batch rename files in OS X

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  1. matt9b macrumors member

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    Is there anything out there that can batch rename files in OS X, including files in subfolders?

    I want to change the names of all files from *.* to *_.* so for example test.nat would become test_.nat

    On PC, all you have to do type "ren /s *.* *_.* " from the command prompt to do the job. Pretty simple, ren standards for rename.

    Is there any option available for OS X?

    I've tried automator, it didn't work on subfolders. I've tried namechanger for OS X, but it too doesn't work on subfolders.

    Is it possible to do this from terminal perhaps?

    Thanks
     
  2. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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  4. matt9b thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi gumbyx84 - this doesn't answer the question. As mentioned in the original post, namechanger doesn't work on subfolders. ;)

    miles01110's link doesn't go to 404 here. Thanks miles- I've downloaded Name Mangler and it works a treat!

    Thanks everyone for your replies + help :)
     
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  6. matt9b thread starter macrumors member

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    Its often useful to get links, esp. if u've been googling for hours (which is what most people do before posting a question!) his link works fine here though - maybe the site was down for a second.

    Name Changer doesn't do the job.

    I downloaded Name Mangler and it works great, thanks :)
     
  7. Jon-Luke macrumors 6502

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    My favorite program for this is also Name Mangler... But for some reason they seem to have gone offline.

    It was a free program so here is a link to my zip of the App: http://tinyurl.com/yhqvd2o

    Enjoy!
     
  8. matt9b thread starter macrumors member

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    Am using Name Mangler at the mo, it works, but it is slow to rename a lot of files - to rename 8,000 files, it has taken 5 minutes, compared to command prompt's 5 seconds on the PC! It will do for the moment though - unless there is something else as fast as PC's command prompt out there for Mac?

    Thanks
     
  9. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Why are you renaming 8,000 files? I'm not having a go, just curious? ;)
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I use bridge to mass rename my files, so if you own photoshop, that will fit the bill.
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Humm, goes to 404 for me now too. W..t..f.
     
  12. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Did you take a look at the link I provided earlier? It may have increased performance.
     
  13. awen1113 macrumors newbie

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    I got the same problem!! Hundreds of photos need to be manage!!! So annoying!!

    I googled an app called Rename Now and trying it right now. Seems good.
     

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