This rule replaces the original filenames with the names taken from the list. (The nth line in the list serves as the new name for the nth file in the Files pane.)
Naturally, the list should contain names for all the files loaded in the Files pane.
- If the list is shorter, then some of the files will not be renamed.
- If the list is longer, some of the names will remain unused (but all files in the Files pane will be renamed).
There are three ways to create the list:
- Click in the pane, and manually type the list (one name per line).
- Copy the list from any application to your clipboard. Switch to ReNamer. Click in the UserInput pane and press CTRL+V, right-click and select Paste or choose the Load from clipboard from menu).
- Load a list from the text file (available from menu).
The optional parameters are as follows:
|Insert in front of the current name||Inserts the name before the file name.|
|Insert after the current name||Inserts the name after the current name. The actual position depends on the Skip extension option.|
|Replace the current name||Replaces the existing filename with the new name.
The effect on extension depends on the Skip extension option:
Example and warning
The list of new names must exactly match the list of current files, one-by-one.
|Current Name column||your NewName-list|
|Old name 1||new name for old name 1|
|Old name 2||new name for old name 2|
|Old name 3||new name for old name 3|
Or in other words: the amount of items in your NewName list should match the current amount of items in the Name column. (see example below for clarifying)
Hint: Your NewName list must only contain the new names!
Not the old names too, as maybe seen with other renamers like "old|new" or "old=new" or like that.
For example, if you have this three files:
Old name 1
Old name 2
Old name 3
then your NewName list should contain exactly three lines like:
new name for old name 1
new name for old name 2
new name for old name 3
Examples for clarifying:
File list (Current Name) is longer then new name list:
|Four.txt||<will not be renamed>|
New name list is longer then file list:
Missed item in new name list; your file names will get messed-up: