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  1. KooBrewoP macrumors regular

    KooBrewoP

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    I have loads of photos, colected from diffrent sorces and i need to organize them all. I often get a lot called 1 or 2 etc , so i have to rename them when i put them in with others of the same name, and sometimes i need to organize folders, by renaming hundreds of photos 1, 2, 3 or a1, a2 etc. In this age of electric shiny things their must be an automated process that can rename hundreds of files for me, anyone know of one? :confused:
     
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    If you're using Mac OS X 10.2 or 10.3, go into the "Applescript" folder inside of your "Applications" folder. You should find a program called "Install Script Menu" there. If you double click on that, it will install a menu near the top right of your screen (in the menu bar, left of the date/time display).

    That menu includes a bunch of useful Applescripts... including some scripts for the Finder that allow you to rename, or append text to the names of a folder full of files. It works great, I've used it many times.
     
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Very cool!

    But for idiots like me who don't generally need these scripts, I'll save you five minutes of searching: There is a "remove script menu" application in the same folder.
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    Doesn't Cmd+dragging off the menu bar work too?
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Yes, it does. Now, I've learned three things today.

    Sigh.
     
  6. KooBrewoP thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah but you can only replace names with the same number, not ascending or descending numbers, or am i missing something.
     

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