I have a list of files. These files are all the same, but they need to be renamed so that their names are identical to another list of files. The filenames they require are all different.

Basically, I want to copy a load of filenames, and paste them onto a load of files to rename them. What utility can do that for me?

Windows 7, free program please.

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For this task I recommend Advanced Renamer. Generate a list with the old filenames and the new filenames like this:


and save it as renameList.csv.

Start Advanced Renamer and choose Import - CSV File. Select the renameList.csv as Filename. Select the input folder of your files as Base folder for original files.

CSV Import in Advanced Renamer

Press Import.

You can even edit the list now if you want.

Before batch execution

If you are happy, press START BATCH.

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    But do they work how I said?
    – Ne Mo
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 10:52
  • After having it verfied please up-vote my answer and mark it as accepted using the green checkmark.
    – Michael S.
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 15:50
  • As soon as I get the chance, I will report back. But I appreciate the effort, so here in any case, so here you go
    – Ne Mo
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 16:14

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