ReNamer:Renaming files

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When the RenameButton.png button is pressed, the following happens:

  1. The marked files are renamed according to the Name and New Name columns (or Path and New Path if changes affect the full path) in the Files pane.
    • If some of the rules do not seem to have applied, the reason could be that the ReNamer is in Manual Preview mode and you did not refresh the preview after adding/editing some of the rules. To update the preview, press the PreviewButton.png button again.
    • If your set of rules is not meant to move files from one folder to another, you can as well assume that files are renamed according to the Name and New Name columns of the Files pane.
  2. The Name column now contains the new name of the item, and
  3. The New Name column becomes empty
    • It is supposed to show a preview of the proposed new name, so once the file is renamed there is no new name any more.
  4. Old names are remembered to allow reverting of the changes using the Undo Renaming option from the Main Menu.

After the renaming is complete various additional actions can be performed based on Program settings for renaming. For example, the list of Rules and Files can be automatically cleared off, or program can automatically close.

When is a file considered "renamed successfully"?

Each renaming operation can have one of the following outcomes:

Outcome Is it considered as successfully renamed?
A file that was unmarked (that is, was NOT marked for the current round of renaming)
No
A file name that was changed during the renaming operation.
Yes
A file name that did not change because none of the renaming rules were applicable.
Yes
A file name that caused error during renaming (e.g. invalid file name, name conflict, etc.)
No

You can set ReNamer's Program settings to take some conditional actions on the files based on their outcome. For example, you can clear off the files that were successfully renamed.

Note: When the new name of the file is the same as the original name the renaming operation is still performed, but without any changes applied. It is important to note that such renaming operation can still fail, for example, because the original file no longer exists.