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Version 6.06

21st September 2017

The new version restores the "Save To File..." feature and adds support for tags in additional movie formats.

Version 6.05

21st August 2017

The new version restores an old 5.x behaviour.

Version 6.04

10th July 2017

Better File Rename for Windows 6.04 is a maintenance release.

Version 6.03

5th July 2017

Better File Rename for Windows 6.03 fixes a minor problem with the droplets.

Version 6.02

22nd June 2017

The new release adds persistent settings.

Version 6.01

19th June 2017

Minor bug fix for the new 6.0 version.

Version 6.00 final

12th June 2017

After 6 months of beta testing, version 6.0 is finally ready.

Version 6.00 beta 21

29th May 2017

The new version makes some final fixes before the official 6.0 launch.

Version 6.00 beta 20

3rd April 2017

The new version enables droplet editing and automatic droplet migration from version 5.

Version 5.57

5th December 2016

The new version fixes a potentially crashing bug

Version 6.0b14

2nd December 2016

The new version fixes a potentially crashing bug

Version 6.00b13

28th November 2016

This is the first public beta of the upcoming version 6.

Version 5.56

28th November 2016

The new version supports supports the new series unlock code.

Version 5.55

18th August 2016

The new version features a number of bug fixes.

Version 5.54

11th May 2015

The new version adds creation and modification date tags.

Version 5.53

26th March 2015

The new version adds support for new video and movie meta-data tags.

Version 5.52

12th February 2015

Adds support for GPS tags.

Version 5.50

Version 5.51

10th December 2014

The new version fixes a potential bug with the EXIF reading feature.

Version 5.50

11th September 2014

The new version fixes a minor bug.

Version 5.49

17th June 2014

The new version improves the unlock code behaviour.

Version 5.48

8th May 2014

The new version provides a droplet-related bug fix.

Version 5.47

10th March 2014

The new version fixes improves droplet support.

Version 5.46

4th February 2014

The new version fixes a minor bug affecting droplets.

Version 5.45

8th October 2013

The new version fixes two minor bugs.

Version 5.44

4th September 2013

The new version makes it clearer when the application has been successfully unlocked.

Version 5.43

21st May 2013

The new version fixes a number of minor bugs.

Version 5.42

16th May 2013

The new version adds a host of date formatting options to the "Rename from tags" feature.

Version 5.41

27th March 2013

The new version adds improved support for UTF8.

Version 5.40

13th March 2013

The new version adds a number of new meta-data tags.

Version 5.39

14th February 2013

The new version introduces metadata tag-based renaming. We will be adding many more tags over the next months!

Version 5.38

17th January 2013

The new version adds support for reading EXIF information from Nikon NRW RAW image file.

Version 5.37

10th December 2012

The new version fixes a few minor bugs.

Version 5.36

5th December 2012

The new version adds Windows 8 compatibility.

Version 5.35

21st November 2012

The new version brings back the "Make Propercase" action that went missing in the transition to the new category based interface.

Version 5.34

9th November 2012

The new version adds Windows 8 compatibility.

Version 5.33

7th November 2012

This is a big update and brings a few major interface changes to bring the Windows version on a par with the Mac version.

The renaming actions are now organized into categories to make it easier and faster to find what you are looking for and to provide more room for future features.

Version 5.32

2nd October 2012

The new version adds the ability to truncate file names to DOS 8.3 format.

Version 5.31

26th September 2012

The new version adds the ability to remove specific chararcters.

Version 5.30

19th September 2012

The new version makes minor user interface improvements.

Version 5.29

4th September 2012

The new version adds the ability to insert AAC/MP3 tags in front and behind the existing file name.

Version 5.28

16th August 2012

This major new release adds support for reading the AAC/MP3 tags in your music files!

Version 5.27

11th July 2012

The new release adds support for reading EXIF timestamps in Sony ARW RAW files.

Version 5.26

28th June 2012

The new release adds support for reading EXIF timestamps in Nikon NEF RAW files.

Version 5.25

20th June 2012

The new release can now read time stamps in Canon CR2 RAW files.

Version 5.24

6th June 2012

This release fixes a minor bug.

Version 5.23

21st May 2012

This is a bug fix release that restore the renaming action that went missing during our action menu cleanup.

Version 5.22

15th May 2012

The new release cleans up the action selection menu.

Version 5.21

19th April 2012

The preview list now invites users to drag files and folders onto it.

Version 5.20

11th April 2012

This latest release improves sorting in the preview table.

Version 5.19

4th April 2012

This latest release further refines the user experience.

Version 5.18

27th March 2012

This latest release introduces smart sorting, so that your files with sequence numbers sort properly.

Traditionally, computers sort numbers "alphabetically", e.g.

1, 11, 12, .., 19, 2, 20, ..

Instead of

1, 2, 3, 4, ..., 9, 10, 11, .., 19, 20

With the latest version of Better File Rename, you can choose "Order: By name and sequence number" for a more natural sort and then you can add "Padding" to add zeros to the front of unruly sequence numbers, e.g. 001, 002, 003, .., 009, 010, ..

Version 5.17

20th March 2012

This latest release completes updates the user experience to bring in line with its Macintosh counterpart.

We hope you will enjoy it!

Version 5.16

19th January 2012

This latest update features more UI refinements and fixes a bug affecting regular expressions support.

Version 5.15

12th January 2012

This latest update reworks the case conversion actions and fixes a bug affecting the regular expressions.

Version 5.14

6th December 2011

This latest update further enhances the user interface.

Version 5.13

30th November 2011

This new version marks another significant step in updating the Better File Rename user interface to more closely mirror that of its Macintosh counterpart.

The entire window is now fully resizable making it much easier to preview large numbers of files.

Version 5.12

23rd November 2011

This new version further refines the user interface.

Over the next few months, we are going to slowly migrate the Better File Rename for Windows interface to correspond more closely to that of its Mac counterpart, A Better Finder Rename, which has received much more attention over the past decade.

Version 5.11

9th November 2011

This new version introduces the long awaited "Rename from file list" feature that allows file names to changed based on new names taken from a text file.

This is of special interest for importing new names from spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel, manually providing new file names, or using data from scripts or databases.

In addition, the new version features a re-worked user interface to provide an even better user experience.

Version 5.10

2nd November 2011

The new version cleans up the user interface.

Expect further improvements over the next few months.

Version 5.09

18th October 2011

The new version fixes a problem with the 64-bit shell extension.

Version 5.08

12th October 2011

The new version adds the ability to expand camel case.

Version 5.7

11th January 2010

The new version adds a PDF user manual and the ability to use today's date in all date/time related renaming actions.

Version 5.6

20th October 2009

The new version is Windows 7 compatible and fixes a number of minor bugs.

Version 5.5

12th August 2009

The new version adds the ability to add the name of the enclosing folder to the end of the file name.

Version 5.4

30th July 2009

The new version contains a number of improvements:

  • new uppercase and lowercase action that changes the case of only part of the file name
  • improved sorting that takes multiple criteria into account
  • the preview window and its columns preserve their size in between sessions

Version 5.3.1

3rd November 2008

Fixes a minor bug introduced in version 5.3.

Version 5.3

28th October 2008

The new version adds a detachable preview window and improved unicode support.

Version 5.2.5

9th September 2008

Provides compatibility with Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Version 5.2

31st January 2008

Better File Rename 5.2 improves title case handling, allows comments in droplet files and further improves the user experience.

Version 5.1

14th November 2007

The new release features an improved regular expression preview and fixes all known bugs.

Version 5.0.2

21st September 2007

Fixes a minor bug affecting droplets.

Version 5.0.1

19th September 2007

Fixes a minor bug with the multi-step rename feature.

Version 5.0 Final

19th September 2007

After several months of beta testing, the long-awaited version 5 of Better File Rename has finally arrived.

Version 5 introduces:

  • the ability to combine several rename actions into a multi-step rename
  • a re-designed and streamlined user experience
  • regular expression substitution for power users

We have decided to make version 5 is a free upgrade for all users who have purchased Better File Rename 4 after the 1st of January 2006 or who own a forever upgrade.

If you have purchased Better File Rename 4 before the 1st of January 2006, you will need to purchase an upgrade from our webstore.

More details on the pricing of upgrades and how to obtain your free upgrade codes are available on the upgrade page.

Version 5.0 Beta 3

10th September 2007

This beta release delivers the long-awaited regular expression support.

Version 5.0 Beta 2

20th August 2007

This second beta improves the way the program operates as a stand-alone application.

Version 5.0 Beta 1

22nd March 2007

This is the first public beta of Better File Rename 5.

Version 4.9.6

27th April 2006

The new version incorporates our brand new icons.

Version 4.9.5

10th January 2007

The new version adds Windows Vista compatibility.

Version 4.9.4

27th April 2006

The new version incorporates our brand new icons.

Version 4.9

15th March 2006

The new version adds support for the 64 bit version of Windows XP.

Version 4.8

1st Feb 2006

The new version adds full unicode support on Windows NT and above. This allows international character sets (e.g. accented characters, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) to be used.

Version 4.7.1

The new version fixes a minor dialog box positioning bug.

Version 4.7

27th October 2005

New features:

  • word swapping
  • adding files/folders by dragging them into the preview table
  • remembers window position and size
  • fixes a minor bug

Version 4.6.1

4th October 2005

This version fixes a bug affecting only Windows 95/98/NT4 users.

Version 4.6

27th September 2005

The new release provides adds natural order sorting and fixes some minor bugs.

Version 4.5.5

4th August 2005

The new release fixes a bug affecting the numbering system when some folders are skipped manually.

Version 4.5

25th May 2005

This release adds a "complete rename" feature (useful in combination with the droplet feature), as well as fixing a problem with long file names.

Version 4.4

16th March 2005

The new version improves the preview user interface and fixes a minor sorting problem.

Version 4.3

26th JANUARY 2005

The new release provides extended control over the sorting and renumbering process. It allows renumbering to be either restarted for each subfolder or to apply to all files to be renaming globally ignoring subfolder boundaries.

Version 4.2

8th DECEMBER 2004

The new release features the ability to insert numbers anywhere within the file name. It also provides a few minor bug fixes.

Version 4.1

3th NOVEMBER 2004

This new release introduces "droplets", little applications that you can drop files onto to perform batch operations on the them.

This powerful automation feature helps you automate recurring tasks, such as renumbering photo files, etc.