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Rename Master


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/20/2018.

Rename Master is a freeware utility designed to rename multiple files with a just few clicks. Anyone that has worked with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos, or pictures has probably spent way too much time renaming hundreds of files. This utility will add, remove, or replace parts of the filename with ease and also supports renaming via file properties, MP3 tags, JPEG JFIF and EXIF tags, Video tags, and text files. Batch renaming that's simple to use, yet still very powerful.


  • Intelligent number sorting
  • Full Unicode filename support
  • File and folder renaming
  • Custom filelist columns
  • Auto-Preview
  • Subfolder Scanning to rename files in multiple folder
  • Renaming Variables for JPEG/MP3/Video tags, file properties, counters, and more
  • Scripts to save commonly used renaming options
  • [*] and [?] command prompt style wildcards, or full Regular Expression support
  • Optional Explorer integration for right-clicking on files/folders or using "Send To"
  • Case Changing and Textfile importing
  • Command line options for batch renaming

To install Rename Master, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install renamemaster

To upgrade Rename Master, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade renamemaster


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir = (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    . "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'renamemaster'
      fileType      = 'zip'
      url           = ''
      checksum      = 'f35dcbc8432523b365b27de09bfd56df6a4602a17bd55a2f01d9b2595175765f'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem "$toolsDir\RenameMaster.exe"
    Install-ChocolateyExplorerMenuItem 'openRenameMaster' 'Rename Master...' "$toolsDir\RenameMaster.exe"
    Remove-Item "$toolsDir\setup.exe" -Force -ea 0
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    if (!(Get-Command Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
      # Redsandro - I will just include the required modules with the package as long as they are not merged with Chocolatey yet
      function Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem {
        # We need to know the translation for the Explorer context-menu item for pinning an item to the start-menu or taskbar.
        # Be careful. Commands vary from Windows version to version. E.g. Win7 -> Startmenu; Win8 -> Start;
        # We need loose matching. So we want to match the action (Pin) and the target (Start(menu) or Task(bar)) separately.
        # Translations
        # or even better, figure out a way to pin items to start without using this MONSTROUS trick.
        # Pin (to start)
        $verbPin = @{}
        $verbPin['da-DK'] = "Fastg�r"
        $verbPin['en-US'] = "Pin"
        $verbPin['fi-FI'] = "Kiinnit�"
        $verbPin['nb-NO'] = "Fest"
        $verbPin['nl-NL'] = "Vastmaken"
        $verbPin['sv-SE'] = "F�st"
        # (Pin to) Start
        $verbStart = @{}
        $verbStart['da-DK'] = "Start"
        $verbStart['en-US'] = "Start"
        $verbStart['fi-FI'] = "K�ynnist�"
        $verbStart['nb-NO'] = "Start"
        $verbStart['nl-NL'] = "Start"
        $verbStart['sv-SE'] = "Start"
        # (Pin to) Taskbar
        $verbTask = @{}
        $verbTask['da-DK'] = "Proceslinje"
        $verbTask['en-US'] = "Task"
        $verbTask['fi-FI'] = "Teht�v�palkkiin"
        $verbTask['nb-NO'] = "Oppgavelinjen"
        $verbTask['nl-NL'] = "Taak"
        $verbTask['sv-SE'] = "Aktivitetsf�ltet"
        # Get Locale
        $locale = (get-culture).Name
        # Not sure if get-culture < Windows 8, better not use
        # Usage
        if ($target -eq "") {
          Write-Output "usage: Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem <file to pin> [-taskbar true]"
          Write-Output "       -taskbar true (executable only) pins target to desktop TaskBar in stead of Start"
        else {
          # Switch for Taskbar instead of Start
          if ($taskbar -ne "") {
            $verbAction = $verbTask
          else {
            $verbAction = $verbStart
          # Path exists?
          if (-not (test-path "$target")) {
            Write-Output "No such file: '$target'";
          $pinned = $false
          $path = split-path "$target"
          $file = split-path "$target" -leaf
          $explorer	= new-object -com "Shell.Application"
          $folder = $explorer.nameSpace($path)
          $item = $folder.parseName($file)
          $options	= $item.Verbs()	# > $null # This will still output irrelevant warnings for certain context menu items such as github. How to I hide these?
          foreach ($option in $options) {
            $oName = $option.Name.Replace("&", "")
            # Be careful. Commands vary from Windows version to version. E.g. Win7 -> Startmenu; Win8 -> Start;
            # We need loose matching.
            # WARNING - This trick might also cause UNpinning if $file was already pinned!
            # First, match Pin
            foreach ($vPin in $verbPin.values) {
              if ($oName -imatch $vPin) {
                # Second, match action (either Start or Task(bar))
                foreach ($vAction in $verbAction.values) {
                  if ($oName -imatch $vAction) {
                    # Write-Output "Locale detected: $($vAction.key)" # Don't know key in values-foreach
                    Write-Output "Command detected: $oName"
                    Write-Output "Executing '$oName' for '$target'"
                    $pinned = $true
                if ($pinned) { break }
          if ($pinned) { Write-Output "Succesfully Pinned '$file'" }
          else { Write-Output "Could not pin '$file'" }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Joe Joe Soft


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Rename Master 3.12 467 Monday, October 19, 2015 approved
Rename Master 3.11 545 Sunday, September 7, 2014  
Rename Master 3.9 391 Wednesday, March 5, 2014  
Rename Master 380 Monday, November 18, 2013  
Rename Master 3.8 343 Monday, August 26, 2013  
Rename Master 3.4 330 Tuesday, April 16, 2013  
Rename Master 277 Monday, January 7, 2013  

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