Bulk Rename Utility allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria.

Can Bulk Rename Utility rename files from a list?

Yes, Bulk Rename Utility lets you import file names from a text file. The text file must consist of: the old file name followed by a pipe character (|) or a comma (,) and the new file name, one per line.

Is Bulk Rename Utility free?

Bulk Rename Utility is free for personal use, but for commercial purposes you must buy a license in order to use it.

Does Bulk Rename Utility support mp3 ID3 tags?

Yes, Bulk Rename Utility supports mp3 ID3 tags as well as video tags. It can rename all the related information such as artist, album, titles as well as frame width, frame height, length, bitrate, etc.


Add date/time stamps, replace numbers, insert text, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and subfolders... plus a whole lot more!

  • Rename multiple files quickly, according to many flexible criteria.
  • Rename files in many ways: add, replace, insert text into file names. Convert case, add numbers. Remove or change file extensions.
  • Check the detailed preview before renaming.
  • Rename photos using EXIF metadata (i.e. "Date Picture Taken", "Resolution" and other information embedded in all JPG photo files) Rename your holiday pictures from a meaningless dsc1790.jpg to NewYork1.jpg in a flash.
  • Rename MP3 files using ID3 tags (a.k.a. MP3 ID3 tag renaming).
  • Rename files using Windows File Properties (e.g. media video length, width, height, rate, publisher, etc).
  • Change files' creation and modification time stamps.

Renaming multiple files and/or multiple folders has never been easier! It has a small memory footprint so it can be left running all the time without consuming all your memory. It started as a freeware Visual Basic tool, but as its popularity has grown it has been completely rewritten in C++ to be robust and lightweight - and very, very fast! It can easily handle folders/discs containing well over 100,000 entries... and it can batch rename 1,000s of files in seconds.

The software gets downloaded very frequently. It has a large base of regular users and an active User's Forum. Most of the features have originated from users' suggestions. As such, it is continually being enhanced and improved.

As well as being "recommended" by a number of websites, Bulk Rename Utility has also appeared on many magazine cover-discs, from Brazil to Sweden. Bulk Rename Utility is compatible with all versions of Windows, e.g. Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000.

What's New

  • Added ability to specify a custom 'Prevent Duplicates' format.
  • Added ability to specify the rename log file name and path.
  • Added ability to use quotes (") in Filters (12) -> Mask.
  • Fixed missing version in the BRU installer and the Windows Control Panel.
  • Restored the original 'Title Case' behavior in Case (4) and added a new 'Title Case Enhanced' that uses the 'New York Times Title Case' rules. Custom words, upper-case words and exceptions can be specified with the new 'Title Case Enhanced'.
  • Log to File now supports also Unicode names.
  • Fixed issue with Taken (Original) and Item Date not showing when dragging files directly into Bulk Rename Utility.
  • Fixed 'Lead Dots' not resetting in Remove (5) when clicking on 'Reset'.
  • Fixed 1 hour skip issue in Change File Timestamps window - if DST active.