Smart way to rename multiple files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pcw, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. pcw macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    In Windows XP you can select all the files you want to rename, then choose rename and you type for instance "Name.ext" and it will automatically rename the others to "Name (1).ext" "Name (2).ext"... is there a built in function as well for this in OS X?
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    I havn't tried, but I highly doubt it. Maybe on Vista, but not on XP. Thats an Apple thing.
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    No, there isn't.

    You have to use 3rd party utilites or shell/java/apple scripts.

    "FileNamer" and "A Better Finder Renamer" leap to mind for 3rd party apps.

    (Fixed bad app name)
  4. pcw thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Might there be a way to do it with Automator perhaps?

    Edit: Found it myself.

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