How To Rename Multiple Files On Mac

[Built In Tool For Easy Renaming]

The Mac operating system features a lot of inbuilt and third party applications that help users speed up, or fully automate tasks that would otherwise take a lot of time to accomplish.

These tools take care of all sort of tasks ranging from simpler ones, like Saving Multiple Items all the way to Sending Encrypted Messages.

Today we are talking about yet another built in feature that lets users rename multiple files on a Mac, just by following these simple steps:

  1. Select all the files you want to rename.
  2. Once selected, right click on them.
  3. From the right click menu, select the “Rename” option.
  4. A new dialog box will open up.
  5. From the “Top Left Dropdown” Menu, select “Format”.
  6. This option lets you create a new series of names for the files.
  7. Click on the “Name Format” dropdown menu.
  8. Select if you want your files sorted by “Name And Index/Counter/Date”.
  9. Write the desired file name in the “Custom Format” section.
  10. Choose the number the renaming should start with.
  11. Rename all the files.
  12. If you want to modify the existing file names, instead of creating new ones, select “Add Text” from the top left dropdown menu.
  13. Enter the addition you want to make to the files names in the space provided.
  14. Select where you want this text to be placed in the title.
  15. Modify and rename all the files.
  16. If you want to replace specific text in the title, then select “Replace Text” from the top left dropdown menu.
  17. Write down the text you want to replace, and enter the text you want to replace it with.
  18. Replace and rename all the files.

With these simple steps, you will be able to easily rename all the files you want on your Mac.

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Posted on : 11 Oct 2016 @ 06:33

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