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Changing multiple file names at once.

330 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2006 12:23 PM by CJHus RSS
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May 3, 2006 4:03 PM
How do I go about changing multiple file names at once? Like I have a folder with 30 items in it all named "IMG0046, IMG0047, etc." but I want to make them all say like "Park0046, Park0047, etc." Is this possible to do without doing them individually?
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  • maciscool Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)
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    May 3, 2006 5:47 PM (in response to clockkicker)
    It is possible using applescript, and I have an applescript for macos9 that adds a prefix to filenames, with some modification it would do what you want. I will look for the script and post it if I find it, but all of my scripts are spread throughout 10 computers so I will do my best.
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  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,425 points)
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    May 3, 2006 10:57 PM (in response to clockkicker)
    You could use the "Rename Finder Items" action in Automator. or the "Replace Text in Item Names" script in /Applications/AppleScript/Example Scripts/Finder Scripts/.
  • Mihalis Tsoukalos Level 4 Level 4 (2,015 points)
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    May 4, 2006 4:35 AM (in response to clockkicker)
    If they are image files, you can use iPhoto or Photoshop CS2 or a similar application. They all support what you want.

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  • CJHus Calculating status...
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    Jun 3, 2006 12:23 PM (in response to Mihalis Tsoukalos)
    If they are image files, you can use iPhoto...
    support what you want.


    I can't find a function in iPhoto to edit file names. I understand that iPhoto keeps separate "titles" in its database but doesn't change the underlying files' names.

    (a glaring omission, in my opinion)



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