© Copyright 2008 Larry LeVine

What the program does:

This program can be used to make mass changes to all the file names in a folder. You can change the case, file extensions or file dates. Make long names into short names. You can also rename files using an index number.

Need to create lots of folders at once? You create folders such as CD_01, CD_02 etc. by using the "Create folders" function.

If you have lots of floppies you can back them up to your hard disk or any other removable media.

How to use it:

  1. Use the Browse button to choose the folder where the files are located. You will then see a list of all the files in the folder. If there are any you don't want changed you can right click on them and select "Remove from list".

  2. Pick the kind of operation you want to perform from the Actions menu.

  3. The "to" column now shows the way the file names will look after you make the changes. Carefully review the changes to be sure this is what you want.

  4. Click Change from the menu and you will be asked if you really want to do this. After the names have been changed the "to" column will be refreshed with the new names. You can perform another operation at this point.

Using the folder creator:

  1. Use Actions / Create folders with an index number to open the dialog box.

  2. Use the Browse button to select a location if the one shown is not what you want.

  3. Enter the name of the folder you want to use.

  4. Enter the lowest and highest index numbers you want appended to the folder name.

  5. Use the Test name creation button to see what the names will look like.

  6. Create the folders, you are done.

Using the floppy saver:

  1. Use Actions / Floppy saver to open the dialog box.

  2. Use the Browse button to pick the folder where you want the floppies saved.

  3. Pick a folder name for the first floppy or use the one already there. An index number will be appended.

  4. Click the Start button. Pick the drive you will be using, insert the floppy and then click the Start button. Continue doing this until all the disks have been copied. You can stop at any time and when you resume the program will pick up where it left off.

Example of using an index number:

Say you have lots of pictures you took at a wedding. Your camera names them "IMG_0001", "IMG_0002" etc. You can use the "Rename files using an index number" to change them to "Jill's wedding 001", Jill's wedding 002".


This program is available on an "as is basis". I make no claims that it will work on your system. Use it at your own risk. You are free to use it as you like but remember that I own the rights to it. See you on the web at llevine.com.