View Full Version : How to group edit a file name

7th March 2010, 12:04 PM
Used to use Total Commander in my PC days to do this. Say I have thirty files with some text in a filename that is common to all thirty but that I either want to remove or change globally. How do you do that in OS X?

7th March 2010, 12:06 PM
There's a preconfigured applescript to do that from memory, worth taking a look at i think. or perhaps it was a folder action script. I can't remember sorry but look into those.

7th March 2010, 01:47 PM
Filewrangler? (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16436)

7th March 2010, 02:04 PM
I've used A Better Finder Rename for years and recommend it.

A Better Finder Rename 8: The Batch File Renamer for Mac OS X (http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename/)

7th March 2010, 02:27 PM
I use Name Mangler. Does the job rather well.

Many Tricks Name Mangler (http://www.manytricks.com/namemangler/)

7th March 2010, 02:56 PM
You already have the app to do it. It comes with OS X and is in /Applications/Automator.

Automator rocks.

How To Use Automator In Mac Os X To Mass Rename Files | ChrisWrites dot com (http://www.chriswrites.com/2009/04/how-to-use-automator-to-mass-rename-finder-items/)
Renaming Files and Folders the Automator Way - AppleMatters (http://www.applematters.com/article/renaming-files-and-folders-the-automator-way/)

8th March 2010, 09:44 AM
NameChanger (http://web.mac.com/mickeyroberson/MRR_Software/NameChanger.html) is free and very good.