On this page you will find an overview of all options from the settings dialog of the FileRenamer with an explanation of the respective function. You reach the dialog described here via the "Settings" menu. An explanation of the functions of other program parts of the FileRenamer can be found in the function overview.
- General > Treat File Name and File Extension independent from each other: If this option is activated, independent options and rules for the file name and the file extension are shown in the main window. If this option is not activated, the options for the extension are not displayed and the name will be processed as a whole.
- General > File Extension starts at last/first Dot in File Name: Depending on what is activated here, the file extension will be cut at a different position. For example, the file "file.ab.cd" would be splitted like "file.ab" as name and "cd" as extension or "file" as name and "ab.cd" as extension.
- General > Columns: Here you can determine which columns should be displayed in the file list in the main window. Check or uncheck the corresponding column option in order to show or hide the columns.
- Numbering > Numbering: The placeholder %num% will be replaced by a number in each text field (for example text fields in the functions search and replace or text insertions). The chosen number corresponds to the position of the file in the list. You can change the position in the list by sorting a column by clicking on the column header or by rearranging the files in the list manually. Here, in the settings, you can specify at which value the numbering should start (field initial value), by which value the number should be incremented (field increment) and whether leading zeros should be used. If you type 0 or 1 in this field, no leading zeros who will be written, otherwise the specified number of leading zeros will be used. For example when specifying 3, the counting would be 001, 002, 003 and so on.
- Numbering > Same-Named-Files: These options are applied in case that multiple files or folders would get the same name after renaming with the configured changes. If the option "Number files for which the renaming would result in the same name" is activated, files or folders with the same name will be numbered consecutively after renaming, so that each file will get an unique name again. If this option is not activated, same named files would result in an error message, because filenames have to be unique. For numbering, you can define a mask, an initial value, the increment as well as the number of your desired leading zeros. The mask must contain the placeholders %name% (name of the file after renaming) as well as %num% (number of the numbering) and can contain each other character that is valid within filenames. If two files would get the same name "abc.txt", the mask "%name% (%num%)" with an initial value of 2, an increment of 1 as well as 4 fixed zeros would lead to renaming the files to "abc (0002).txt" and "abc (0003).txt". Because determing the file name is depending on all other files currently in the list as well as the files from your hard drive, it can be much work to create a preview for the filenames. This is the reason why there is the option "Activate preview for same-named-files-renaming (slowly for large number of files)" with which you can completely deactivate the preview for this function. Using the option "Check for files stored on your hard drive in preview (even slower)", you can prevent how to drive success during the preview creation. However, if using this option, it may happen that the preview is showing another number then the file will actually get after renaming. This will especially be the case if a file of the same name is already existing on your hard drive. The numbering of same named files is carried out independent from the numbering with the placeholder %num% which can be adjusted with the options under "Numbering > Numbering".
- Language: Here you can change the language of the FileRenamer. With the button "Save Language", you can store the selected language, otherwise, the program is trying to start with the language of your operating system. If your desired language is not available, you can gladly help to translate.
- Save: Here you can save your settings or the profiles for your settings. More information about this, you get on the information page about storing settings.