Batch Rename Files for Mac

Edited by Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show how to batch-rename files on the Mac so that each file has title case, which basically means that the first letter of each word will be capitalized. In this tutorial, the files are mixed: some of them are in title case and some are not. We want to change them all to title case.

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Steps

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    To rename files in a batch, we press "Command" and "Space"
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  2. 2
    We type "automator"
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    Once Automator opens, we click "Workflow"
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  4. 4
    We type "get specified"
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    We click and drag "Get Specified Finder Items" into the workflow
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    Next, we type "change name" or "rename finder items"
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    We click and drag "Rename Finder Items" into the workflow
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    We will be asked: "This action will change the names of the Finder items passed into it. Would you like to add a Copy Finder items action so that the copies are changed and your originals are preserved?" In this case, we are not going to add the action because we are happy with just having one copy of each file, not two copies of each file with different names.
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    We click "Don't Add"
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    We click the first column, "Replace Text"
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    We click "Change Case"
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    We click "lowercase"
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    We can change the option to "lowercase", "UPPERCASE", and "Title Case".
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    We click "Title Case"
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    For title case items, there is an example that shows that we'll have capitalized first, second, third, fourth, etc., parts.
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    Now, we can add in the files to which we want this to apply
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    We can either drag and drop all of the files from Finder into the workflow area, or we can click the "Add..." function.
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    We can choose the folder in which the files are
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    In this case, we press "Command" and "A" to select everything in Finder and drag it to the workflow
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    Now, with everything set up, we'll just click on "Run"
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    We go back to Finder
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    We'll see that all of the item names have been changed to title case.
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That is how we batch-rename items to title case on the Mac using Automator. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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Categories : Macintosh

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Djinu

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