Automator help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Burvs, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Burvs macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've got a few hundred files that all need the first three characters of their filenames removing.

    I'm trying to do it with Automator but can't work out how.

    Is it possible?

    Cheers!
     
  2. numlock macrumors 68000

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    #2
    are the first 3 characters the same for all the files?
     
  3. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

    lancestraz

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    #3
    AppleScript can do this. Just double click the script and point it at a folder where you want EVERY item to have it's name trimmed by three characters.
    If a file name (not including the extension) is less than three characters long it will be omitted.
    This shouldn't screw your computer up, but use at your own risk.
     

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