Program that adds X to a file name, if different file already has the same name?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by felixen, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Since iPhoto is highly buggy I always drag the new images I add to it into my photos folder in Documents. This is my backup, and this is the folder I know is fully complete, where iPhoto may sometimes bug out and not contain all my photos.

    Now I just transferred a few photos from my iPhone into iPhoto, and when I dragged the photos into my backup Photos folder, it said some of the files already existed. I don't know what has happened, but some of these new images have the same name as already existing image files.

    I believe on windows there was a feature to add the file anyway but give it a slight different name (IMG001 would become IMG001_2 or whatever). On my Mac I can only choose to overwrite the already existing file or forget the new file. Doesn't seem to be an option for adding the file and at the same time giving it a slight different name.

    Is there anything I can install on my Mac Mini (running Lion) to give me this feature?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Umm, Lion offers the option to Keep Both Files, which does exactly that.


    If you don't see that, try pressing the Option button while that window is on the screen.


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