I'm glad to hear an honorable reason exist for such a thing. Look at your proposal from someone else's point of view and it was quite suspect.
Here's some things to make life easier...Make directory file listLook at bottom of page for free versionRename from listThese two programs may be what you are looking for. Good luck.
I've managed to create a .bat file that will generate .txt file containing the names of all the files inside of folder "X".
RenList is one solution but it only renames 5 files per time, i need something that will rename them all (freeware).