June 6, 2024

Rename Expert 5.31.6

  • On high-resolution monitors, the text in some input fields was not displayed completely.
May 27, 2024

Rename Expert 5.31.5

  • Improved determination of the CD number of WAV files
May 25, 2024

Rename Expert 5.31.4

  • Certificate renewed
  • Smaller optimizations
February 5, 2024

Rename Expert 5.31.3

  • If the option to remove empty folders after moving files was activated, but not the option to remove empty parent folders, the removal was not carried out.
October 26, 2023

Rename Expert 5.31.2

  • Revision: For custom profiles, the actual profile name is displayed in the status bar instead of 'Last used profile' when the program is started, provided there are no unsaved changes to it.
October 21, 2023

Rename Expert 5.31.1

  • For custom profiles, the actual profile name is displayed in the status bar instead of 'Last used profile' when the program is started, provided there are no unsaved changes to it.
  • Correction for determining the email delivery date for sent messages.
September 13, 2023

Rename Expert 5.31.0

  • When creating files using 'Tools -> Create folders and files', there is now an option to evaluate the optional content as a path and copy the file content from that path.
August 27, 2023

Rename Expert 5.30.6

  • The zoom of thumbnails remained even when previewing another file.
August 18, 2023

Rename Expert 5.30.5

  • IPTC data: if no short caption is available, the long caption will be used instead.
August 15, 2023

Rename Expert 5.30.4

  • Problem with the encoding of umlauts and special characters when reading IPTC data solved.
August 8, 2023

Rename Expert 5.30.3

  • An obsolete component has been removed from the case sensitivity settings.
August 6, 2023

Rename Expert 5.30.2

  • The function 'Use name of a contained folder' did not work under Windows 11.
July 29, 2023

Rename Expert 5.30.1

  • When creating a definition with the 'Use name of a contained file' filter, folder names were also taken into account.
  • When exporting/importing a multiple replace list, the specified encoding was not respected.
July 16, 2023

Rename Expert 5.30.0

  • Support for the most important XMP metadata for photos. If EXIF data is empty, XMP data is now read.
April 14, 2023

Rename Expert 5.29.8

  • Improved computation of daylight saving time and standard time when determining the transmission time of emails.
April 11, 2023

Rename Expert 5.29.5

  • Error correction: When using Replace -> with definition result, a prefix or suffix specified there was ignored.
April 3, 2023

Rename Expert 5.29.4

  • Fixed regression: When using command line mode, the parent folder was always renamed as well (regardless of the settings).
March 11, 2023

Rename Expert 5.29.3

  • Fixed an error when loading the multiple replacement settings.
January 13, 2023

Rename Expert 5.29.2

  • A rarely occurring problem with the dyn. generation of components has been fixed.
January 11, 2023

Rename Expert 5.29.1

  • When adding files/folders, not all of the more complicated inclusion/exclusion rules took effect.
November 24, 2022

Rename Expert 5.29.0

  • Improvement of random numbering, especially for audio files.
  • The milliseconds of the EXIF shooting date are taken into account when sorting by photo shooting date and can now become part of the file name.
November 14, 2022

Rename Expert 5.28.3

  • Consideration of daylight saving time and standard time when determining the transmission time of emails.
  • Support for HEIC files (if the Windows HEIC extension is installed)
September 18, 2022

Rename Expert 5.28.2

  • For some raw photo files, the time zone for the photo shooting date was determined incorrectly.
January 12, 2022

Rename Expert 5.28.1

  • Support of multiple parent folder names up to one adjustable folder level.
  • Improved EPUB support.
  • Some optimizations.
September 27, 2021

Rename Expert 5.27.0

  • Support of file name tags.
  • Support of EPUB metadata.
  • When adjusting the file date, it can now also be set to the current date.
  • New action: Replace definition results.
  • New option when using a regex: Replace/Remove all matches.
  • Day of the week of the creation date/last modification date filterable (e.g., creation date -> contains -> Sunday|Monday).
  • Creation time and last modification time now filterable.
  • Filter supplemented - does/does not contain Document date, PDF date, ...
  • Some optimizations.
August 26, 2021

Rename Expert 5.26.2

  • Column width of preview list was not preserved 100%.
August 9, 2021

Rename Expert 5.26.1

  • Previously introduced problem with possibly missing columns in the preview list fixed.
July 26, 2021

Rename Expert 5.26.0

  • The Audio duration can now be used for file name.
  • Fixed previously introduced problem with decreasing column width at each program start.
  • More flexible adjustment of the height of the action list.
July 19, 2021

Rename Expert 5.25.0

  • When setting the file creation or modification date, a fixed date (incl. time) can now also be assigned.
May 31, 2021

