expert 5.10.2

  • In some cases, an error message regarding the focus was displayed
July 8, 2016

Rename Expert 5.10.1

  • Shared profiles are no longer read-only
  • Shared profiles were not available in the batch script generator
  • Smaller bug regarding the filter fixed
  • Some optimizations
July 2, 2016

Rename Expert 5.10.0

  • Command line mode is now integrated
  • Additional dialog for managing profiles
  • Optionally, an additional profile location can be specified, which is shared with other users (read-only)
  • Additional keyboard shortcut for opening the Task Dialog [F2]
  • Keyboard shortcut for opening the Restore Dialog [F3] as well as [STRG + Z]
  • Subfolder levels can now be limited
  • Some optimizations
April 14, 2016

Rename Expert 5.9.2

  • Optimized checksum calculation (in particular CRC32)
  • A smaller bug has been fixed
February 14, 2016

Rename Expert 5.9.1

  • Two smaller bugs have been fixed
February 7, 2016

Rename Expert 5.9.0

  • After changing the language, the application must now be restarted
  • In the example profile for shortening filenames, the predetermined length was only 5 instead of 128 characters
  • Templates are now more visible placed in the main window
  • Some hint captions have been added
  • A smaller bug has been fixed
  • A few minor optimizations
January 18, 2016

Rename Expert 5.8.0

  • Video Plug-in is now integrated (no longer needs to be installed as plug-in)
  • New: support of document metadata (Office, OpenDocument, XPS files)
  • New: support of the video encoding date
  • Improved detection of the frame rate of videos
  • Added two new templates to shorten filenames
  • Minor bug fixed
  • Some optimizations
June 3, 2015

Rename Expert 5.7.1

  • Minor optimizations
  • Fixed some small bugs
November 22, 2014

Rename Expert 5.7.0

  • New function: move / copy files using a CSV file
  • Improved camera raw data support and support of some new file types
  • Minor optimizations
  • Fixed some small bugs
August 9, 2014

Rename Expert 5.6.0

  • Task Dialog can now also be opened using the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl + R]
  • Height of the action list can be customized now
  • Saved profiles now contain in addition the filter status (Enabled/Disabled)
  • New formats for display of video playing time
  • New menu group "Tools" with two new utilities
  • Tool for creating folders and files added
  • Added a batch-script wizard for easier creation of batch files
  • Minor optimizations
  • Fixed some small bugs
October 27, 2013

Rename Expert 5.5.0

  • View Profile renamed to Column Profile
  • The Close button in the task dialog has been added back
  • New option: Load the last used profile automatically at startup (enabled by default)
  • Included links now lead to our new websites www.rename-expert.de or www.rename-expert.com
  • New option: Do not read metadata contained in files
  • Warning before executing the recovery action "Delete copies" (All copies are deleted irrevocably)
  • Small optimizations
  • Bug fixed: Renaming of a profile is now also possible when only the case is changed
  • Bug fixed: Umlauts and special characters in EXIF data were not always displayed correctly
  • Bug fixed: Problem when reading many PDFs
  • Bug fixed: Sending error reports did not work due to relocation to a new provider
June 03, 2013

Rename Expert 5.4.2

  • Fixed: On some computers, the reading of files in the command line version did not work properly.
  • Minor bug fixed
May 25, 2013

Rename Expert 5.4.1

  • Fixed: In some message dialogs, the button caption was not adjusted to the local language.
May 21, 2013

Rename Expert 5.4.0

  • Option to start in the Explorer Mode, select the last used directory and read its content
  • Limitation to 200,000 objects because max. 2GB of RAM can be reserved
  • Added a context menu to the Action List: check/uncheck all actions
  • Preview List context menu expanded: Select by status --> select entries with conflicts
  • Entries with conflicts are now additionally highlighted in reddish background color
  • Unchecked entries of the Preview List are now grayed out
  • Optional confirmation before emptying the Action List
  • New sample template added: use parent folder name
  • minor optimizations
  • minor adjustments to the program interface
  • Fixed a bug when creating certain date templates
  • Fixed problem with missing write permission in the recovery folder
  • An other minor bug was fixed
April 05, 2013

Rename Expert 5.3.2

  • Minor bug fixed
  • Minor changes
March 28, 2013

Rename Expert 5.3.1

  • On larger amounts of data, the renaming process was accelerated significantly
  • In the export dialog of the list you can now choose between the old and new names (for registered users only)
  • Minor bugs fixed
February 24, 2013

Rename Expert 5.3.0

  • Settings made for the use of metadata or the date can now be stored directly as a template "Templates --> Save template as...".

  • Metadaten settings template

  • Added an option to the Folder Selection Dialog and the Explorer Mode to save commonly used directories as Folder Favorite.

  • Folder Favorites

  • Added an option for the Tasks Dialog to automatically start the execution as well as to automatically close the dialog after completion of all tasks (Options --> General --> Tasks dialog).
  • In the actions "Replace" and "Insert", the types "a character type" and "an area" were moved from the top menu to the menu item "Other --> Part of own name".
February 18, 2013

Rename Expert 5.2.2

  • minor bug fixed
February 17, 2013

Rename Expert 5.2.1


Edit names of files or folders

The filter has been extended by the ability to edit only folders or files (is of type -> File|Folder). This feature serves as a substitute for the editing mode, which was removed in version 5.2.0.

February 16, 2013

Rename Expert 5.2.0


Rename files in Explorer-Mode
  • built-in Explorer
  • folder selection dialog revised
  • names from CSV file: added support of full pathes for specifying the original names
  • some optimizations
  • minor bug fixes
January 21, 2013

Rename Expert 5.1.0

  • Support of some other raw formats (among others cr2).
  • When moving or copying files based on audio data, you can now also use the first letter of the artist to create folders.
  • New feature "Definitions": Compose folder names from: parts of the name of a parent folder, of contained subfolders and also of contained files. It is now possible to move (or copy) files into folders generated from: parts of the name of a parent folder as well as parts of their own name.
  • The detailed view displays now also the title of mp4 files.
  • Newly added: "Replace with --> a character type," and "Insert --> a character type"
  • New example for using definitions added: "Insert part of file name into folder name"
  • New example: "Shorten names"
  • Minor bugs fixed
December 18, 2012

Rename Expert 5.0.1

  • Minor bug fixed
  • English help complemented
December 8, 2012

Rename Expert 5.0.0

  • Program interface and dialogues revised
  • Restoring previous name etc. is now also possible after closing the program
  • Possibility to set file attributes
  • Command line support
  • Logging of actions in a log file
  • Support for album artist, composer and disc number in audio metadata
  • Support of the number of pages in PDF metadata
  • Function to copy files added (copies can be renamed at the same time)
  • In the action Multiple Replace, lists can now also be pasted from the clipboard
  • Many minor optimizations
  • Some bugs fixed

Changes for position details of the types "between" and "from/to": The right value refers no longer to the beginning of the name, but to the left value.