One of the easiest and efficient ways to keep your files organized is to name them correctly. Naming helps divide the files into sub-categories and improves the workflow and saves time
There are times when we are in a rush and we just don’t deem it important to name our files in a way that will help us remember them later on. What this does is: fill folders with random file names that make no sense. This makes it hard to remember which file was which and even harder to shift these files into other folders.
It is necessary to rename your files to avoid this problem. You might think that manually renaming these files is a lot of work, but we can help you simplify this task through a secured online application called Cloud File Renamer.
Cloud File Renamer
CFR is an online web application that is made to help users rename their files using cloud service accounts including Google Drive. Cloud File Renamer has a highly accurate algorithm that renames files at a very fast speed while maintaining accuracy.
CFR uses the 256-bit encryption technology to make sure that your data is secure and the reliability of methods are maintained. One great thing about CFR is that no password or personal files are stored by CFR. It uses the official API of google drive to ensure safety.
Process of Renaming Files on Google Drive:
This is a pretty easy process to grasp and quick too. If you want to know how to rename your files, read below!
The First Step (Registration):
To begin with this process, you need to simply visit the website (cloudfilerenamer.com) and create a Cloud File Renamer account through either your pre-existing google or microsoft account. Allow CFR necessary permissions when you’re asked.
If you want, you can register through some other email domain as well. In this case, you just need to press on the activation link that will be sent to you by CFR via email.
How to Link to Google Drive:
Cloud File Renamer can be used through several cloud services like: OneDrive, Google Drive. Dropbox, and Amazon S3. On the webpage, you will be asked to select your desired cloud from the toolbar at the top, which will be google drive in this scenario.
After signing in, next thing you must do is press the Add New Drive Button > enter your google account credentials > get your Google Drive data verified by the Google Drive API.
Choose & Load Files:
After you have successfully logged in and done all that is mentioned above, you will see the whole Google Drive Folder loaded onto the CFR’s interface. All you need to do is, select the folder that contains the file you want to rename and then press the “load files” button in order to load the desired files into the CFR.
Note: If you want to rename files that are located at the home section, you need to move those files into a folder to enable CFR’s renaming system.
Insert Suitable Renaming Rules:
Now comes the important part! If you have made it to this step, it means you have to rename your files to whatever name you have in mind. CFR gives you multiple options like:
- New Name (with this, your file will have a brand new name)
- Replace Text (replace specific instance(s) of specific character(s) from existing filenames)
- Remove Text (delete instance(s) of specific character(s) from existing filenames)
- Trim Text (remove characters by the user-specified length at the beginning or end of the filename)
- Numbering (insert a number at the beginning or end of the filename)
- Insert At (insert specific characters at specific positions in the existing filenames)
- Swap (swap the position of text located before and after a specified portion of the filename)
- Title Case (changes the first letter of each word in the filename to uppercase)
- Prefix (add a prefix to the filename)
- Suffix (add a suffix to the filename)
- Uppercase (convert the entire filename to uppercase)
- Lowercase (convert the entire filename to lowercase)
A glimpse of the rename operation at Cloud File Renamer
Now that you have selected the suitable rule and the correct settings, click on the Add Rule button to add it for onward renaming operation of the chosen files. We would also like to mention that you can add more than one rule at a single time! All you need to do is select the next rule you want to apply and enter the required details, same as the process done in the previous rule.
CFR also shows you a preview of the files that are going to be renamed before beginning the renaming process. If you wish, you can always remove the rule applied from the rules section and also insert it with the settings most suitable to your needs.
Warning: This is the final stage that allows you to make changes to the renaming process. We advise that you preview all the changes you have selected before pressing the rename button.
The Final Step (Renaming):
If you are happy with what you see in the previews, you can press the Rename button to begin the process. This process is designed to be fast and efficient but the speed may vary depending on the number of the files that are getting renamed or your internet speed.
Once this process finishes up, you can view the changes on the cloud and your desktop, if you have Google Backup and Sync activated on it.
With all this being said, I think it is clear to say that Cloud File Renamer offers a fast and efficient solution to the otherwise time consuming bulk renaming process. We hope you liked what you just read and that you also check it out for yourself!