Rename Expert 5.24.1

  • Lowercase letters can now also be used for sequential and conditional numbering. For this purpose, Letters must be selected as numbering type and one or more lowercase letters must be entered as start value.
  • Fixed an error in the filter settings: Filters for the character type were not saved - the default value was always loaded.
May 6, 2021

Rename Expert 5.24.0

  • Certificate renewed.
  • Month names and weekdays are now country specific.
  • Support for the EXIF information Copyright.
  • Keyboard shortcut for the profile menu.
  • Some optimizations.
February 9, 2021

Rename Expert 5.23.0

  • Support for metadata of CR3 files.
December 1, 2020

Rename Expert 5.22.0

  • Support for metadata of 3GP, 3GPP and 3G2 files.
October 6, 2020

Rename Expert 5.21.11

  • Regression fixed: When inserting a conditional numbering, it was always appended to root directories.
October 3, 2020

Rename Expert 5.21.10

  • Improved support for incompatible folder and file names.
October 1, 2020

Rename Expert 5.21.9

  • In the error handling dialog, the path causing the problem can now be copied to the clipboard.
September 30, 2020

Rename Expert 5.21.8

  • Further improved protection against creating problematic folder and file names.
September 29, 2020

Rename Expert 5.21.7

  • When recursively renaming folders and using conditional numbering, name collisions could not be resolved automatically.
September 8, 2020

Rename Expert 5.21.6

  • Reading files with overlong paths is now also possible from FAT file systems.
August 29, 2020

Rename Expert 5.21.5

  • Improved scaling for high-resolution monitors.
February 6, 2020

Rename Expert 5.19.0

  • New: Support of PDF creation date and PDF modification date.
December 4, 2019

Rename Expert 5.18.4

  • Bug fixed: When creating folders using a list, the folder names had to be specified as absolute paths. Now it is sufficient to specify folder names in connection with the destination folder.
November 4, 2019

Rename Expert 5.18.3

  • New option: Options --> General --> Show hidden elements in Explorer mode
September 10, 2019

Rename Expert 5.18.2

  • An error concerning the detail display has been fixed.
April 23, 2019

Rename Expert 5.18.1

  • Sorting revised.
April 9, 2019

Rename Expert 5.18.0

  • Recovery of the last state is now also possible via batch file (see Tools --> Create batch file).
  • Extra button to empty the list.
  • Sorting default changed to natural sorting.
  • New action "Change filter": Apply subsequent actions only to objects with changed properties.
  • Some optimizations.
December 2, 2018

Rename Expert 5.17.3

  • Improved compatibility with some video formats.
August 27, 2018

Rename Expert 5.17.2

  • Bug fixed: Some metadata were not checked for invalid characters in path when using the action Move/Copy Files.
July 30, 2018

Rename Expert 5.17.1

  • Some optimizations for the new action Set File Date.
July 28, 2018

Rename Expert 5.17.0

  • File creation date and modification date can now be set to a date contained in the metadata (e.g. photo taken date) or flexibly corrected (e.g. hour +/- 1)
  • the minimum size of the task window was significantly reduced
  • a minor error has been corrected
  • some optimizations
May 3, 2018

Rename Expert 5.16.2

  • When using Outlook 64-bit: reading email metadata from MSG files caused a message box to appear "There is no default email client or the current email client cannot meet the message request."
  • Another problem related to reading email metadata from MSG files has been fixed
February 12, 2018

Rename Expert 5.16.1

  • Fixed a problem regarding the excluding of sub-folders
January 13, 2018

Rename Expert 5.16.0

  • Email file support (EML and MSG files) including the following properties: date submitted, subject, sender name, sender address, sender domain, recipient name, recipient address, recipient domain
  • smaller optimizations
December 23, 2017

Rename Expert 5.15.4

  • Additional support for raw data of some new cameras
  • Faster abort of the reading process in certain situations
  • Faster completion of reading when using the filter for subfolders
  • Error when using the path exclusion filter (program options --> exclusion) fixed
  • Error fixed: The displayed profile name was not updated after saving the profile
December 5, 2017

Rename Expert 5.15.3

  • Fixed a potential error when exiting the program.
November 29, 2017

Rename Expert 5.15.2

  • Problem with sorting fixed
October 17, 2017

Rename Expert 5.15.1

  • Problem when entering long paths in the folder creation tool fixed
September 25, 2017

Rename Expert 5.15.0

  • Two new operations to adjust numbers: Multiply and Divide
  • The profile name is now displayed in the status bar
September 11, 2017

Rename Expert 5.14.1

  • Problem solved regarding video metadata
September 8, 2017

Rename Expert 5.14.0

  • The program can now create a portable version of itself (menu bar --> Tools --> Create portable version)
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.