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

    Mar 27, 2009
    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

    Jul 20, 2007
    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

    Mar 27, 2009
    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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