Can I automate renaming files and how to stop it doing this...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by daneaston666, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. daneaston666 macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the process of importing loads of DVDs using HandBrake to have on Apple TV.

    But all the files read a bit like this: "FUTURAMA_DISC_1-1" etc etc. and so I'm renaming them "Futurama 1.1, Futurama 1.2" etc. Is there a way of automating this rather dull process?

    Also, in finder, if I select a file and hit return to highlight the text, it often deselects itself whilst I'm typing which is becoming infuriating. Sometimes it'll deselect itself half a dozen times before it stays selected and let's me rename the file. It feels like I'm on a Windows PC with such an annoying glitch!
     
  2. Stormbringer macrumors regular

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    I have the same things when renaming files in Finder at times!:mad:

    Don't know about automatic renaming, but you can use something like Name Mangler to rename large amounts of files easily at once.
     
  3. daneaston666 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I've worked it out - I think it's as it's updating all the little thumbnails next to the files - each time it updates the thumbnail it deselects what I'm typing.

    That is crap.
     

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